Clean Sky 2 will build on the success of Clean Sky, the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe, and will deliver full-scale in-flight demonstration of novel architectures and configurations. Advanced technology inserted and demonstrated at full systems level will enable step-changes in environmental and economic performance and bring crucial competitiveness benefits to European industry.

The aeronautical sector is a critical actor in reaching the goals set out in Horizon 2020, focusing in particular on smart, green and integrated transport. The unique Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and the industry through Clean Sky 2 can deliver key outcomes:

Aviation provides invaluable time-efficient mobility. New concepts can aid the air transport system (ATS) in meeting evolving mobility needs of citizens: more efficient use of local airports, faster connections, and reduced congestion. The Clean Sky 2 focus on the ‘System Readiness Level’2 of vehicles will demonstrate the benefits of technology at ATS level.

Aviation provides invaluable time-efficient mobility. New concepts can aid the air transport system (ATS) in meeting evolving mobility needs of citizens: more efficient use of local airports, faster connections, and reduced congestion. The Clean Sky 2 focus on the ‘System Readiness Level’2 of vehicles will demonstrate the benefits of technology at ATS level.
Clean Sky 2 will help protect highly skilled jobs in Europe. In addition to continued competition with ‘traditional’ aeronautics countries, Europe now faces strong competitors from ‘BRIC’ nations. Clean Sky 2 will enable European industry to deliver the necessary innovations based on affordable and sustainable technologies. This will be supported by design tools and methods, programme and supply chain management, and certification processes that will shorten time-to-market, decrease non-recurring costs, reduce risk, and create the global leadership essential for a sustainable industrial base.

For further information: http://www.cleansky.eu/content/page/towards-clean-sky-2