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                                                                                  SUSTAINABLE AVIATION

the success of the initial programme, its  overall budget of €3,7 billion is funded
successor, Clean Sky 2, was launched       equally by the European Commission,
in 2014 as part of the Commission’s        the industry and Eurocontrol, the
Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation       European Organisation for the Safety of
Programme and is running until 2024.       Air Navigation.
Clean Sky 2 with its more ambitious
goals, such as reducing noise levels       These innovative flagship projects have
by aircraft in general, CO2 emissions      to be a key priority for the EU also in
by 75% and the very toxic mono-            the next MFF. Only with appropriate
nitrogen oxides by even 90% is the         funding it can be ensured that the
largest European research programme        ambitions turn to concrete outcomes
developing innovative, cutting-edge        and strengthen the competitiveness of
technology with a budget of not less       our aviation sector. It is highly necessary
than €4 billion. The EU contributes        to have budgetary certainty on the long
€1.8 billion from the Horizon 2020         run for a successful implementation
programme budget whereas industrial        phase of the running programmes and
partners contribute €2.2 billion.          for future programmes as a possible
The focus of this programme is on          Cleansky 3 which has to be established
measures, such as developing new           after 2020. l
engine architectures especially with
increased aircraft fuel efficiency,
improved wing aerodynamics, lighter
composite structures and more
electrical on-board energy.

SESAR, the Single European Sky ATM         Contact details:
Research project, aims to improve
Air Traffic Management (ATM)               Parlement européen
performance by modernising and             Bât. Altiero Spinelli
harmonising ATM systems through the        15E157
definition, development, validation        60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
and deployment of innovative               B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
technological and operational ATM          Tel: +32 (0) 2 28 45191
solutions. The goal of SESAR is to         Fax: +32 (0) 2 28 49191
ensure sustainable development of
the air transport sector in Europe.
The main objectives are the tripling
of capacity and increasing safety in
the same time, the improvement of
environmental performance by 10%
per flight as well the reduction of air
traffic management costs by 50%. The
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