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Global air traffic is forecast to triple between 2000 and 2015 and, if this demand is to be met, more than 5,000 new aircraft will have to be built each year. Europe's aeronautics industry therefore faces a massive challenge to satisfy demand for economic, safe and environmentally friendly air travel. In the next 20 years, over 16 000 commercial aircraft could be built worldwide to meet the expected tripling of air traffic. Competition in the global aeronautical products market is correspondingly fierce.
This part of the Growth Programme - the Key Action 4 (KA4) on 'New Perspectives in Aeronautics' - aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the European aeronautic industry, including SMEs, while ensuring sustainable growth of air transportation.
Four priorities have been set for European aeronautics research over the next eight to ten years:
The Aeronautics programme is broken down to nine technology platforms which are addressing technology integration and validation activities:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research (DG Research)
Key Action 4 (KA4) 'New perspectives in aeronautics' comprises an overall budget of some EUR 700 million.
Most European countries (EU members and candidate countries)
Featured projects from KA4 (selection):
Several KA4 projects are related to similar activities and projects commisssioned by EC, DG TREN, and a variety of predecessing FP4 projects.
Browse project descriptions for this programme
Mr Herbert Von Bose
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research (DG Research), Directorate H - Space and Transport (Aeronautics Unit)
Rue de la Loi 200 - Wetstraat 200 Offices: SDME 2/85
Tel: +32 2 29 59074
Fax: +32 2 29 66757
TRIP is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).