Why the EU supports research and innovation in air transport
Citizens and the environment are heavily affected by air travel. Aircraft emit CO2, nitrogen oxide, fine airborne particles and are noisy. But aviation is vitally important to the economy.
The aeronautics industry is characterised by long development cycles and high technological risks. This means that cooperation between all key private and public organisations is essential to strengthen and streamline research.
Ambitious targets for 2050 are set in Europe's vision for aviation. Research and innovation will play a pivotal role in achieving them.
On this page you can find more information, the work programme and a link to the environment-related calls
COST (European cooperation in science and technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks
Connecting Europe Facility - transport
CEF Transport co-finances projects that enhance multimodality, improve infrastructure and advance innovation and new technologies.
Projects and results
TRIMIS projects database
Specialised collection of projects at European, national and international levels.
Research project database (CORDIS)
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded air transport research projects.
Project success stories
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded air transport research projects.
Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU.
Horizon Results Platform
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships.
Results pack on safer aviation
A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results
Projects for policy - aviation safety
Aviation safety policy recommendations based on evidence provided by EU research and innovation projects.
Collaboration and jobs
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Find partners for open EU calls for proposal
Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking
Clean Sky 2 JU has more than 600 participating entities in 24 countries. It brings together SMEs, research centres universities and industry to develop cutting edge aeronautical technologies.
SESAR Joint Undertaking
SESAR JU brings together over 100 separate organisations to develop solutions that will fundamentally change air traffic management in Europe.
Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe (ACARE) European Technology Platform
ACARE ETP brings together stakeholders to set the strategic direction for Europe to remain a global aeronautics leader, whilst meeting societal and environmental needs.
Network for local and regional authorities to work together to promote sustainable mobility by deploying innovative transport solutions.
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