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
CEF Transport co-finances projects that enhance multimodality, improve infrastructure and advance innovation and new technologies.
Projects and results
Specialised collection of projects at European, national and international levels.
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded air transport research projects.
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.
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships.
A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results
Aviation safety policy recommendations based on evidence provided by EU research and innovation projects.
Collaboration and jobs
Find partners for open EU calls for proposal
Researcher jobs in related fields