On 20.09.2013 the members of the AERO-PLAN Aeronautic Cluster initiated actions aimed at the Cluster’s obtaining the status of Core Partner in the Clean Sky 2 Programme.
Clean Sky 2 is the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe. Its mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft, hence bringing a key contribution in achieving the Single European Sky environmental objectives.
The Clean Sky JTI (Joint Technology Initiative) was born in 2008 and represents a unique Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and the industry. It is managed by the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU).
The CSJU will deliver demonstrators in all segments of civil air transport, grouped into six technological areas called 'Integrated Technology Demonstrators' (ITD). Each ITD is led by two industry leaders that are committed for the full duration of the CSJU. They are the founding members (with the European Union) of the CSJU.
The industrial leaders of the Clean Sky Programme are: EADS, AIRBUS, EUROCOPTER, Fraunhofer, Alenia Aermacchi, Agusta Westland, SAFRAN, THALES, SAAB, DASSAULT AVIATION, LIEBHERR, Rolls-Royce.
The success of the first Clean Sky Programme resulted in the development of the second undertaking. The key elements of Clean Sky 2 are: