CleanSky & SESAR

  • May 22, 2017

Public Private Partnership (PPP) instruments:

CleanSky Joint Undertaking

Clean Sky’s core mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performance of aircraft. Specific environmental aims are fourfold:

- 50% reduction of CO2 emissions through drastic reduction of fuel consumption
- 80% reduction of NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions
- 50% reduction of external noise
- A green product life cycle: design, manufacturing, maintenance and disposal / recycling

Complementing environmental targets, CleanSky also aims to contribute to European competitiveness and mobility, with the creation of sustainable growth and skilled employment in the air transport sector.

The original Clean Sky 1 programme was launched in 2008 and was recently closed in March 2017.1.6 billion (50% from the EC, 50% from stakeholders).

Clean Sky 2 began in 2014 and continues until 2024, building on the original programme's achievements. Clean Sky 2's budget is €4 billion. (45% from the EC):

ASD members are strongly involved as leaders and partners in the Cleansky Joint Undertaking (JU), committed to reaching the environmental objectives of the project.


SESAR Joint Undertaking

Established in 2007 as a public-private partnership, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) is responsible for the modernisation of the European air traffic management (ATM) system by coordinating and concentrating all ATM relevant research and innovation efforts in the EU.

As the technological pillar of the Single European Sky, SESAR aims to deliver benefits in several key areas, namely the environment, capacity, cost-efficiency, safety and predictability.

SESAR 2020 builds on its predecessor, SESAR 1, to deliver high-performing operational and technological solutions for uptake by the aviation industry. With a budget of €1.6 billion (€585 million from the Commission) between now and 2024, SESAR 2020 will support projects to deliver solutions in four key areas, namely airport operations, network operations, air traffic services and technology enablers.

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