The Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe (ACARE) provides a network for strategic research in aeronautics and air transport so that aviation satisfies the needs of society and secures global leadership for Europe. ACARE is essential in bringing together the right stakeholders to turn the air transport vision in Europe into reality. ACARE has been in existence since 2001 and comprises European public and private stakeholders who collaborate on a common purpose to develop challenging improvements for aeronautics and air transport in Europe.
ACARE is the aviation European Technology Platform (ETP), recognized by the European Commission and as such, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Flightpath 2050, delivered in 2012, is the strategic roadmap for aviation research, development and innovation developed by ACARE that accounts for both the evolution of technology as well as radical changes or 'technology shocks'. It aims to provide a guide to future actions in public and private funding programmes to ensure that research is adequately supported and funded.
European and National Programs (including large scale initiatives such as Clean Sky 2 and SESAR) will help achieve the ACARE objectives.
The SRIA's last update was in 2017. ASD, through its members and its permanent staff, actively takes part to this update, by participating in the ACARE governance and the different working groups.