of the joint government/industry Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in
Europe (ACARE) have updated the organisation’s strategic research agenda, a
little over two years after publishing the original framework.
is a 39-member body which aims to define the direction of European aeronautical
research in order to ensure that European companies compete more effectively
with the USA.
latest agenda covers the period to around 2025. This second edition, known as
SRA-2, provides a detailed technical review of the technologies needed to
address different scenarios for the future of Europe’s air transport sector.
a time when air traffic is growing steadily and worldwide competition puts
heavy pressure on European industry, SRA-2 provides a common reference for
research and technological development for all players,” says a statement from
the European Commission.
concentrates on five key areas: security, time-efficiency, cost-efficiency,
customer focus and environmental responsibility. The EC says: “These concepts
make it possible to identify the various challenges for the relevant