PARIS: R-R voices support for ACARE research council

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Rolls-Royce (R-R) CEO John Rose has voiced his enthusiastic support for the new Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) organisation, saying it should help maintain European industry’s competitive edge.

Speaking at the Paris Airshow this week, Rose predicts ACARE will “play an important role in retaining a leading position in a global industry”.

“The industry has warmly embraced the invitation from the European Commission (EC) to define a long-term vision for aeronautics,” comments R-R Rose.

“Our joint role is to drive the EC initiatives to deliver the necessary technology and to integrate this effort with national research programmes.”

The organization, formed by European aerospace manufacturers and organisations, will devise and implement a research strategy for developing the next generation of European aircraft.

It will eventually comprise some 30 members representing all European Union countries.

R-R says it intends to work closely with other industry members of ACARE to ensure a “shared vision” is realised.

Unlike previous programmes, says Rose, there is a clear and direct corporate commitment to the success of these projects, particularly the large technology platforms linked with industrial strategy.