The European Commission has launched the second phase of its four-year, €840 million ($1 billion) Sixth Framework aeronautics research programme with a call for proposals for projects that include small-aircraft supersonics, all-composite aircraft and the future aircraft cabin.

The funding provides for 40 aeronautics topics in four areas: strengthening competitiveness, improving environmental impact with regard to emissions and noise, improving aircraft safety and security, and increasing the operational capacity and safety of the air transport system.

Source: Flight International