Air traffic is increasing every year: as a consequence, emissions of harmful substances and noise gets higher and higher. By 2050, air traffic intensity is estimated to triple, with a constantly growing impact on the environment.
Aviation is far from being the largest source of man-made CO2, but it is certainly the fastest growing. Hence the need for action enabled by innovation and new technology.
Ric Parker, Chairman of the Governing Board
million people working in air transport
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Clean Sky 2 is a Joint Technology Initiative, a public-private partnership bringing together companies, universities, public laboratories, innovative SMEs and European Commission with two main objectives:
reduce emissions and increase competitiveness.
European Union funds CS2 under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in order to achieve EU’s climate and energy objectives.
There are many kinds of private members. Leaders, Core partners and Partners are financially committed in the Clean Sky programme in different ways, as contributors and as beneficiaries.
Clean Sky 2 runs from 2014 to 2024. Specific objectives of the programme are:
increasing aicraft fuel efficiency reducing CO2 emissions by between 20 to 30%;
reducing aircraft NOx and noise emissions by between 20 to 30%.
Achieving these goals means getting closer to those indicated in the Flightpath 2050.
Clean Sky JTI (CS1) was set up in 2008
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