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AVIATION RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM ADVANCED NOVEL APPROACH

Project description

Europe’s aviation research landscape faces a critical challenge

Disjointed efforts and a lack of synergy among funding programmes hinder progress in Europe’s aviation research landscape. Bridging the gaps between Horizon Europe, AZEA, and national programmes is paramount to address pressing issues in aviation technology and infrastructure. In this context, the EU-funded AREANA project offers advanced approaches to foster synergy within the European aviation research ecosystem. AREANA’s three-pronged strategy enhances coordination and funding mechanisms. It also aligns activities across EU, national, and regional programmes, ensuring a collective effort toward sustainable aviation solutions. Through this initiative, a united front is formed to accelerate aviation research, align funding mechanisms, and propel Europe towards sustainable aviation solutions.

Objective

"The AREANA project addresses the call for ""Aviation research synergies between Horizon Europe, AZEA and National programs"" by providing advanced novel approaches to foster the European aviation research ecosystem. It encompasses three interconnected, yet thematically distinct parts.
Firstly, approaches improving on the coordination of aviation funding programs will be addressed by coordinating and supporting synergies between European, National, and Regional R&I aviation programs. The project aims to facilitate joint calls or other co-funding mechanisms that align EU, National, and Regional activities in specific fields and accelerate the update and sharing of aviation technology infrastructures in the European Research Area.
Secondly, the upcoming Aerodays will be prepared. The consortium suggests them to take place during the first half of 2025 in Warsaw, Poland. They would then coincide with the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Thirdly, AZEA (Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation) activities will be supported by conducting mappings and analysis, including the identification of potential technological and administrative gaps and lack of related R&I and standardization efforts, removing the obstacles for zero-emission aviation. Close cooperation with the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) and other institutions is expected.
The AREANA project will help to sustain and foster the European aviation research ecosystem, thus helping to achieve the environmental goals while ensuring European competitiveness. This will be achieved by connecting and aligning different funding mechanisms, bringing together aviation stakeholders during the Aerodays and supporting the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation.

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Coordinator

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS
Net EU contribution
€ 474 147,88
Address
LETNANY BERANOVYCH 130
19000 Praha 18
Czechia

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Česko Praha Hlavní město Praha
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