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Innovative Changes in Air transport Research for Universally designed Services

Objective

"Freedom of movement is a right preserved under EU treaties and it is also aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. However, regarding accessibility to air transport for disabled people and the elderly, these basic rights are currently not fully realized, thus creating social exclusion.
ICARUS aims to identify, justify and prioritise research and analysis solutions with the greatest potential of improving universal access to air transport. It also strives to initiate change among the main players in the accessibility chain that fosters adoption of effective solutions.
To achieve this objective, the ICARUS consortium unites organisations with the knowledge, expertise and network of contacts required to produce planned project outcomes, results and impacts. Moreover, ICARUS has a Stakeholders Network composed of key actors in the entire ""value chain” of accessible air travel, providing information, feedback, and outcome dissemination.
ICARUS’ work plan strategy is based on proven ex-ante evaluation methodologies. Firstly, ICARUS researchers identify the nature and scale of the problem, the involved process and activities, and the technologies and existing solutions. Afterwards, they analyze needs and preferences through the users’, stakeholders’ and experts’ perspective; including real-life observations. Then, the gap between the current situation and the needs is assessed and a preliminary list of solution areas identified. Next, researchers define the R&D fields and innovative solutions that require further advancement, and best practices. Finally, a socio-economical analysis is conducted, providing recommendations following the principles of economy, cost-effectiveness, and European Added Value.
ICARUS will contribute to initiate change in aircraft cabins and in activities and services to allow easier access to aircraft for all citizens, by providing insights on R&D areas that may alleviate the air transport access issue."

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION ONCE PARA LA COOPERACIONE INCLUSION SOCIAL DE PERSONAS CONDISCAPACIDAD
Address
Calle Sebastian Herrera 15
28012 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 62 430
Administrative Contact
Javier Blazquez Abril (Mr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 218,05
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina García Beato (Ms.)
AEROCONSEIL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 69 892
Address
7 Boulevard Henri Ziegler
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilbert David (Mr.)
ALITALIA Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 37 169,66
Address
Piazza Americo Da Schio
00054 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dambra (Dr.)
ILUNION TECNOLOGIA Y ACCESIBILIDAD, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 519,66
Address
Calle Albacete 3 Piso 2 Mizar Building
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Ontiveros García (Ms.)
ILUNION SALUD SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 310,64
Address
Don Ramon De La Cruz 38
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raúl Núñez (Mr.)