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Perspectives for the Aeronautical Research in Europe

Project description

Revitalising the European aerospace industry

The aerospace and aerospace research industries play a critical role in the European industrial landscape. However, they are trailing their competitors. To address this challenge, the EU-funded PARE project aims to support the objectives outlined in Flightpath 2050. This initiative seeks to enhance the competitiveness and reputation of European aerospace industries. To achieve this goal, the PARE project will produce three annual reports that employ carefully designed benchmarks to evaluate the progress made in aerospace research and innovation. These reports will take into account notable initiatives such as SESAR and Clean Sky, among others. Additionally, the project will examine and assess the benefits of promising non-aerospace research areas as well as advancements made by competitors that contribute to the growth of the European aerospace sector.


The overall objective of PARE (Perspectives for the Aeronautical Research in Europe) is to trigger collaboration between European stakeholders to support the achievement of the Flightpath 2050 goals, by providing yearly reports (and respective methodology) that assess the progress, gaps and barriers and propose suitable measures to close the remaining gap. The main outputs of PARE are three yearly reports on the “Perspectives for Aerospace Research in Europe” that use specific benchmarks to assess the progress towards each of the 23 Flightpath goals and the gap remaining. The assessment includes EU projects (Clean Sky, SESAR and others), national projects, academic and industrial research reports. Aspects like long-distance travelling and relevant emerging technologies from non-aeronautical sectors are focused, as well as greater participation from recent EU member states (e.g. in Eastern Europe) and associated countries (e.g Ukraine). The activities of Europe’s competitors (e.g. the U.S.) are also considered in PARE to assess: areas of EU leadership to be exploited; areas requiring specific effort in the EU to catch-up; areas of common interest for cooperation.
PARE will contribute to fulfil the “Mobility for Growth” workprogramme with an assessment of progress in aerospace research, gaps and bottlenecks. The comprehensive yearly report (RC), can originate a public version (RP) and specific versions for academy and research (RA), industry, airlines and airports (RB) and certification authorities, international and professional associations (RC). The wide dissemination of each report will allow to collect feedback to improve the next one thus establishing the final reporting procedure that could be extended beyond the end of the project. Also addressed is the attraction of young talent and the increase in the participation of woman in aerospace including the preparation of a newsletter on exciting and attractive developments in aeronautics.

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Net EU contribution
€ 282 737,50
1049 001 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 282 737,50

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