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Comprehensive European Approach to the Protection of Civil Aviation

Comprehensive European Approach to the Protection of Civil Aviation

Objective

Security has become a major factor in civil/commercial aviation. In recent decades, the number of threats to aviation security has grown significantly, especially after 9/11. This has led to ever more security regulations as the threats evolve. Security procedures have become exceedingly complex and invasive to passenger privacy; the number of security measures as well as personnel and therefore costs are growing steadily.
At the same time passenger and cargo traffic are expected to double in the next 15 years. Already today, security is one of the main reasons for delayed take-off. It is clear that the current complex security system cannot be adapted to such a growth without a large rise in costs. It has already and will increasingly become a major market restraint.
Therefore, the proposed project COPRA aims to answer two questions:
• How does the threat situation in civil aviation evolve in the future, taking into account both existing and new technologies and their continuing development and proliferation?
• Which opportunities arise from the development and proliferation of new technologies and security procedures to overcome the current complex and expensive security situation and to enable sustainable growth for the future?
COPRA’s main objective is to answer both questions in a way that will constitute the optimal balance between security, privacy, public acceptability, mobility and costs, while providing ideas on how to increase flexibility and resilience of the whole aviation system against threats.
To that aim COPRA brings together a well balanced consortium of research organisations, industry and major air transport providers with a wide range of European stakeholders. End-users, technology providers, policy makers and think tanks will be involved in COPRA through the formation of expert groups. The involvement of these expert groups is essential to the success of COPRA’s objectives.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 161 782

Administrative Contact

Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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EBS EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCHOOL GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 78 120

AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 185

EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 94 744

FRAPORT AG FRANKFURT AIRPORT SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 188

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 119 424

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 74 098

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 83 888

SMITHS HEIMANN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 28 676

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 46 010

KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJNV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 50 267

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261651

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 303 301,80

  • EU contribution

    € 986 382

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany