Clean Sky is the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe.
Its mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft, hence bringing a key contribution in achieving the Single European Sky environmental objectives.
Clean Sky 2 will enable a natural continuation to the progress achieved in the first Clean Sky Programme launched under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which will end in 2017.
Projects in this first ground-breaking aeronautical JTI programme are delivering strong results – the potential for significant reductions in emissions, important noise reductions, and more efficient use of raw materials and finite resources.
Effectively fusing together the two phases of the Clean Sky JTI over a four-year transition period (2014-2017) will enable Europe to:
:: Accelerate the development of smart, environment-friendly and energy-efficient aircraft which operate worldwide, thereby meeting environmental and societal targets for more efficient, safer and greener air transport.
:: Achieve its strategic social priorities of sustainable growth, wealth creation and stable employment in fields of high technology.
:: Win global leadership for European aeronautics with a competitive supply chain, which includes academia, research bodies and SMEs.