New Era for Aerospace Research

Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 09:30

New Era for Aerospace Research
ACARE launches a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2050    



ILA, Berlin Air show, 12th September 2012 – the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) on behalf of its aviation stakeholders throughout Europe today launched a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) to guide the future direction of public and private research towards the achievement of the Flightpath 2050 Vision.

Built on the Flightpath 2050 vision for aviation, the SRIA sets the strategic roadmap for aviation research, development and innovation. This roadmap provides a guide to future actions in public and private funding programmes, ensuring that research will meet the societal and market needs while maintaining and extending Europe’s industrial leadership in this sector.

Today Europe is a world leader in aviation. The SRIA represents a vital contribution to maintaining and expanding this excellence in the future and provides guidance on the research, development and innovation needed to deliver the Flightpath 2050 vision. The launch was welcomed by international high-level dignitaries from governments, industry, research establishments, universities and media. The announcement was endorsed by:


Peter Hintze, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal coordinator for aviation policy

Tom Enders, Chairman ACARE and CEO EADS

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Vice-Chairman ACARE and Chairman of DLR Executive Board

Matthias Ruete, Director General, DG Mobility and Transport