Towards Future Air Transport

The performance of the air transport sector as a whole is leveling off. New concepts and breakthrough technologies will be needed to bring a new age of air flight. Air transport demand is predicted to double in the next 10 – 15 years and triple in 20 years time. This offers a significant opportunity for Europe, but also major challenges with regard to environmental effects, safety, security and affordability and increasing the capacity of our air transport system through improved air-traffic management.

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New concepts and breakthrough technologies for a better air transport future

Using new technology and innovative operational advances Europe will develop competitive, integrated, safer, ‘greener’ and ‘smarter’ air transport systems for the benefit of all citizens and society that deliver mobility in a sustainable manner by respecting the environment and natural resources.

Europe is one of the world’s leading exporters of aeronautics-related products and services. The EU aeronautics and aerospace sectors represent multi-billion Euro industries in the European economy and supporting millions of jobs for European citizens. The air transport system in Europe can call on a fleet of some 5000 aircraft and moves one billion passengers every year.

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