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25-Nov-2012 Gary Cleven participates in the inaugural meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee North America

09-Oct-2012 Gary Cleven participates in the Comprehensive ISCC System Certification Seminar

02-Oct-2012 Gary Cleven participates in the Aviation Biofuels Development Conference in Washington DC

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In The Press

28-Jun-2010 IATA criticizes lack of progress on volcanic ash issues in Europe [ATW]

28-Jan-2010 The solid business case for cutting carbon emissions [BusinessDay]

06-Dec-2009 The implications of the EU's ETS [Aircraft Commerce]

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Industry News

16-Nov-2012 Airbus and EADS join Chinese venture to develop algae-based jet fuels, with demo flight planned for 2013 [GreenAir Online]

15-Nov-2012 Third wave of green flight trials to get underway in Europe as part of AIRE emissions reduction programme [GreenAir Online]

09-Nov-2012 Virgin Atlantic says 2020 carbon target on track as new aircraft and fuel efficiency measures deliver savings [GreenAir Online]

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CleanSky 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.



The CleanSky JTI (Joint Technology Initiative) was born in 2008 and is one of the largest European research projects ever, with a budget estimated at €1.6 billion, equally shared between the European Commission and industry, over the period 2008 - 2013. The objective of this unique public-private partnership is to speed up technological breakthrough developments and shorten the time to market for new solutions tested on Full Scale Demonstrators.

Considering that aircraft have a 30-year service life and that new aviation design takes more than a decade to develop, the accelerated research process that CleanSky offers represents an unprecedented opportunity for rapid progress in the introduction of green technology into aviation.

CleanSky will demonstrate and validate the technology breakthroughs that are necessary to make major steps towards the environmental goals sets by ACARE - Advisory Concil for Aeronautics Research in Europe - the European Technology Platform for Aeronautics & Air Transport and to be reached in 2020:

CleanSky encourages the participation of SMEs such as SustainAvia to ensure their full involvement in the programme, therefore offering opportunities to the entire aeronautic supply chain from all EU Member States and Associated countries.

From ACARE goals to Technology Domains

In order to address the ACARE environmental objectives, a number of technology domains have been defined and will constitute the scope of the Clean Sky programme.


From Technology Domains to Integrated Technology Demonstrators

All those technology domains have been integrated within Clean Sky into 6 Demonstrators, the ITDs (Integrated Technology Demonstrators) and one Technology Evaluator.



Clean Sky JTI was born in 2008 with a budget of € 1.6 billion, contributed to on a 50/50 basis by the Commission (in cash) and the aeronautical industry (in-kind contribution). ITD Leaders commit up to 50%, Associates members up to 25% and Partners (through Call for Proposals) a minimum of 25%.


Participation of SustainAvia

SustainAvia participated in three CleanSky projects: