European Union's Fifth Framework Programme - Aerospace

Aerospace is featured in the European Union's Fifth Framework Programme. 'COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH' is one of the four focused thematic programmes of the Fifth (EC) RTD Framework Programme (1998-2002). It features a key action called New perspectives in aeronautics. Brief details of the key action as follows:

Key Action IV: New perspectives in Aeronautics

The following actions have been identified

This Key Action responds to these pressures, setting strategic objectives at the European level. These include reducing production costs by 35%, development time by 20% and maintenance costs by 25%; reducing fuel costs by 20%; cutting Nox emissions by 80% and CO2 by 20%; and decreasing external and internal noise levels by 10%.

The website for this program overall is at More detailed information on the key action for aeronautics is at

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