Under the contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities signed in March 2020, the European Commission delegated Horizon 2020 funds EASA for the management of research actions. Following open tender procedures, the Agency has now signed the first five research contracts under this agreement with the European Commission.
Two research framework contracts are dealing with environmental topics:
Two other projects are dealing with rotorcraft safety:
- New flotation systems for helicopter off-shore operations
- Integrity improvements of the main gear box
Another project is investigating the Vulnerability of Manned Aircraft to Drone Strikes.
These projects will be implemented over the next 3 to 4 years. EASA is acting as the technical and contracting authority. The results of these research actions will be used to strengthen the European modelling capabilities for environmental impact assessments, to improve the effectiveness of the regulatory framework, and to further develop the risk scenarios of drone strikes.
To stay up-to-date on related research results, information on future research projects and to be informed about dissemination events, please visit our website for an overview of all Research Projects. If you want to stay informed about all developments that are of interest to you, you can create an account on the EASA website.