BRUSSELS, October 7, 2022 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking are enhancing their cooperation to make it more strategic, effective and efficient.
Clean Aviation is the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate-neutral future. EASA and Clean Aviation will cooperate closely in the execution of Clean Aviation’s 20 daring new projects, officially adopted in September 2022. EASA representatives will play an active role in the main Clean Aviation bodies such as its Governing Board, the Technical Committee and the Scientific Advisory Body.
“The cooperation with Clean Aviation is a key milestone to achieve EASA’s strategic objective of building up and consolidating a resilient and performance-based regulatory framework to effectively support innovation and the EU industry competitiveness while maintaining high safety, security, health and environmental standards”, said Patrick Ky, EASA’s Executive Director.
“European aviation is at the forefront of progress towards climate-neutral aviation by 2050. However, to truly lead the way we must set new global standards for safe, reliable, affordable, and clean air transport and ensure a regulatory framework that can support an accelerated transformation. said Axel Krein, Executive Director of Clean Aviation. This collaboration between Clean Aviation and EASA will be an important step in advancing European research and innovation, ensuring a viable path towards market adoption, and bolstering our efforts to achieve this ambitious yet attainable goal”.
The scope of the new activities is laid out in a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed by the two parties in Brussels today. The cooperation covers aspects such as:
- De-risking and demonstration of the feasibility of the new concepts and technologies implemented under the Clean Aviation programme
- Evolution of industry standards
- New certification methods and means of compliance for aircraft and systems designs
- Evolution of the regulatory material in coordination with other regulators and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
Another key element of this cooperation will be monitoring the impact of the Clean Aviation Programme to ensure its projects meet the environmental targets set to create the pathway towards a climate-neutral aviation system in line with the European Green Deal and EU Climate Law.
Organising knowledge sharing and dissemination events, in particular in the field of aviation safety, security, environmental protection, and promoting the newly set-up regulatory framework is yet another facet of the MoC.
About European Union Aviation Safety Agency - EASA
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centrepiece of the European Union's strategy for aviation safety. Our mission is to promote and achieve the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Based in Cologne, the Agency employs experts and administrators from all over Europe.
About Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking is the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate-neutral future.
Pulling together the best talent and capabilities of the private and public sectors to develop cutting-edge technologies and make these available for a transformational leap in aircraft performance in the 2030s, the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking will pave the way towards the EU’s ambition of climate neutrality by 2050. Operating at the centre of a broad and diverse eco-system of players across Europe ranging from the aeronautical community, pioneering SMEs, research establishments and academia, it acts as a hub for new ideas and bold innovations.
As a European public-private partnership, Clean Aviation pushes aeronautical science beyond the limits of imagination by creating new technologies that will significantly reduce aviation's impact on the planet, enabling future generations to enjoy the social and economic benefits of air travel far into the future.
Visit the Clean Aviation website to find out more: www.clean-aviation.eu.
For more information, please contact:
European Union Aviation Safety Agency
Email: communications [at] easa.europa.eu
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
Email: pascale.wauters-ext [at] clean-aviation.eu