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European Commission and EASA sign a contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

The European Commission and EASA have signed a contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities, and entrusted EASA with the management of urgent research actions in the area of environmental protection and aviation safety - smart, green and integrated transport. Research activities covered include topics such as environmental research, vulnerability of manned aircraft to drone strikes, and effectiveness of flight time limitations.

With this agreement, the European Commission and EASA demonstrate their commitment to support the sustainability of the aviation industry and to further improve aviation safety. 

The agreement covers a budget of 13M€ over the next seven years and research activities are financed through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

Under this agreement, EASA is responsible for contracting, the technical oversight and the proper dissemination and usage of the research results. 

For further information, visit the EASA website on Research or contact research [at] easa.europa.eu.