2012 has been a big milestone
2012 has been a big milestone for Clean Sky: we are half way through our Programme and the first full-scale, integrated demonstrators have just started. We are also proud to confirm that we are on track to achieve the initial objectives set for CO2 and noise reduction; we have now reached a steady cruising speed. More than 500 participants are currently actively involved in Clean Sky.
2013 is also of utmost importance, because of the build-up of Clean Sky 2. Significant steps have already been completed, including a first Outline Proposal and fruitful public consultations. We are pleased that there is such great interest in the continuation of this successful programme, with a new set of objectives.
At the dawn of this New Year, I am glad to welcome the new Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board, respectively Alessandro Franzoni from Alenia Aermacchi, and Ric Parker from Rolls-Royce.
I wish all our readers a good festive season and a Happy New Year!