Clean Sky at Le Bourget 2013


The 50th edition of Paris Air Show opened its doors to aeronautics professionals and public at large. Clean Sky did not miss the opportunity to be part of the greatest international air show and explained what Clean Sky is, highlighting its major achievements.

Clean Sky JU, in close cooperation with integrated technology demonstrator (ITD) leaders and the support of the European Commission has showed tangible results of the environmentally friendly technology that our organisation has generated since its start back in 2008. We offered visitors the chance to see a wide array of hardware such as an open rotor mockup and actual blade, a morphing wing flap, the laminar wing demonstrator mockup, a helicopter diesel engine, as well as performing power electronic model, an ice detector sensor and an air intake, all related to the more electric aircraft concept. Not least, we displayed a selection of eco-design brand new samples.

Those objects represent cutting–edge technology developed to help meeting the environmental goals by 2020 set by ACARE. They have been tested and evaluated and will be part of the performing aircraft of tomorrow.

In addition, Clean Sky held well attended successful conferences on Clean Sky 2, Eco Design and technical presentations at the Stand.

On Wednesday 19 June the 16 leading European aeronautical companies and research organisations jointly preparing the ground for a continuation of Clean Sky within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme formally handed over to the European Commission their Joint Technical Proposal and a common Declaration formalising their unequivocal commitment towards a Clean Sky 2 Programme.

Clean Sky received many visitors at their Stand including our Members, professionals and public at large. On the institutional side, the Executive Director welcomed Maire Geoghegan-Quinn cabinet representatives, delegations from both the French Parliament and Senate, the economic Minister of The Netherlands, a member of the European Parliament and others.

Find hereafter a few pictures from Clean Sky at Paris Air Show 2013.