Celebrating the achievements of Clean Sky 1

The Clean Sky 1 Closing Event ‘Europe, Innovation and Aviation: Are we keeping up?’ got off to a flying start this afternoon in Brussels. The event started with welcome addresses from Ric Parker, Chair of the Clean Sky Governing Board, and Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation. They discussed the achievements of Clean Sky 1 and the importance of the collaboration between private and public actors which has made the programme a success.

This was followed by a panel discussion with Philippe Petitcolin (Chief Executive Officer, Safran), Paul Eremenko (Chief Technology Officer, Airbus), and Christian Ehler MEP. They discussed the main theme of the event, ‘Europe, Innovation and Aviation’, in the context of Clean Sky’s environmental and mobility goals.

Finally, Rolf Henke, Chair of ACARE and Member of the Executive Board for aeronautics research for DLR, spoke about Clean Sky’s role in implementing ACARE’s objectives, and Ric Parker took to the stage to discuss the transition from Clean Sky 1 to Clean Sky 2, a ‘Flight to the Future’.

The afternoon finished with an award ceremony for the former Chairs of the Governing Board during the Clean Sky 1 programme. Marc Ventre, Charles Champion, Alessandro Franzoni and Ric Parker were honoured for their support throughout the programme.


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