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Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.




Lift-off for ALVAR – controlling air flow using suction systems

14 September 2020

Reducing turbulent air flow over wing and tail surfaces of aircraft is vital to achieve safe, efficient flight that minimises fuel consumption.

Electrifying propellers with PROPCONEL

09 September 2020

The propeller is a vital part of aircraft. It was probably the ancient Chinese who first came up with the concept – evidence suggests that Chinese children played with “helicopter toys” made from bamboo as far back as 400BC.

Clean Sky in the spotlight at 10th EASN Conference

04 September 2020

Clean Sky’s Executive Director Axel Krein gave an insight into the future of the programme at the 10th EASN International Conference, which took place

Registration for PhD Awards ceremony is now open!

02 September 2020

Join us at an online prize-giving ceremony on October 6 at 14:00, with European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as keynote speaker.


Results of the Clean Aviation Public Consultation

Read the draft Strategic and Research Innovation Agenda.

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Hydrogen-powered aviation: preparing for take-off!

Read the full study on hydrogen’s potential for use in aviation.

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Skyline 29 has landed!

European universities: the next generation of innovators.

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