Role: Developing innovative technologies to cut aircraft emissions of CO2 & other gases & reduce noise
Director: Eric Dautriat
Partners: European Commission, the aeronautics industry (including SMEs), research centres, academia
Established in: 2008
Number of staff: 40
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Website: Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking
Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (CSJU) is a successful public-private partnership between the European Commission and the European aeronautics industry that is on the way to achieving its environmental performance targets. The 2nd phase, Clean Sky 2, will build on this success by:
It helps protect the environment. Clean Sky 2 technologies will enable future aircraft to:
It is also expected to significantly improve competitiveness and mobility in Europe.
The Executive Director and his team manage the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and report to the Governing Board.
The Governing Board comprises:
It uses 3 complementary instruments - technologies, 'concept aircraft' and demonstration programmes - to meet its goals:
1. Technologies are selected, developed and monitored in terms of maturity or ‘technology readiness level’. Over 100 key technologies are monitored. Those developed by Clean Sky will cover all major commercial aircraft segments.
2. Concept aircraft - design studies that integrate technologies into a viable conceptual configuration. They cover the major future families of aircraft:
The main way of measuring and reporting environmental results involves comparing concept aircraft with existing models.
3. Demonstration programmes include physical demonstrators that integrate several technologies at a larger ‘system’ or aircraft level and show how they work under operating conditions. This helps ascertain their potential and enables them to reach a higher level of maturity.
Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking
White Atrium Building TO56
B – 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel