Commission Agenda Entry: Mon 19th June – Wed 21st June: Aerodays marking advancements in research

June 5, 2006

Brussels, 02 Jun 2006

The news:

  • The fifth Community Aeronautics Days event is to take place in Vienna. With up to 1,000 participants expected, this is a key event for European research and technology in the fields of aeronautics and transport.
  • The aim of the three day event is to allow for top-level exchanges on advancements in the field of aeronautics research. A series of conferences, excursions and exhibitions will offer an insight into planned and on-going projects of the European Research Framework Programmes (FP5 and FP6) and national and international aeronautics research.
  • Environmental issues, safety and security of passengers and the future of air transport in a time of ever-increasing worldwide mobility, as well as strategies for working towards the co-ordinated implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda developed by the Aeronautics Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) will be identified.
  • The seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) is in its final stages and EC representatives will be outlining the current state of play in relation to the programme. Aerodays will play an important role for stakeholders to contribute to the direction European-funded research in aeronautics will take in the next seven years. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will also be part of the discussions, taking into account the vital role they play in the supply chain of this industry.
  • Finally, Europe’s role as a major player in research and technology along side America, Asia and Africa will also be discussed at the various planned events. There is a specific media programme, with briefings on topics such as safe and secure skies; cleaner and greener air transport; and increasing efficiency. There will also be trips arranged to local aeronautic research facilities.

The event :
Aeronautics Days 2006 will be held under the Austrian Presidency at the Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna. Press lunch with European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik , Austrian Vice-Chancellor Hubert Gorbach and Members of the European Parliament. Journalists interested in attending the event can find all the relevant information to register at:

The sources:

  • Aerodays website:

  • European Commission website:

The contacts:
Antonia Mochan + 32 2 296 9921 ; Marilyn Carruthers + 32 2 299 9451

Item source: AGENDA/05/9

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