Call for Proposals - Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT) 2012 FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1 Closed!

Objectives

The general objective of this call is to develop integrated, safer, “greener” and “smarter” pan-European transport systems based on technological and operational advances and on the European transport policy for the benefit of all citizens and society and climate policy, respecting the environment and natural resources; and securing and further developing the competitiveness attained by the European industries in the global market.

Reflecting the new political context and the priority given to the Innovation Union, a new approach has been adopted for Work Programme 2012 (WP 2012). This new approach is based on focusing on major socio-economic challenges and responding to societal concerns. The work programme is structured accordingly to these challenges and addresses the innovation cycle in its integrity, while respecting the rules of competition. The Transport theme takes a holistic ‘transport system’ approach in addressing the challenges and the innovation dimension, by considering the interactions of vehicles or vessels, networks or infrastructures and the use of transport services. Such an approach will necessitate the integration and demonstration of new concepts, knowledge and technologies, and the support to bringing them to the market within a socio-economic and policy context. Given the different structure and focus of the sectors, the theme is divided into sub-themes (accordingly with the Specific Programme) and horizontal activities:

  • 7.1. AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)
  • 7.2. SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST) including the ‘European Green Cars Initiative’
  • 7.3. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES for the implementation of the TRANSPORT PROGRAMME (TPT)
  • 7.4. GALILEO

In particular, this call is the 7.1. AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT). Innovation in AAT is promoted by a coherent set of R&I actions at various levels of technology readiness going from future technologies (Level 0 – a new element in FP7-AAT) via upstream research (Level 1) to technology integration, demonstration and validation (Level 2) and final demonstrators in the appropriate operational environment (Level 3: ‘Clean Sky’ and SESAR). From research and technology development to market, all relevant actors should be present in project partnerships. The key industrial participants are expected to bring innovative products and services to the market, particularly in downstream research.

Actions

CHALLENGE 1. ECO-INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.1.1. THE GREENING OF AIR TRANSPORT

AREA 7.1.1.1. GREEN AIRCRAFT

  • AAT.2012.1.1-1. Flight physics
  • AAT.2012.1.1-2. Aerostructures
  • AAT.2012.1.1-3 Propulsion
  • AAT.2012.1.1-4. Systems and equipment
  • AAT.2012.1.1-5. Avionics

AREA 7.1.1.2. ECOLOGICAL PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

  • AAT.2012.1.2-1. Production
  • AAT.2012.1.2-2. Maintenance and disposal

AREA 7.1.1.3. GREEN AIR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

  • AAT.2012.1.3-1. Flight and Air Traffic Management
  • AAT.2012.1.3-2. Airports
  • AAT.2012.1.4-2. Demonstration of breakthrough sub-systems enabling high overall pressure ratio engines.

CHALLENGE 2. SAFE AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY

ACTIVITY 7.1.2. INCREASING TIME EFFICIENCY

AREA 7.1.2.2. TIME EFFICIENT AIR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

  • AAT.2012.2.2-2. Airports

ACTIVITY 7.1.3. ENSURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND SAFETY

AREA 7.1.3.1. PASSENGER FRIENDLY CABIN

  • AAT.2012.3.1-2. Noise and vibration
  • AAT.2012.3.1-3. Systems and equipment

AREA 7.1.3.3. AIRCRAFT SAFETY

  • AAT.2012.3.3-1. Aerostructures
  • AAT.2012.3.3-2. Systems and equipment
  • AAT.2012.3.3-4. Human factors
  • AAT.2012.3.3-5. Propulsion: tolerance to particle ingestion
  • AAT.2012.3.3-7. Innovative approach to helicopter safety

AREA 7.1.3.4. OPERATIONAL SAFETY

  • AAT.2012.3.4-1. Design systems and tools
  • AAT.2012.3.4-2. Maintenance
  • AAT.2012.3.4-4. Airports
  • AAT.2012.3.4-5. Human factors
  • AAT.2012.3.5-1. Integrated approach to safe flights under icing conditions.
  • AAT.2012.3.5-2. Integrated approach and demonstration of safe operations under crew peak workload / reduced crew configuration.

ACTIVITY 7.1.5. PROTECTION OF AIRCRAFT AND PASSENGERS

AREA 7.1.5.1. AIRCRAFT SECURITY

  • AAT.2012.5.1-1. Aerostructures

CHALLENGE 3. COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.1.4. IMPROVING COST EFFICIENCY

AREA 7.1.4.1. AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT COST

  • AAT.2012.4.1-1. Design systems and tools
  • AAT.2012.4.1-2. Aerostructures
  • AAT.2012.4.1-3. Systems and equipment
  • AAT.2012.4.1-4. Avionics
  • AAT.2012.4.1-5. Production

AREA 7.1.4.2. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL COST

  • AAT.2012.4.2-1. Flight Physics
  • AAT.2012.4.2-2. Aerostructures
  • AAT.2012.4.2-4. Systems
  • AAT.2012.4.2-6. Maintenance and repair

AREA 7.1.4.3. AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM OPERATIONAL COST

  • AAT.2012.4.3-1. Design systems and tools
  • AAT.2012.4.3-4. Human factors
  • AAT.2012.4.4-1. Integrated approach and demonstration to lean manufacturing of metal, composite and hybrid aircraft / engine structures.

ACTIVITY 7.1.6. PIONEERING THE AIR TRANSPORT OF THE FUTURE

AREA 7.1.6.2. STEP CHANGES IN AIR TRANSPORTATION

  • AAT.2012.6.2-4. Building agility and resilience of the ATM system beyond SESAR

CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUB-THEME PROGRAMME

  • AAT.2012.7-1. European Air Transport System scenario elaboration and trend assessment capability.
  • AAT.2012.7-8. Attracting young Europeans to future careers in the field of aeronautics.
  • AAT.2012.7-9. Supporting organisation of conferences and events of special relevance to Aeronautics and Air Transport research.
  • AAT.2012.7-25. Assessment of the potential insertion of unmanned aerial system in the air transport system.
  • AAT.2012.7-26. Efficient airports for Europe.
  • AAT.2012.7-27. Airport centred co-modality and intermodality.
  • AAT.2012.7-28. Facilitating access to aircraft for disabled people.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 136,04 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2011 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT) 2012 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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