Call for Proposals - Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT)-2013-RTD-1 FP7-AAT-2013-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 2013 (WP 2013). 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. SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH and CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES
  • 7.4. GALILEO

In particular, this call is under the 7.1. AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT) topic. 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

  • AAT.2013.1-1. Flight physics
  • AAT.2013.1-2. Aerostructures
  • AAT.2013.1-3 Low pressure system for Ultra High By-Pass Ratio Engine
  • AAT.2013.1-4. Maturation of an integrated set of active flow, load and noise control technologies for the next generation of active wing, including in-flight demonstration.

CHALLENGE 2. SAFE AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY

ACTIVITY 7.1.2. INCREASING TIME EFFICIENCY

  • AAT.2013.2.1. Airports

ACTIVITY 7.1.3. ENSURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND SAFETY

  • AAT.2013.3-1 Human factors

CHALLENGE 3. COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.1.4. IMPROVING COST EFFICIENCY

  • AAT.2013.4-1. Systems and equipment
  • AAT.2013.4-2. Design systems and tools
  • AAT.2012.4-3. Production
  • AAT.2013.4-4. Maintenance, repair and disposal
  • AAT.2013.4-5. Integrated environment for optimised airline maintenance and operations.
  • AAT.2012.4-6. Integrated thermal analysis and design for aircraft.
  • AAT.2013.4-7. Large scale demonstration of extended Distributed Modular Electronics.
  • AAT.2013.4-8. Seamless aeronautical networking through integration of data links, radios and antennas extended beyond ATM.

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

  • AAT.2013.7-1. Coordinating research and innovation in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport.
  • AAT.2013.7-2. Coordinating research and innovation in the field of sustainable alternative fuels for Aviation.
  • AAT.2013.7-3. Communication of EU funded RTD project results to targeted audience.
  • AAT.2013.7-4. Creating cohesive links and common knowledge between potential partners in EU Framework Programme Collaborative Projects.
  • AAT.2013.7-5. Conference: support for the organisation of Aerodays.
  • AAT.2013.7-6. Enhancing coordination and stimulating cooperation in research and innovation among EU Member States and Associated States to the EU Framework Programme.
  • AAT.2013.7-7. Exploring opportunities and stimulating cooperation in research and innovation with China.

European community funding

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

  • 134,95 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 November 2012 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Call - Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT)-2013-RTD-1 (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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