EASA and EC sign a contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities

The European Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities, and entrusted EASA with the management of urgent research actions in the area of environmental protection and aviation safety – smart, green and integrated transport. Research activities covered include topics such as environmental research, vulnerability of manned aircraft to drone strikes, and effectiveness of flight time limitations.

The agreement covers a budget of Eur 13 million over the next seven years and research activities are financed through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Under the agreement, EASA is responsible for contracting, the technical oversight and the proper dissemination and usage of the research results. The agreement demonstrates the commitment by the Commission and EASA to support the sustainability of the aviation industry and to further improve aviation safety.

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