Organisation Profile

ERDYN, founded in 1984, is a specialist in research and innovation consultancy. A French leader in this sector, Erdyn aims to sustain growth and competitiveness through innovation and thus contributes to the ambitions of Europe 2020 strategy.

It offers high added value services, including innovation strategies, IP strategies, market surveys, technology forecasting, road mapping, state of the art analysis, outsourcing of R&D, innovation diagnosis and organization, establishment and management of European and national collaborative projects, development and assessment of public policies on research and innovation, etc.

Μoreover, Erdyn covers all of the main technical and economic sectors, on an international basis, through dedicated teams:

-ICT and Transport

-Industry and sustainable development

-Healthcare and biotech

Erdyn’s involvement in European Framework Programmes as a specialist in research and innovation consultancy dates back to the 1990s. Numerous expertise and support missions were provided to laboratories, SMEs, enterprises in different scientific fields such as Health, Transport, ICT, Energy, Environment, security, Materials and Production technologies, etc., thus covering the Research themes of the FP4 to FP7 programs, and, more recently, Horizon 2020. Erdyn also supported several European scientific research projects as a partner in charge of management and ensured with the coordinators of the projects their smooth running during their total duration.


Role in the project

The tasks that Erdyn will carry out in ICARe fully match to Erdyn’s recognized expertise in project management. Hence, Erdyn will efficiently undertake the management of the project thanks to its solid experience in the management of large collaborative European projects and will be the interface between the Consortium partners and the European Commission.

As Coordinator, Erdyn leadsWP1 Project Coordination”: General coordination of the consortium, Monitoring of the project progress and daily management, Project administrative support and Quality assurance and risk management.

Erdyn is also in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Participation in WP2: Communication, Dissemination and Networking;
  • Work package leader of WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation in close connection with the other partners of the consortium;
  • Contribution to the WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries, by bringing methodological advice to DLR (WPL);
  • Leadership of the Japan Open Platform and active involvement in the USA, China and Russia open platforms (WP5);
  • Writing of the Japan and Turkey profile and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).




Organisation Profile

Dassault Aviation is one of the major players in the global aviation industry, with a presence in more than 90 countries across the 5 continents, whose varied activities cover several areas of high technology. Dassault Aviation‘s primary vocation is the design, development, production, sale and maintenance of aircraft.

The FALCON family contributes enormously both to the reputation of European executive aircraft and to the European economy. It contributes to maintaining the industrial base of a European high technology sector. FALCON has been developed and produced in European cooperation with partners from Belgium (SABCA), Italy (ALENIA – PIAGGIO) and Greece (Hellenic Aircraft Industries).

Among the numerous FALCON types, Dassault Aviation has developed multirole versions, such as maritime surveillance versions used by the French and the US Coastguards, to ensure their coastline security and integrity. Dassault Aviation also leads space activities in the following fields: Aerospace vehicle studies (re-entry vehicles, suborbital vehicles and airborne mini-launchers); Telemetry systems for Ariane, Soyouz and Vega (French Guyana space center); Pyrotechnics: launcher and satellite equipments.

The Research and Development employs nearly one quarter of the company's workforce (about 8000 people in France). Fundamental and pre-competitive research is usually carried out in close co-operation with universities, research institutes and other industrial partners via a wide international network.

In the domain of international cooperation in aerospace research, Dassault Aviation has a lengthy history. Can be mentioned for example the following projects: in FP6, HISAC with Russia, in FP7, MARS with China, JEDI ACE with Japan and Cooperate US with the USA, in H2020, DRAGY with China and VISION with Japan.


Role in the project

In relation with its major role in Europe as airframer of business jets, Dassault Aviation has an important part to perform in the assessment of past and current cooperation, as well as in the technology mapping in third countries. Dassault Aviation, a “dual” company, has built a sustainable partnership with many companies, research institutes and universities in most of the envisaged countries (Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, China, India, Malaysia, UAE, Switzerland, Israel, and Qatar). Dassault Aviation’s expertise is extremely useful in the country profile elaboration (funding mechanisms, main stakeholders, potential partners, fields of expertise, IPR policy).

Dassault Aviation is one of the key leaders and founder of the Clean Sky initiative. The worldwide reputation of its design office and scientific skills, manufacturing methods and industrial know-how, its expertise in cutting-edge technologies development is beneficial in the setting-up of open platforms with some selected countries, representing one of the major tasks of the ICARe project.

Dassault Aviation is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries”, by bringing methodological advice to DLR (WPL);
  • Involvement in the USA, Canada, Japan and Russia open platform (WP5);
  • Writing of the India and Malaysia profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

Rolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions for customers in civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets. As a global Group, Rolls-Royce conducts research and technology programmes on behalf of governments, state and regional bodies around the world. The company has a strong track record of delivering these R&D programmes. It has a large number of experts in manufacturing technology, materials, operations and engineering.

Rolls-Royce is a key member global R&T community and has many international operations such as those in Canada, USA and Singapore along with a number of regional offices in Japan, South Korea and China. As a result, a significant part of the aerospace R&T programme is conducted at an international level. Within the European Union, there are a number of programmes that are run through the two key facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany. A key example of this is the International FP7 programme SHEFAE that was run with SPP and the University of Tokyo. This was a very successful endeavour and has now been complemented with a follow-on programme in H2020, called SHEFAE II, with the same international partners but a different set of EU partners, again led by Rolls-Royce.


Role in the project

A key focus of the Rolls-Royce activity in ICARe is to lead the development of international cooperation in R&T with Canada. Rolls-Royce has a significant presence in Canada through a repair and overhaul facility in Montreal and also state-of-the art weather test facilities in Thompson, Manitoba. Rolls-Royce also has experience of international R&T working with local entities and government agencies, and this will enable the discovery of new international partners (governmental, academic and industrial) and collaborative R&T support mechanisms, such as through the H2020 programme or through the Clean Sky 2 JTI in which Rolls-Royce is a founding member.

Rolls Royce is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries, by bringing methodological advice to DLR (WPL);
  • Leadership of the Canada open platform and active involvement in the USA, Japan and China open platform (WP5);
  • Work package leader (WPL) of WP6: Synthesis and Final Recommendations, composition  of the Canada profile and contribution to the strategic analysis and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, EUROCONTROL, was founded in 1963. It is an intergovernmental organisation supporting its member states in the development, implementation and operation of a seamless, performance driven pan-European Air Traffic Management network. EUROCONTROL is a civil - military organisation with currently 41 member states.

The main activities of EUROCONTROL are focused upon the coordination and planning of air traffic management across Europe. This involves working with air transport stakeholders from the national authorities, air navigation service providers, civil and military airspace users, airports, and other organizations. Its activities involve all gate-to-gate air navigation service operations: Network Management, controller training, regional control of airspace, safety-proven technologies and procedures, collection of air navigation charges, regulatory support functions and research.

EUROCONTROL has a long history in research and the co-ordination and monitoring of European ATM related research, most notably through its engagement in ACARE and in the ARDEP products. EUROCONTROL is a founding member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and is actively engaged in the coordination of European research related to the modernisation of the European ATM system and its further improvement, with particular emphasis upon the overall performance of the European ATM network. Through its recognised capabilities and expertise, it contributes actively to the research, development and validation of future technical and operational improvements.

Through its engagement in coordination activities at global level, be it in support of ICAO initiatives or other channels, EUROCONTROL has a long history of international cooperation with numerous entities from all over the world and in particular the US, China, Japan, Canada, the UAE and Brazil.


Role in the project

EUROCONTROL brings its expertise and previous experience in the Air Traffic Management domain, in particular, elements relating to international networking, coordination and cooperation in view of harmonizing aviation research activities, with a focus on the optimisation and management of the Air Traffic networks.

This partner also supports activities addressing the dissemination of the outcomes of the project and the organisation of associated networking events.

EUROCONTROL is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Involvement in the USA open platform (WP5);
  • Composition of the Qatar and Serbia profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

Aerospace Valley is the largest European competitiveness cluster entirely dedicated to the sectors of aeronautics, space and embedded systems. Around their respective capital cities, Toulouse and Bordeaux the cluster cover the two geographically adjacent regions Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine in the South-West of France. As of December 2016 the Aerospace Valley non-profit association has gathered 850 members from industry, research and academia, including some 500 SMEs, large corporate groups and OEMs, the major aerospace research establishments, engineering schools and local authorities.

Overall, Aerospace Valley represents one - third of the French aerospace workforce, totalling over 120.000 employment in 1600 industrial establishments. In terms of R&D activities, over 9.000 researchers and scientists are active on the territory covered by Aerospace Valley, which accounts for more than 50% of the total French national R&D potential in aeronautics, space and embedded systems.

Finally, Aerospace Valley, as a pro-active member of the European aerospace cluster network EACP, is recognized for its strong commitment to develop and strengthen links with third European and international clusters.


Role in the project

Within the frame of the ICARe project Aerospace Valley reflects the entire EACP network thus represents the SME community of these European aerospace clusters. Today EACP has 40 members from 14 European countries including Russia and Turkey. Aerospace Valley, in particular, contributes to the ICARe activities through its experience and contacts established with aerospace cluster stakeholders in Japan, Canada, USA and the UAE.

Aerospace Valley is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Active involvement in the USA, Canada, Japan open platform (WP5);
  • Writing of the Brazil and United Arab Emirates profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

ONERA is the French national aerospace research center. It is a public research establishment, with eight major facilities in France and about 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians.

ONERA conducts Application-Oriented Research. Whether the research has short, medium or long-term goals, it is designed to support the competitiveness and creativity of the aerospace and defense industries.

ONERA covers all the disciplines and techniques needed to drive progress in aerospace: aerodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion, structural strength, materials, optics and laser, acoustics, radar and electromagnetism, electronics, systems, robotics, information processing.

The strategic challenge for ONERA is to organize the broad knowledge stream, ranging from the acquisition of knowledge to transferring it to the industry.

ONERA is working on some of today’s most important issues, including the reduction of noise and emissions, aircraft safety and air traffic management. At the same time, it continues research into increasing the performance and competitiveness of airplanes, helicopters and launch vehicles.

ONERA also addresses today’s fast-changing defense needs, such as surveillance and tracking systems, information processing, decision aids and aircraft autonomy. Our researchers cover every link in the defense system chain: see – understand – decide – act.


Role in the project

ONERA relies on its solid background regarding International Cooperation in Aviation Research, for achieving the undertaken tasks within the ICARe project. As a key player in the field of Aviation Research, ONERA was and is still actively involved in numerous International Cooperations with many countries worldwide. Aside from that, ONERA actively contributed to diverse EC-funded projects (e.g. CSA) specifically devoted to increased collaboration in Aviation Research between EU and EU-third countries.

Finally, through its active involvement within EREA network, ONERA is also a privileged partner for linking with all the other Research Establishments from Europe. As such, ONERA naturally plays an active key role in this CSA, helping increasing and strengthening cooperation between Europe and EU third countries in the field of Aviation Research.


ONERA is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Work package leader of WP5: EU-Third Country Open Platforms;
  • Leadership of the Execution of the Open Platform dedicated to the USA and active involvement in Canada, China and Russia open platform (WP5);
  • Composition of the Singapore and USA profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

THALES Avionics is one of the leading global suppliers of avionic solutions for the commercial and military aerospace markets. The company offers a wide range of functions and on-board electronic equipment for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. It provides its customers with all equipment, subsystems and systems in the areas of flight management, navigation, communication and surveillance.

In the civilian area, its solutions address both helicopters and commercial aircraft and regional and business aircraft. Clients include Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream, Sikorsky and Sukhoi, to name but a few.

THALES Avionics product lines range from the provision of complete avionics suites to the cockpit and head-up displays, flight management, flight guidance and flight control equipment, communication, navigation and surveillance systems, integrated modular avionics and integrated maintenance.

Growing aircraft numbers make air traffic management more complex. THALES Avionics solutions help to make the end-to-end system operation safer, greener and more efficient. Expert on airborne real-time critical systems, and leader of major European projects shaping the future of aerospace operations, THALES Avionics is a key player in the definition of industry standards and in bringing to market innovative solutions.

THALES Avionics has been/is leader/participant in a large number of European Research Programmes including SESAR, SESAR2020, CLEANSKY, CLEANSKY2, ACROSS, OPTIMAL, FLYSAFE, ALICIA, ASHLEY, PRIMAE, ODICIS, and TOICA. THALES Avionics has been early strongly represented in ACARE committees including SIB, IRG and INCO, and is an active member of most working group namely WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4. THALES Avionics representatives took part in the preparation of ACARE’s 2012 SRIA as well as in the current SRIA update.

As a global company, THALES Avionics and the THALES Group have industrial facilities established in the USA, Canada, China, Singapore, Australia and long-lasting commercial and R&D relationship with most countries with aviation interest, including Japan, Russia, Israel, South Africa, India.


Role in the project

THALES Avionics brings its extensive market knowledge and cooperation experience to the ICARe project with direct involvement in WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6.

THALES Avionics is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in the WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Involvement in the Japan, Canada, China and Russia open platform(WP5);
  • Composition of the Israel and South Africa profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests. Aviation guarantees the global mobility and satellites enable worldwide communication.

Remote sensing generates data about our environment, while the exploration of space leads to new knowledge about the origin and development of the Solar System, its planets, and, hence, about the creation of life. Moreover, key industries, including materials technology, medicine and software engineering, all profit from innovations made by DLR in the fields of aeronautics and space.

  • Exploration of the Earth and the solar system
  • Research aimed at protecting the environment
  • Development of environmentally friendly technologies to promote mobility, communication and security.

DLR’s research portfolio ranges from fundamental research to innovative development of the applications and products of tomorrow. In this way, DLR contributes the scientific and technical know-how that it has gained, thus enhancing Germany’s industrial and technological reputation. DLR operates large-scale research facilities for the centre’s own projects and as a service provider for clients and partners. It also promotes the next generation of scientists, provides advisory services to the German government and is a driving force in the regions centred on its various locations. DLR has approximately 8000 employees at 20 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Dresden, Goettingen, Hamburg, Jena, Juelich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Oldenburg, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.


Role in the project

DLR was the initiator, and first chair of IFAR – International Forum for Aviation Research and has a leading role in IFAR as it provides funding for the Executive IFAR Secretary. DLR brings large experience in international cooperation involved in the EU project SUNJET II, aimed to develop a technology roadmap between Japan and Europe. With regard to Russia, DLR is organising together with TsAGI for the last decade bilateral workshops.

DLR is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Work package leader of WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Leadership of the Execution of the Open Platform dedicated to Russia and active involvement in the USA, Japan, and  China open platform (WP5);
  • Composition of the Russia and Indonesia profiles  and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 82,500 employees worldwide. The Company has a comprehensive portfolio of products covering both the civil and military domains. The broad scope of its aircraft systems business covers everything from single modular items to the complete integration of cockpit and total aircraft equipment packages and mission systems, including Flight Control Systems, Head Up and Head Down Displays, Helmet Mounted Displays, Navigation Systems, Countermeasures and Communications/Datalink technologies.

BAE Systems facility based in Rochester UK will be involved in ICARe. This site has been at the forefront of the design, development and manufacture of high integrity avionics and display systems for more than 40 years.

BAE Systems has been participant in European Framework research programmes including FLYSAFE, ALICIA, VICTORIA, ACROSS, ADFCS, NEFS, ALICIA, AFLoNext, Actuation 2015 and EDEN. Recent H2020 contracts won include REACTOR, NIPSE and SUNJET2.

BAE Systems also has representation on the ACARE committee and is an active members of several working groups including: EUROCAE WG-101, WG-72 / Aeronautical Information Systems Security, WG-79 / Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS) and their combination (ESVS).


Role in the project

BAE Systems has an established international business relationship base in many countries including the USA, Japan, Brazil, Canada and China. In the domain of international cooperation in aerospace research, BAE Systems has participated in the H2020 SUNJET2 project which is involved with the development of communication networks with the Japanese industry and also with the identification of research topics related to common interests of Europe and Japan which will form the basis of future H2020 international collaboration calls.

BAE Systems has a constructive and valued role and is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Co-Leadership of the Execution of the Open Platform dedicated to China and organization of workshops for one of the third country collaboration platforms (WP5);
  • Involvement in the Canada, Japan and Russia open platforms (WP5);
  • Support the China and Australia profile elaboration and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

Honeywell is a global company active in aerospace, transportation systems, automation, and control solutions and the chemical sector. The company employs about 130.000 people worldwide and makes an annual turn-over of around 40 billion dollars.

Honeywell Aerospace provides integrated avionics, engines, electrical and mechanical systems, and service solutions to aircraft manufacturers, airlines, military, and space and airport operations. It serves aerospace customers all over the world and provides products for any type of aircraft (from small and unmanned, over business jets and regional aircraft, to long - range aircraft like the Airbus 380.

Europe plays strategic role in the Honeywell business. More than 32.000 people work for Honeywell in the European region, where it has over 50 manufacturing sites in 14 different European countries. In the last decade of the 20th century the company made a strategic decision to develop a European research site in Brno, Czech Republic. Today the Czech Republic hosts one of the largest Honeywell R&D centres in the world and employs more than 4.200 employees.


Role in the project

Honeywell brings its contribution to ICARe based on its extensive market know-how (as a Tier 1 supplier and with over 100 years of business in the aerospace industry) and global presence (operations at about 1,250 sites in 70 countries). Ιt strengthens the consortium with its expertise and insights gained from both it's European and its foreign entities (in the countries addressed by this project).

In Europe Honeywell is also a Member of the SESAR and Clean Sky Joint Undertaking, and active in many H2020 and National R&D projects. Similar to this, Honeywell entities in other regions are also involved in local R&D projects or are at least aware of the existence of them. This information brings a valuable contribution to the ICARe project.

Honeywell is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Involvement in the USA, Canada, Japan and China open platform (WP5);
  • Composition of the Switzerland profile and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union, which has been given specific regulatory and executive tasks in the field of aviation safety. The Agency constitutes a key part of the European Union’s strategy to establish and maintain a high uniform standard of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation at European level.

The Agency was set up in 2003 as an independent body of the European Union under European public law accountable to the Member States and the European Union institutions. It works hand in hand with the National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) in Europe for the execution of many operational tasks. The aviation industry is also actively involved in the Agency’s activities through a number of consultative and advisory committees. Moreover, EASA develops close relations with counterpart organisations across the world concluding working arrangements aimed at harmonising standards and promoting best practice in aviation safety worldwide.

The Agency’s responsibilities have been extended in the new EASA Basic Regulation 216/2008 so as to include essential rulemaking in the fields of air operations & flight crew licensing and the oversight of third country operators. Further extensions include safety regulations regarding airports and air traffic management systems.

Based in Cologne, the Agency already employs more than 700 professionals from across Europe. It will continue to recruit highly qualified specialists and administrators in the coming years as it consolidates its position as Europe’s centre of excellence in aviation safety.


Role in the project

EASA brings its experience to the ICARe project for the development of international research cooperation platforms and in liaising with key aviation stakeholders.

EASA is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP5: EU-Third Country Open Platforms;
  • Involvement to the development of recommendations towards policy makers for the future international cooperation programmes (WP6).

EASN Technology Innovation Services (EASN-TIS)

Organisation Profile

The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is the Association of the European Academia active in Aeronautics research, and represents the Academia in ACARE and other EU forums and committees. Its long term goal is to build up and maintain an open, unique European platform in order to structure, support and upgrade the research activities of the European Aeronautics Universities, as well as to facilitate them to respond to their key role within the European Aeronautical research Community in incubating new knowledge and breakthrough technologies. The EASN platform currently consists of more than 320 registered active members including individuals, university labs, universities and other organizations, through which it connects to more than 10,000 experts throughout Europe and creates an ongoing routine of interaction (requests for information, bulletins distribution, requests for consultation input, reports distribution). Furthermore, EASN has agreements with industrial and SME organizations for the dissemination of knowledge and research related information; it has participated and currently participates in a number of CSAs, the main aim of which was and is to enhance the research collaboration within Europe and beyond, e.g. with US, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, etc.

The EASN Association will be represented in the project by EASN Technology Innovation Services (EASN-TIS). The latter is contractually linked to EASN and is exclusively authorized to act on its behalf in the frame of research projects, including project management and administration.

In this context, EASN-TIS has participated and currently participates in a number of Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) such as SUNJET, SUNJET II, COOPERATEUS, HERMES, AeroUkraine, PromoAir, CATER, CAPPAROCIA, RADIAN, etc. Further to that, it also has significant experience in a plethora of research projects in which it predominantly leads (or participates in) the dissemination and exploitation activities, e.g. SARISTU, HAIC, ENCOMB, INMA, IASS, InLight, QUICOM, CORSAIR, HIKARI.

The combination of extensive experience, expertise, and flexibility across different technological areas within the aeronautics and transport research field enables EASN-TIS to provide unique skills and competencies to the consortia in which participates.


Role in the project

EASN-TIS leads WP2, thus being responsible for monitoring and coordinating dissemination, communication and networking activities. The company’s track record as Dissemination Manager in past and ongoing projects validates EASN-TIS’s competence for this role. WP2 activities will seek to define and connect with the interested stakeholders; acting on behalf of the EASN Association, EASN-TIS has a complete solid of the European Aeronautics Research scene and has contacts with experts from the academia and industry, as well as policy-making bodies, such as ACARE and Joint-Undertakings, such as Clean Sky, Clean Sky 2 and SESAR. Furthermore, EASN-TIS contributes within the framework WP3, WP5 and WP6 on the comprehension of the current landscape and the definition of new roadmaps. The company holds a strong understanding of the European Policies and Affairs and will incorporate the knowledge gained from participation in other projects (COOPERATEUS, SUNJET, SUNJET II, CATER, CAPPADOCIA, PERSEUS).

EASN-TIS is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Work package leader of WP2: Communication, Dissemination and Networking;
  • Participation to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Active involvement in the USA, Japan, China and Russia open platform (WP5);
  • Composition of the Mexico and Ukraine profiles and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

CIMNE is a research organization in Barcelona, Spain created in 1987 as a Consortium between the Catalan Government and the Technical Univ. of Catalonia (UPC). Its mission is fostering advances in the development and application of numerical methods and computational techniques for the solution of engineering problems in an international context. CIMNE has also a vocation for the training of researchers on the field of computational engineering. CIMNE employs some 220 scientists and engineers from different technical fields and nationalities. CIMNE has 30 years’ experience in the education of young researchers in advanced particle-based, discrete and finite element methods and open source (OS) software for the solution of multidisciplinary engineering problems. CIMNE is located at UPC, the second largest technical university in Spain with some 30000 students covering most engineering degrees. CIMNE collaborates with research institutes and universities worldwide. Since 2000 CIMNE has created 15 spin-off companies that exploit its research outcomes ( CIMNE’s headquarters are located at the heart of UPC in Barcelona. CIMNE has premises at several campuses of UPC and in Spain in Madrid, Terrassa and Ibiza. Since 2005 CIMNE has created the following international branches: CIMNE Latinoamerica; CIMNE USA; CIMNE Singapore and CIMNE Beijing.


Role in the project

CIMNE stands for International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering. The “I” for “International” is fully justified with the broad network of collaborators not only in Europe but also around the world. CIMNE has established a fruitful collaboration with China through more than 10 years thanks to the EU and MIIT funded networking projects AeroChina, AeroChina2, GRAIN and GRAIN2, which were led by CIMNE. Moreover, several research projects (4 of them on-going), have been also established between China and Europe (namely MARS, COLTS, DRAGY, IMAGE, ECO-COMPASS and E-MUSIC).

CIMNE is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Contribution to WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Participation in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Co-Leadership of the Execution of the Open Platform dedicated to China, with BAE Systems (WP5);
  • Involvement in the Canada open platform (WP5);
  • Lead the South Korea profile elaboration, as well as collaboration to others, and contribution to the strategic analysis (WP6).


Organisation Profile

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines. IATA was founded in Havana, Cuba, on 19 April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services for the benefit of the world's consumers. At its founding, IATA had 57 members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. Today it has some 280 members from 120 nations in every part of the globe.

Carrying 83% of the world’s air traffic, IATA members include the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, supporting many areas of aviation activity and helping formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

IATA has 54 offices in 53 countries in the following regions:  Africa & Middle East (AME) -Europe - China and North Asia - Asia Pacific - The Americas; providing access to regional information, such as industry issues, safety and security, agency programs and regional planning, regulatory public policies, and more.



Role in the project

IATA is the main subcontractor of the consortium bringing the view of Airline; under the management of Erdyn Consultants.

IATA is in charge of the following activities and tasks in ICARe:

  • Collate and provide information about current or past involvement of major airlines worldwide in R&T programmes in WP3: Assessment of past international cooperation in aviation;
  • Contribution to technology mapping of relevant countries with information on existing relations between airlines and other national stakeholders in WP4: Technology Mapping in Third Countries;
  • Active involvement to the country profiles elaboration regarding their aviation activities (operations and infrastructure, governmental aspects etc.) in WP6.1:  Preliminary recommendations for International Cooperation in R&I in Aviation & 6.2: Country Profiles for 21 Countries;
  • Contribution to R&T requirements from an airlines’/operators’ point of view in WP6.3: Recommendations for International Cooperation in R&T in Aviation;
  • In addition, for the WP5, IATA will support in the setting of contact investigation related to the third countries open platform set up (e.g. Ministry of Transport).