Designing the Future of Aviation

What is Future Sky?

Future Sky is based on the alignment of national institutional research for aviation by setting up joint research programmes.

EREA believes institutional co-operation of European research establishments is the best guarantee to ensure technological development to the benefit of European society and industry, beyond the current SESAR and Clean Sky timescales.

Future Sky Objective

Future Sky aims at promoting maximum air mobility while making the highest demands on technologies as well as vehicle, system and operation design with the goal to increase substantially in performance, safety, competitiveness, and acceptance.

In Future Sky EREA promotes joining forces with the European industry and universities to design a new air transport system allowing environmentally friendly, smooth and efficient air vehicles and associated mobility.

How Future Sky Contributes To Flightpath 2050

In order to fulfil Flightpath 2050 goals European aviation research needs to target the complete Air Transport System and to apply a full life cycle engineering approach, covering the full research and innovation chain. The ACARE SRIA envisages putting in place attractive and efficient research instruments, which ensure continuity between research on promising breakthrough concepts, their validation by focused RTD actions and finally their demonstration in an integrated environment.

Future Sky will combine the power and the capacities of the research establishments in EREA into multidisciplinary clusters of excellence proposed by Flightpath 2050 in order to ensure appropriate mid and long term research on lower level TRLs complementing the industrial lead demonstration activities on higher TRLs.

Future Sky Themes

The overall Future Sky program is subdivided into six topics, each of them called “Future Sky Theme” and focusing on different aspects or challenges on track to the future air transport system.


Quiet Air Transport


Urban Air Mobility

Security for Aviation

Circular Aviation

Knowing Future Sky

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Future Sky is an initiative of EREA

EREA is a non-profit organisation whose members are Europe’s most outstanding research centres in the field of aeronautics and air transport

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Our Partners Together, Designing the Future of Aviation

EREA Joint Research Initiative devoted to preparing key technologies and
capabilities for a green and seamless air transport in Europe.