Welcome to AERODAYS 2011

Place of celebration: Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid
Dates of celebration: From: 30-Mar-2011 To: 01-Apr-2011

The sixth European Aeronautics Days will take place from 30th March to 1st April 2011 in Madrid, following its successful predecessors that took place in Brussels (1991), Naples (1993), Toulouse (1997), Hamburg (2001) and Vienna (2006).

The event will bring together aeronautics stakeholders, ministries, agencies and R&D centres from all over Europe and overseas to network, present their latest research results and discuss common future R&D projects.

Organized by CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology in Spain) and the European Commission (Directorate General for Research), Aerodays 2011 will provide a perfect opportunity to present and disseminate information about EU-funded RTD results, and will be in line with the EU goals of creating a Single European Sky and a European Research Area, and of finding innovative approaches to sustainable aviation in a global environment.

Introduction

The Aerodays 2011 event will also provide a world-class conference for information exchange and dissemination of EU-funded R&D results in aeronautics, developing strong links with partners around the world, so that Europe could benefit from the worldwide progress of knowledge, contribute to global development and take a leading role in international initiatives to solve global issues.

The event will show the opportunities that the aeronautics sector gives, due to its strategic character and high potential. The participation of the main European representatives, both institutional and industrial-, of the aeronautics and air transport sector including airports and airlines, as well as experts from fields such Space and Security is expected.

It is worthy to be mentioned that the impact to be reached within this event would never be obtained through a national or local approach, and hence the European dimension is crucial for obtaining an outstanding success; furthermore, this event should optimise and open European, national and regional research programmes in order to support and coordinate the best research throughout Europe through strategic programmes to address major challenges together.

This support action aims to contribute to the implementation of the Framework Programmes and the preparation of the future research community and technological development policies and look for synergies with other policies, as well as stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil society and other actors.

Objectives

The Aerodays seek:

  • To link the political messages of key stakeholders with the developments in aeronautics and air transport;
  • To report on the latest advances in aeronautics world-wide;
  • To encourage new partnerships in collaborative projects;
  • To present technological achievements and ongoing research and technological development that is carried out under the EU’s Framework Programmes, national and international research actions, and European large scale technology initiatives (such as JTI Clean Sky, SESAR and Galileo);
  • To present a forum for the review process of the Vision 2020 goals and the Aeronautics Strategic Research Agenda;
  • To offer an opportunity to formulate a vision on the future of aeronautics, including FP8 and the ACARE Vision 2050.

 

Main conference features

  • Up to 1.000 participants are expected from Europe and overseas;
  • Keynote and plenary speeches by main political actors involved in aeronautics from the European Commission, Member States, European Parliament, Spanish Ministries and regional governments, industry and research;
  • Main players from the aeronautics industry and research community world wide;
  • Substantial parallel sessions structured by the challenges of SRA2 and addressing key activities fo FP7;
  • Special sessions on topics like international co-operation, national activities, GARTEUR, JTI Clean Sky and SESAR;
  • Attractive side events: technology and poster exhibitions and information stands;
  • Special meetings such as ACARE Plenary, AirTN2 or projects meetings (Cooperateus, EARPG EASA, etc.);
  • Conference excursions to Spanish aerospace facilities.

 

Experts panel

The Expert Panel will provide advice and recommendation to CDTI and European Commission in the elaboration of the agenda of Aerodays and in the selection of parallel and plenary sessions. Futhermore, the Expert Panel will support the organisation with extra information obtained form their management expertise in previous Aerodays events.

Once the Aerodays event is finished, an overall assessment of the Aerodays 2011 as well as some lessons learnt and recommendations for future actions may be requested to this Expert Panel.

The Panel Members have been selected from the main European Aeronautics associations, agencies and research centres:

  • Mr. Jim Lawler  (Entreprise Ireland)
  • Ms. Elisabeth Huchler (Austrian Ministry of Transport)
  • Mr. Dietrich Knörzer (European Commission)
  • Mr. Rémy Dénos (European Commission)
  • Mr Francois Quentin (ACARE)
  • Mr. Joachim Szodruch (ACARE/CEAS President)
  • Ms. Carmen Rodríguez Augustín (INTA)
  • Mr. Manuel Hita (Aeronautics Expert and Member of the Real Academia de Ingeniería)
  • Mr. Michel Peters (EREA Chairman)