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Coordination Action Pro “Production, Avionics, Design” on Cost-efficiency in Aeronautics (CAPPADOCIA)
Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe is the European Technology Platform for Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT) that provides guidance for the future of the European aeronautics research. ACARE previous roadmap, the Strategic Research Agenda, was highly of inspiration for EC work programme elaboration on Aeronautics and Aviation. In 2011 the European Commission published the FlightPath2050, Europe's Vision for Aviation, a Report of the High Level Group on Aviation Research, regarding the AAT challenges and a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda was released in September 2012.Over the five calls launched since 2007, numerous projects were funded by the EC on cost-efficiency topic, accordingly with objectives targeted in ACARE SRA1&2. CAPPADOCIA responds to the 6th call, and especially the 2nd topic, cost-efficiency which scope analysis has been defined through the three following domains: Design Systems and Tools, Production and Avionics. CAPPADOCIA (Coordination Action Pro Production, Avionics, Design on Cost-efficiency in Aeronautics) aims at assessing on the one hand past, on-going and future EC-funded projects focused on cost efficiency and on the other hand, identifying gaps and bottlenecks within the targeted research landscape, accordingly with the objectives set up in the call addressed. Both activities will lead to the edition of yearly strategic recommendations reports that could be easily used by research policy makers as well as the preparation of future EC work programme.Major European industrials, academics, research centers and aeronautical clusters are composing the consortium, gathering their expertise and experience to carry out the expected work with the higher level of know-how. In parallel, an inter-coordination with the other 3 CSA proposals under this same objective of the call will be encouraged to ensure a coherent approach throughout all those CSAs and avoid duplication of associated efforts and costs.

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