EREA takes the responsibility to provide the research and validation needed to guarantee in the short term safety rules, regulations, measures and standards, and in the long term to fulfil the Flightpath2050 goals concerning safety.
Quiet operating air transport vehicle, serviceable from small airfields, make use of ultra-quiet or hybrid-electrical engines, use flow control for maximum lift on short runways, allow for fast boarding, fuelling, catering, etc.
The air transport system ATS aspects shall be addressed by this joint research programme. A special focus will be on the insertion of UAVs in the civil ATS; this JRI shall define the base to fulfil the corresponding goal of FlightPath2050.
As a consequence to TSE 2 and TSE 3 asking for new energy concepts, the last TSE will address the energy system on-board and on-ground.
Only with these four elements, the whole 24/7 goal can be gained, and the complete impact of aviation to the environment can be analysed.