Dassault Aviation
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September 12, 2012 12:04 ET

Dassault Aviation: Dassault Aviation Supports Extension of Clean Sky Programme

SAINT-CLOUD, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - SAINT-CLOUD CEDEX 300

ILA Berlin Air Show (Germany), September 12, 2012 - Dassault Aviation has entered into an agreement together with 13 leading aerospace industry partners with a letter of intent to cooperate on a "Clean Sky 2" programme. As an extension of the European Commission's (EC) "Clean Sky" Joint Technology Initiative, the industry would invest jointly with the EU a total of EUR3.6 billion over seven years on transport research in the frame of Clean Sky 2.

Clean Sky 2 will build a bridge towards the targets of 'Flightpath 2050' and the new ACARE Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. These targets include the reduction of air transport CO2 emissions per mission by as much as 75 percent by 2050, and of the perceived noise of aircrafts by 65%.

Dassault Aviation is currently playing a leading role with its partners in the seven-year Clean Sky research programme. Dassault Aviation's key contribution, the implementation of an integrated Eco design process, is progressing well. Clean Sky 2 will take the industry's collaborative research to the next level to prepare for a new wave of technologies.

"The Clean Sky JTI initiative has been proved to be a key initiative in the development and validation of innovative technologies for business jets, in particular enabling significant reductions of perceived noise. Dassault Aviation is welcoming the Clean Sky 2 programme to build on the success of efficient cooperative research in Clean Sky and introduce the next generation technology set" said Bruno Stoufflet, VP for R&T.

As part of the agreement, Clean Sky 2 would become incorporated in the European "Horizon 2020" programme, to run from 2014 to 2020. This LoI also expresses the European industry's commitment to align its strengths and to significantly increase investment in European R&T through Clean Sky 2. This reflects the importance of strong and continued investment and co-operation to respond appropriately to the future challenges of air traffic.


In the past sixty years Dassault Aviation has delivered more than 8000 civil and military aircraft to 75 countries, logging some 20 million flight hours to date, and is one of the few aerospace manufacturers mastering the technologies of the complete range of combat aircraft, such as the Rafale while being a world leader in the field of business jets, with the Falcon family.

This unique worldwide experience has allowed Dassault Aviation to build up considerable expertise in the design, development, production, sale and support of all types of aircraft and a recognized and demonstrated know-how, innovative operational solutions as well as a pragmatic and dynamic approach to cooperation.

Within the frame of a step-by-step approach initiated several years ago, it's know-how in the field of systems technologies and airborne vectors allow the company to propose the best cost-efficient solutions to the users. Thanks to a pragmatic approach in its partnerships, Dassault Aviation has been able to establish a wide cooperation network with other companies, which is not only optimized for the success of today's programmes, but also contributing to the synergy of tomorrow's defence industries .

Website: www.dassault-aviation.com

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