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Leaders of the Clean Sky 2 Project Encourage the Baltic States to Use the Programme’s Horizon 2020 Recourses More Actively

Within the information day of the European Union research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, “AVIATEST” Research and Testing Centre, which is a part of LNK Aerospace department of LNK Group holding company, has welcomed experts and guests from several EU countries.

The purpose of the information day was to provide more detailed information about the possibility for the enterprises, experts and scientists to participate in the Clean Sky 2 programme.

Clean Sky 2 is a shared project of the European Commission and leading European aircraft construction enterprises. Its goal is to promote the development of innovative technologies and its prompt launch into the aircraft construction process. Clean Sky 2 information days provide the leading aircraft construction experts with an opportunity to straightforwardly discuss the most effective solutions for goal achievement.

As LNK Aerospace Research and Development Director Andrey Baranovsky has pointed out: “The purpose of the Clean Sky 2 information days is to find partners for transformation of your innovative ideas into technology with high added value in the shortest time possible, allowing today’s ideas to become an integral part of the aviation engineering solutions of tomorrow.”

The head of the Clean Sky 2 programme Ron van Manen and project manager Michael Goulian emphasized that at the moment, our region is not using the opportunities of the Clean Sky 2 programme sufficiently. The amount of project requests from the Baltic States is comparatively low, inviting the enterprises and scientists to involve in the project preparation for the next call for proposals, as well as to use synergy opportunities between Clean Sky 2 and regional structural funds.

The purpose of the Clean Sky 2 is to decrease the amount of aircraft polluting emissions, fuel consumption, noise intensity as well as to enhance other characteristics by using the resources more effectively. Therefore, for the technologies tested within the programme, in comparison with the aircrafts of year 2014, shall have 30% decrease in fuel consumption, hence in CO2 emission; however, the mark for the noise intensity decrease is set at 75% of year 2014 noise intensity.

Clean Sky programme was established in year 2008. More information is available at