Europe today has a world leading aviation sector which makes an impressive contribution to the European Economy. The figures speak for themselves: 9.4 million flights per year; over 600 million passengers per year; engaging 82,000 companies; employing 8.7 million people; and contributing 600 billion Euro to the wealth of Europe every year.
The new vision for aviation, Flightpath 2050, sets out very challenging goals which can only be achieved by strong, sustainable and coherent investment in research and innovation.
Collaboration and leadership by ACARE will enable an aviation industry that is safe, secure, clean and competitive.”
Tom Enders, CEO EADS