Contents of this volume
During the Sixth Framework Programme(FP6, 2002-2006), there were nine callsfor proposals related to aeronautics in thepriority ‘Aeronautics and Space’. Whilethe ﬁrst synopsis volume provided anoverview of projects selected for fundingin the three ﬁrst calls, this second volumecovers the subsequent calls.Overall, during FP6, almost
900 millionof funding was made available, mostlyfor research actions. This resulted in thefunding of 130 Speciﬁc Targeted ResearchProjects, 23 Integrated Projects, 2 Net-works of Excellence, 7 CoordinationActions and 24 Speciﬁc Support Actions.This represents an amazing mass of workand knowledge created. The two volumesof this synopses book intend to give youa quick overview of the content of theprojects. Each project is the subject of ashort summary providing its background,its objectives, a description of the work,the expected results, the partnership andthe contact details of the coordinators.We hope that this information will be veryuseful to those readers who want to beaware of past and ongoing projects. It canalso be helpful to those who wish to par-ticipate in proposals within FP7. Finally, itis an important source of information forthe scientiﬁc community, industry, policy-makers and the general public.Similar to Volume 1, the projects aregrouped in the following categories:- Strengthening competitiveness- Improving environmental impact- Improving aircraft safety and security- Increasing operational capacity.These were the four research areas calledfor in the work programme.Two indexes allow the identiﬁcation ofprojects by their acronym (including theprojects described in the ﬁrst volume) andby contract number. Finally, an alphabeti-cal index of all project participants givesthe page number of every project in whichthe participant is involved. The contactdetails of the Commission staff involved inaeronautics and air transport is also pro-vided. The European Commission wouldlike to thank the project coordinators forproviding the most up-to-date informa-tion on their projects.The book also includes a list of NationalContact Points. Should you have anyquestion on activities related to aeronau-tics within the Framework Programme,you may contact them.Note that an electronic version of the ﬁrstvolume can be found athttp://ec.europa.eu/research/transport/transport_modes/aeronautics_en.cfmin the section ‘More info: publications’.
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