A public, scientific and technical establishment with both industrial and commercial responsibilities, Onera reports to the French Ministry of Defence and enjoys financial independence. The expertise of the French Aerospace Lab Onera covers all the scientific disciplines involved in aircraft, spacecraft and missile design. Current studies and projects are dealing with the air transport of the future: "Airport of the future" and "Infrastructure for the Evaluation of Air Transport Systems" (IESTA). Onera was also the coordinator of the FP6 European Project Innovative Future Air Transport System – IFATS and is currently the coordinator of the FP7 PPlane project. Onera is also involved in the WP E (Long term and innovative research) of SESAR.

Alenia Aeronautica

Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A., a company of Finmeccanica S.p.A, which is one of the Italy's major high tech companies, is amongst Europe a leading manufacturer of aircraft systems. The company is dedicated to a full range of activities, from design and production to modification and product support for both military and civil aircraft. The majority of these activities entail collaborations with the world's most important aerospace industries. The majority of Alenia Aeronautica activities entail collaborations with the world's most important aerospace industries; with high investments in R&D, Alenia Aeronautica is a renowned player in world leading programs, both military and commercial.. The main R&D areas are related to aircraft system design and integration, and technologies for aerostructures. System integration R&D covers the entire life cycle, from concept to design, production and certification, and aerostructures research concentrates on materials and structural architectures. Alenia Aeronautica past and present experience in European Research Projects includes both Large and Small ones by playing the role of co-ordinator and partner.


CIRA is a limited consortium company founded in July 1984, entrusted by the Italian government to manage the PRORA (Italian Aerospace Research Program). As a member of EREA, CIRA works in close co-operation with European aerospace research establishments. CIRA will participate to the project through the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) departments. The available competences in these departments concerns the methodologies for flight dynamics modelling and simulation, the development of avionics systems capable of integrated management of platform subsystems and flight mission, with particular reference to specific on board functionalities required by the future ATM operational scenario defined by the SESAR program, and advanced method and tools for control systems design and verification (Real-time Systems & Rapid Prototyping).


DLR is the national German research establishment, responsible for research activities in aerospace, energy technology, and transport, as well as the national space agency. DLR operates 30 institutes, test and operational facilities with the majority located at eight main research centres, with a total number of about 5 100 employees. Far term experience exists in international project management and has been proven in projects on the European or international level. DLR has considerable expertise on intelligent systems for autonomous aircraft guidance and control and a complete set of air traffic management simulation tools.


ENAC's mission is to provide ab-initio and further training for the executives and main players of the civil aviation world. This genuine University of Civil Aviation offers a wide range of activities which are tailored to meet the requirements of the public and private sectors both in France and in other countries. The curriculum includes general training, specialist Master's degrees, research, training courses and international activities. ENAC offers a favourable environment for research activities: it has its own impressive teaching and training facilities (experts in various aeronautical disciplines, laboratories, simulators, etc.) and can rely on the skills and equipment of the Direction de la Technique et de l'Innovation (DSNA/DTI/RD) which is sited on the campus. All of ENAC's competence fields have a single common denominator: aeronautical applications. Today, ENAC has five competence areas which are: economics, systems engineering, information technology, applied mathematics (LMA), and communication, navigation and surveillance systems (Electronics).

Finally the ENAC maintains close contacts with the other scientific establishments of the Midi-Pyrénées area. The ENAC belongs to four doctoral schools and proposes six DEA (advanced studies degrees) in co-enabling.

Erdyn Consultants

Erdyn is a technology and services company. Incorporated in 1984, independent, it cumulates a strong expertise whereas specializing in scientific and technical consultancy, aimed at industrial innovation. The expertise of Erdyn is based on its knowledge and practice of the engineering sciences and has been applied to a wide variety of sectors such as energy production and distribution, the environment, building and civil engineering, automobile and transportation, telecommunications, aeronautics and space, chemical engineering, TIC, to name but a few. Built up on its coupled expertise of consulting and development services, on its long-lasting partnerships with both large industry groups, small and medium-size companies or public sector (research agencies, administrations), Erdyn has developed a transversal activity dedicated to the management of large scale R&D projects. Erdyn owns the OPQCM " technology " label and is accredited by the French government as being a technology development firm allowed to make its clients benefit of the "Crédit d'Impôt Recherche".


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is recognized as a leader in developing military and commercial aerospace technology. IAI has operated for decades according to the laws, regulations and internationally accepted norms in the business world. The Commercial Aircraft Group's Engineering Division is a single site aerospace engineering centre. Its expertise encompasses every required aircraft development discipline and task - from concept definition to prototype flight-testing and certification. The Flight Control Systems department was responsible for the design and approval of all the digital FBW systems, for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, that were developed under military and commercial aircraft groups. The incentives of the FCS department in this project are to exploit the possibilities of improving the safety of flight, and exploring new automated systems.

Monitor Soft

"Monitor-soft" SME develops and provides the aeronautical fixed telecommunication systems AFTN, flight navigation services, as well as the systems of fast-acting airport management and air traffic planning.

The enterprise developed and implemented system of fast-acting aeronautical servicing and NOTAM information processing provides aircraft crew with on-line data about air navigation environment on a route, thereby ensuring the air space safe use all over the world. The system of navigator calculations developed by the enterprise specialists is implemented with the purpose of the optimal routing between two airports, as well as for flight vertical profile optimization taking into account the meteorological forecasts and aircraft operational characteristics, log book calculations, taking-off & landing regimes estimations, and determination of available radio navigation aids on a route. Development of the perspective planning system fulfilling 4-D navigation and G2G concepts is aimed forwards the further effectiveness increase whilst the airspace safe use. Nowadays, this system modelling is performed by the enterprise specialists.


The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR is the central institute for aerospace research in the Netherlands. Since 1937 NLR is an independent non-profit organisation that provides technological support to aerospace industries, to operators of civil and military aircraft, of airports and of ATC (air traffic control) systems, to authorities and to international organisations, all over the world. NLR is a customer-oriented research organisation, working under national and international contracts in projects concerning aircraft development, aircraft operations, air traffic management, and space technology. Work under contract totals about 75 % of NLR's activities; NLR's programme for basic research and development, funded by the Dutch government, amounts to about 25 %. NLR employs a staff of about 700 in two main establishments, one in Amsterdam, and one in Noordoostpolder, Flevoland. Over two-thirds of the staff is graduates from universities or technical colleges. NLR owns a variety of research and test facilities and holds an ISO 9001:2000 / AQAP-110 quality assurance certificate and various accreditation certificates.

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is Israel's oldest university, founded in 1924, and is the only institute of higher learning devoted to the education of engineers, scientists, and physicians. Of the total enrolment of about 13,000 students, 9,000 are undergraduates and 4,000 are graduates, studying at one of its 20 Faculties. The Technion is an independent university directed by a Board of Governors. The executive power is exercised by the President. The supreme academic authority is the Senate, which consists of the President, the Vice Presidents, Faculty Deans and elected representatives of the 20 Faculties. The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering was founded in 1954. It is the only Faculty in Israel to offer academic degrees in Aerospace Engineering. About 400 undergraduates and 120 graduate students are currently studying in the faculty. Since founded, it graduated more than 2200 aeronautical and aerospace engineers. Research activities at the Faculty cover most of the areas of Aerospace sciences.

Thales Communication France

Thales Group totalled revenues over 12 billion Euro in 2007, half from the Civilian businesses and half in the Governmental and Defence domains. Within the 68.000 employees worldwide (58.000 in Europe), one third is involved in R&D that totals 2.2 billion Euro (18% of revenues). Thales Communication France (TCF) revenues reached 1.2 billion Euros with 6000 employees. TCF addresses every activity related to telecommunications: wireless communications, IP networks, satellite communication, network administration and security. TCF has a long experience in very large Information Systems and secure infrastructures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. TCF also develops a full range of telecommunication platforms and components, a range of high performance security products and has a deep skill in secure telecommunications for public and governmental organisations, emergency services and armies. TCF is involved in SESAR WP15.2.4.a


The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) is the leading aerospace research centre in Russia. In a year 2008 it will celebrate its 90th anniversary. During theses years, it has gained a unique experience of fundamental research and applied investigations on aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, flight dynamics, strength, acoustics, etc. TsAGI's test facilities include a complex of wind tunnels and gasdynamic research installations, static and dynamic strength labs, thermal strength and acoustic chambers, propulsion system and compressor test benches, several flight simulators, an air-power generating complex. All soviet aircraft even flown have been created in accordance with TsAGI's recommendations and with continuous use of its testing facilities.

TsAGI was involved in studies of aircraft concepts to enhance aircraft efficiency within 5th FP project 3AS as subcontractor. Within FLYSAFE TsAGI participated in development of mathematical methods and software detection and resolution of conflicts, estimation of the flight situation and selection of actions to prevent dangerous evolution of the situation due to hazards of potential conflicts with terrain and wake vortices.

University of Patras

The University of Patras is a major academic institution in Greece. The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering has a high international reputation. It involves 45 faculty members, is active in innovative teaching and research, and participates in numerous national and international research programs. The Laboratory for Stochastic Mechanical Systems & Automation (SMSA) has been at the forefront of research on innovative stochastic methods for identification, fault diagnosis and the automation of mechanical and aeronautical systems for over 20 years. It has up-to-date computing and experimental facilities, and participates in various national and European projects, including ADFCSII, IFATS and SHM-In-Action. It is also actively involved in industrial short courses, international conference organization, journal editorships, the organization of journal special issues, major technical encyclopaedia works, and numerous other professional activities.