Eco Watch

February 2008
Regional Aviation News;2/18/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p8
Market Research Report
The article deals with the Clean Sky Initiative, a joint public/private research partnership that aims to create greener aviation technology, introduced by the European Commission in January 2008. Included in the initiative, funded with 1.6 billion euros, are the development of a "smart wing" design for fixed-wing aircraft and sustainable green engines, among others. Participants in the initiative include Airbus, Dassault and Rolls Royce. The withdrawal of Virgin Group's chairman Sir Richard Branson from efforts to develop biofuel is cited.


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