JPRS Report, Science & Technology: Europe, EC Commission Proposal for Aeronautics Program.
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This document is a Communication From the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament Concerning a Program of Strategic Research and Technology in the Field of Aeronautics Pilot Phase 1989-1990. The purpose of the program whose pilot phase is now proposed is to respond to the severe technological challenge which confronts the European aeronautical industry. To achieve this vital aim, the program seeks to encourage and assist a qualitative leap in the scope and effectiveness of cooperation at European level between the many and varied organisations aircraft companies, engine compa- nies, equipment companies, national research centres, materials suppliers, research institutes, universities, etc. whose work contributes to the European aeronautical technology base. The means by which this aim will be achieved is by establishing a strategic program of precompetitive aeronautical research and technology acquisition, conducted at Community level, focused upon key technology goals derived from industrial analysis of future generic product goals and concerted to the maximum extent with other national and international research and technology acquisition activities.