The Clean Sky research program, a Joint Technology Initiative aimed at reducing the environmental impact of air transport, was launched officially in Brussels last week. Clean Sky is one of Europe's largest research programs, with a budget of €1.6 billion ($2.33 billion) that will be funded equally by the European Commission and industry. It will run through 2014 and aims to develop advanced technologies for the next generation of aircraft entering service after 2015. It will select ...

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