You can expect the following events:

  • Conference:

    This event will be a platform for an exchange of results and information on finished and ongoing projects of the European Research Framework Programmes (FP5 and FP6) and national and international aeronautics research. It will also foster the sharing of best practice in the aeronautics sector, promote mutual understanding of their respective roles and define strategies towards the co-ordinated implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda developed by the Aeronautics Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE). Improving communication and dissemination of research results will be essential parts of the programme. Special initiatives are dedicated to the support of small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe.

  • Exhibition:

    Selected FP5 and FP6-projects as well as national projects will have the opportunity to present exhibits and posters. Students will be offered the chance to present the results of a dedicated competition. Additional resources will be available for aeronautics organisations from the new EU Member States to present their activities.

  • Excursion:

    Excursions to leading Austrian aeronautics companies and infrastructures will complete the comprehensive programme.





Key Issues:

  •  Special focus on new EU Member States and global integration

    In the heart of Europe, Vienna represents a natural bridge between the EU-15 and the new Member States. As the conference location, Vienna symbolizes the enhanced integration of new Member States into the European aeronautics research community. In addition, addressing RTD collaboration with America, Asia and Africa, the event will demonstrate Europe’s role in the global aeronautics community.

  • A preview of 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)

    When “Aeronautics Days 2006” takes place, the preparation of the specific work programme for “Aeronautics and air transport” within FP7 will be in its final phase. The current state of play will be presented by high-ranking EC representatives and there will be opportunities to provide input into the discussion on the final drafting of the work programme for FP7.

  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

    SMEs play an important role within the aeronautics industrial supply chain. Therefore their competitiveness and technological enhancement are the key objectives for Community and national initiatives that will be presented at the conference.


Up to 1.000 participants are expected to attend Aeronautics Days including CEOs, industry R&D managers, project co-ordinators, researchers, engineers, academics, government officials from RTD and transport ministries and journalists from across Europe, as well as the global aeronautics community. Students and young researchers will be particularly addressed.

Practical Information

The conference language will be English. Detailed information and registration will be available at this website. Admission will be subject to a registration fee. A reduction for students is foreseen. Fees include admission, information material, lunch, coffee breaks and conference dinner. An optional evening event will be offered. Individual hotel booking is available via a dedicated www portal.

The Organizers

The “Aeronautics Days 2006 - Sustainable Solutions for New Horizons” are organised by:

  • the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT),
  • the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG),
  • the German Society for Aeronautics and Space (DGLR) in the name of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS)
  • in close cooperation with the European Commission (EC)
  • Austrian Research Centers (ARC)
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