SESAR research and innovation showcased at Paris Air Show

Jun. 26, 2019

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) showcased the results of its research and innovation programme at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget from 17-23 June.


At a stand in the Paris Air Lab - a space dedicated to innovation and prospective in the aerospace industry - visitors had an opportunity to meet representatives from the SESAR JU and experts in the fields of airports, air traffic service provision, enabling technologies and drones to discuss all aspects of the SESAR research and the results delivered so far.

Highlights of the stand include:

  • a virtual reality experience on seamless data exchange in air traffic management 
  • demonstration of augmented reality goggles prototype from RETINA, enabling controllers to control traffic no matter what the weather
  • a virtual reality demo of Dassault’s enhanced vision system 
  • presentation of the results of the U-space PODIUM project

The SESAR JU welcomed many high level visitors, including Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc and Director General for Transport and Mobility, Henrik Hololei, who also had a chance to visit many SESAR JU members, including Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Thales, who presented some of the work they are performing within the SESAR JU research programme. The SESAR JU also received delegations, including from DG MOVE, DG GROW, DG Competition, ICAO, European Defence Agency and many more throughout the week.

Conference session on decarbonisation and digital transformation of aviation

Air traffic is growing again worldwide. So are concerns on how to optimise and manage the increasing diversity of air vehicles in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.

During a lively session moderated by Andrew Charlton, Managing Director of Aviation Advocacy, Florian Guillermet, Executive of the SESAR Joint Undertakings and Axel Krein, Executive Director of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking went to the heart of the debate about aviation and its impact on the environment.

Greener trajectories, increased automation, biofuels, eco-efficient engines were just some of the solutions discussed during the session. The two research partnerships are working together to ensure that the aircraft of tomorrow are sustainable and can be managed in a safe, efficient and eco-friendly way.

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SESAR JU @ Paris Air Show 2019