ATR’s “green” ATR 72-600 flying technology demonstrator flew for the first time on Wednesday as part of Europe’s Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (CS JTI) test campaign.
A measure adopted by the European Parliament to support the trend of public-private partnership initiatives in the field of research, CS JTI represents efforts to achieve major steps toward the environmental goals set by the Advisory Council for Aeronautical Research in Europe (ACARE) for 2020.
Half financed by the aeronautical industry and the remainder by the European Union, the ACARE project aims to achieve a 50-percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and noise pollution and an 80-percent cut in NOx emissions compared with the levels measured in 2000.
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