Along with the periodic AERODAYS European Conferences dedicated to Research & Technology Innovation in Aeronautics and Air Transport, TRA (Transport Research Arena) there is another conference dedicated to surface transport in Europe. Supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three surface transport European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and WATERBORNE platform, the Paris' TRA-2014 conference is the 5th edition involving road transport and the 2nd covering the three surface modes. The first edition with the three modes (road, rail, waterborne) took place in Athens in 2012.
On 15-16 April 2014, associated with TRA-2014, the French Technical Service of Civil Aviation (STAC) is organising in Paris the AUN-2014 'Airports in Urban Networks' European Conference which will also take place at the CNIT Conference Center in Paris la Défense
It is the first time that airport issues are addressed within the TRA.
In addition, AERODAYS High-Level European Conferences are periodically held to cover the entire European Aeronautics and Air Transport Research & Innovation. The last 6th AERODAYS Conference took place in Madrid in March 2011 and the next 7th AERODAYS is scheduled to take place in 2015.
Aviation is one of the most advanced and technology intensive sectors in Europe, with countless innovative spill-over into other European sectors. It provides close to nine million highly skilled jobs, directly and indirectly, and contributes by 600 billion Euros to Europe’s Gross Domestic Product. With 450 airlines and over 700 airports, European aviation plays a key role in addressing European competitiveness as well as responding to society’s needs for efficient, safe, secure and sustainable mobility – in Europe and all over the world.
Aviation Policies, innovative technologies and operations must be continually improved to respond to numerous challenges identified in the new aviation vision "Flightpath2050". The challenges were highlighted by the Commissioners KALLAS and GEOGHEGAN-QUINN at the AERODAYS-2011 and in ACARE Council's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) revealed at ILA-Berlin in September 2012. These challenges aim in particular at improving cost efficiency, fostering aviation greening to mitigate climate change, responding to the diminishing supply of fossil energy, the economic crisis, increasing the demand for air travel, air safety and security, shortening time in airport and travel time, etc.
Aviation is a long-cycle strategic sector which needs extensive and specific studies, research technology & innovation activities, conducted with multi-annual visibility and a programmatic approach by the industry, academia, research establishments, airports and airlines operators, air navigation service providers as well as public authorities.
The AUN-2014 Event therefore is a true opportunity to bring together all the actors and to exchange ideas to further improving the relation between airports and their neighbouring cities, to further develop the European mobility and competitiveness.
Who should attend?
This conference is open to researchers and academics, students, engineers, decision makers, transport infrastructure managers and owners, construction and engineering companies, traffic operation managers, transport operators, manufacturers and suppliers, local authorities, governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations.