Basque company ITP has contributed around 40 million euros to the European Clean Sky initiative to advance the development of the ecological future aero engine.
It is a strategic initiative for the Basque company, which is already finalizing manufacture of its first demonstrator unit at its Zamudio facilities: the unit will be moved to the testbed later in the year.
Major European aero engine manufacturers are taking part in the “Clean Sky” project, which will be completed in 2017. According to ITP, the project is one of the most important R&D commitments ever undertaken by the European Union.
The initiative has a budget of 1.6 billion euros, half of which comes from the EU and the rest from the participating companies themselves. ITP will contribute approximately 40 million euros for the period between 2008 and 2015.
The aim of this European Union project is for all European aero engine manufacturers to comply with the goals sets by the EU as regards reduction of pollutant and CO2 emissions.