ONERA and DLR – joint research into AI for the aerospace sector
Paris Air Show 2019

ONERA and DLR – joint research into AI for the aerospace sector

On 17 June 2019, during the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, echoing the bilateral friendship treaty on cooperation and integration signed between Germany and France in January 2019, Bruno Sainjon, CEO of ONERA, signed together with DLR an agreement on their collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Over time, this cooperation could be used as a basis to establish a ‘virtual’ Franco-German AI research centre for the European aerospace sector.

Cooperation agreement between ONERA, JAXA and DLR for rotor optimisation research signed at Paris Air Show
Paris Air Show 2019

Cooperation agreement between ONERA, JAXA and DLR for rotor optimisation research signed at Paris Air Show

On June 18th, 2019 during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, an agreement for trilateral cooperation on rotorcraft between ONERA, JAXA and DLR was signed.

How can we reduce fuel consumption? DRAGON
SIAE

How can we reduce fuel consumption? DRAGON

In response to increasing air traffic and to meet the standards imposed by Europe, aircraft manufacturers must innovate to reduce fuel consumption. ONERA, whose role is to push the envelope of knowledge in support of manufacturers, is studying one of the most promising lines of research: distributed electric propulsion.

GRAVES, the 1st European space surveillance system
SIAE

GRAVES, the 1st European space surveillance system

Developed by ONERA in the 2000s, the GRAVES system makes it possible to track and catalogue more than 3000 space objects in low orbit on a daily basis.

Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

LEMON will provide a new versatile Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) sensor concept for greenhouse gases and water vapour measurements from space.

Thales Alenia Space and French aerospace research center ONERA sign cooperation agreement
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Thales Alenia Space and French aerospace research center ONERA sign cooperation agreement

Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), a major player in the satellite, space exploration and orbital infrastructure market, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research center, have signed an agreement to cooperate on space activities.

UAV Show 2018 : ONERA presents its drone offer
Drones

UAV Show 2018 : ONERA presents its drone offer

For 25 years ONERA has been working on the issue of aerial robotics! Its experience provides it with expertise in most of the important scientific topics related to drones. It benefits from multi-disciplinary simulation capabilities and significant experimental resources. From 10 to 12 October, it will participate in the UAV SHOW, the first European professional drone show, which will be opened by ONERA's President Bruno Sainjon in person.

A new civil aeronautics director
Nomination

A new civil aeronautics director

The end of the summer heralds, at ONERA, the arrival of a new director of aeronautical programmes, Philippe Beaumier, following the retirement of his predecessor, Hervé Consigny, at the end of July 2018.

ONERA and DLR perform Beluga XL ground vibration testing
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ONERA and DLR perform Beluga XL ground vibration testing

A joint team from the French aerospace research center ONERA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) performed the ground vibration testing (GVT) of the new Airbus Beluga XL large transport aircraft.