Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator
Clean Sky

Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator

On 30 March 2022, the maiden flight of a scaled version of a single-aisle aircraft, known as the Scaled Flight Demonstrator (SFD), took place.

Scientists and start-ups, be ready ! The BLAST call for application is opened !

Scientists and start-ups, be ready ! The BLAST call for application is opened !

Scientists, startupers, are  you looking for a dedicated help to accelerate the technological development of your innovation ? The BLAST call for applications is now opened !

The ANIMA project’s final conference on « the new approach to aircraft noise management »
Noise pollution

The ANIMA project’s final conference on « the new approach to aircraft noise management »

The ANIMA project, which focused on providing a holistic response to the issue of noise, discomfort, and associated health impacts, is coming to an end. An open and free conference on the project’s results is organised on Thursday 16 December 2021 in Brussels.

ONERA joins the chairman’s office of IFAR, the first global aeronautical research network
International

ONERA joins the chairman’s office of IFAR, the first global aeronautical research network

On 21 October 2021, Bruno Sainjon, Chairman and Managing Director of ONERA, was unanimously elected Deputy Chairman of IFAR (International Forum for Aviation Research), which brings together the 26 main global aeronautical research centres.

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel
Sustainable aviation

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

 Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
During the flight test over the Toulouse region on 28 October, one CFM LEAP-1A engine of an Airbus A319neo test aircraft operated on 100% SAF. Initial results from the ground and flight tests are expected in 2022.

When extreme astronomy prepares for space situational awareness
Optique adaptative

When extreme astronomy prepares for space situational awareness

Space situational awareness is a critical aspect of sovereignty. Adaptive optics and the processing of images developed by ONERA also make a significant contribution to this strategic need. The spectacular performance of the European VLT was achieved by applying these techniques to astronomy. This is specifically true for one of VLT's flagship instruments: SPHERE.

BLAST: ONERA boosts start-ups with 13 scientific experts
Innovation

BLAST: ONERA boosts start-ups with 13 scientific experts

By the end of June 2021, 13 start-ups were involved in the BLAST programme. Today, ONERA is sending a mentor to each of the start-ups to assist them in their project.

ONERA, European Commission’s aerospace and defence industry expert
Europe

ONERA, European Commission’s aerospace and defence industry expert

ONERA's appointment to the directorate-general for defence industry and space (DEFIS) expert group is a recognition of its skills in the integration of multidisciplinary research for the benefit of innovation in the space, defence and aeronautics sectors.

Space propulsion: ONERA and Ariane 6
Space

Space propulsion: ONERA and Ariane 6

While Space X prepares to launch its first tourist space flight, other players in the sector in France and Europe are rather working on new, more robust and greener launchers. Moreover, to improve space propulsion, ONERA remains the key partner of CNES and Ariane Group.