On 2nd March 2011 Onera, with 5 other partners, signed the Flying Capabilities Campus convention, the aim of which is to create a center for research-training-industry open to the world of companies in the aeronautics and space sectors.
The founders of the Flying Capabilities Campus are the Onera research center at Salon de Provence and the Officers Schools of the Air Force and its research center: the CReA, the Pégase competitiveness cluster, the DGA Test flight center, the Provence Agglopole and the municipality of Salon-de-Provence.
The first research topics: space and space operations, drone systems (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), risk management, energy solutions.
First stage in a long process, the FCC is open to all candidates who share its aims.
L. Chaudron (Onera), M. Tonon (mayor of Salon de Provence and President of the Provence Agglopole), General G. Modéré (Commander of the Air Force Officers’ School (EOAA) and base 701), IGA J-Eric Chevillot (Director of the DGA EV), J-Y. Longère (Director of Pégase), the Pr P. Lagonotte (Director of the CREA), G. Virlogeux (Mayor of Lançon de Provence) and R. Gimet (Mayor of Saint-Chamas).