First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel
29/10/2021

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).

ONERA and TRAAK finalize the evaluation of the EDA's APOS-UE (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) technologies
19/10/2021

ONERA and TRAAK finalize the evaluation of the EDA's APOS-UE (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) technologies

The second phase of experimentation of the APOS-UE Project (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) of the European Defence Agency has just been completed at the French Army's Urban WarfareTraining Centre (CENZUB).

CNES and ONERA step up cooperation on new-generation orbital systems
04/05/2021

CNES and ONERA step up cooperation on new-generation orbital systems

As longstanding partners in space research, CNES and ONERA are joining forces and combining their
expertise to address new challenges in the fields of launchers, satellites and space data applications.

Nexter’s Katana ammunition tested in ONERA’s wind tunnel
20/07/2020

Nexter’s Katana ammunition tested in ONERA’s wind tunnel

From 25 May to 8 June 2020, Nexter Munitions carried out two major test campaigns of the KATANA ammunition in the S3MA wind tunnel at ONERA's Modane site.

France acquires automatic 3D geospatial information capability with AI4GEO
10/12/2019

France acquires automatic 3D geospatial information capability with AI4GEO

Tuesday 10 December – The AI4GEO project to develop an automatic solution for producing 3D geospatial information, in which €30 million is to be invested over four years, is receiving €13.5 million in funding from the government’s PIA future investment programme led by the Secretariat General for

ONERA joins ArianeWorks
17/09/2019

ONERA joins ArianeWorks

  • Aerospace research center ONERA joins the ArianeWorks acceleration and innovation platform
  • ArianeWorks was set up in February 2019 by the French space agency CNES and ArianeGroup in order to boost innovation for the development of future European launchers
Paris Air Show 2019 : ONERA signs lots of international agreements
12/07/2019

Paris Air Show 2019 : ONERA signs lots of international agreements

The 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show has been an opportunity for ONERA to meet with its international partners and to sign many scientific or technological research agreements: bilateral cooperation agreements or agreements within European associations. A look back at an eventful week.

2018 results: A year marked by a strong increase international activity
27/05/2019

2018 results: A year marked by a strong increase international activity

The 2018 results of ONERA showed a net income of €2.6 million for a budget of €236 million. Order taking amounted to €126 million, up compared to 2017 (€113 million). The share of order intake from clients outside France is up significantly, to €30.4 million (€24.1 million in 2017)

Controlled decision-making autonomy for maritime drones: Naval Group and ONERA reinforce their cooperation
23/05/2019

Controlled decision-making autonomy for maritime drones: Naval Group and ONERA reinforce their cooperation

Dans une continuité de l’accord signé en mai 2016, Naval Group et l’ONERA ont décidé de renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine du développement de l’autonomie décisionnelle contrôlée des drones navals.

ONERA signs for a €47 million loan with the EIB, backed by the European Commission, for the renewal of the ONERA wind tunnels fleet
16/04/2019

ONERA signs for a €47 million loan with the EIB, backed by the European Commission, for the renewal of the ONERA wind tunnels fleet

As announced by the Armed Forces Minister, Florence Parly, on her visit to Palaiseau on 10 January, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant ONERA a €47 million loan for modernising its fleet of wind tunnels, the biggest in Europe.

ONERA and FLYING WHALES complete the first wind tunnel test campaign for the LCA60T airship
11/02/2019

ONERA and FLYING WHALES complete the first wind tunnel test campaign for the LCA60T airship

On 30 January 2019, ONERA and FLYING WHALES completed the wind tunnel test campaign in Lille of a 1/150-scale version of the LCA60T from FLYING WHALES. The results of these tests will make a valuable contribution to the generation of the aerodynamic model of this heavy-load airship