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National Programme of Aeronautics

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PROFIT 04

National Programme of Aeronautics
Programa Nacional de Aeronaútica

Background & policy context: 

The aeronautics sector has a strong strategic character, as much in its civil scope as in military, given its consideration as a sector of high technology and its industrial importance.

In Spain production and maintenance activities in the sector registered in 1988 a volume of business of 300,000 MPTA, with more than 16,000 jobs. The forecast of growth in the world market substantiates a favourable effect, that is to hope that the aeronautical sector exerts on the creation of particularly qualified use. This requires strong investments in research and technical development.

Strategic Objectives: 
  • Position and strengthen to the Spanish aeronautics industry as a centre of technological excellence and technological specialisation in specific areas;
  • Facilitate the participation of Spanish companies in international aeronautics programmes and consortia, especially in the Macro Programme of the European Community for RTD actions.
  • Transmit technological knowledge to subcontractor companies, providers of hardware goods, and in general to all the direct and indirect participants, in the creation of value of the aeronautics sector.
  • Induce in the sector a culture that develops the choice of innovative investments which has an immediate profitability but that assures the survival and long-term viability of aeronautics companies.
Programme organisation: 

The aids corresponding to the National Programme of Aeronautics and their strategic actions on structures, advanced aeronautical systems, aerodynamic and propulsion, and management of the aerial traffic, are regulated by means of the Programa de Fomento de la Investigación Técnica (PROFIT), included in the National Plan of Scientific research, Development and Technological Innovation (2000-2003)

Leading Institutions:

MCYT - Ministry of Science and Technology

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

Financial aid to projects and actions of research and technological development can be granted in accordance with the following criteria:

a) Reimbursable advance payments:

  • Industrial research projects with moderate technological development;
  • Technical viability projects previous to industrial research projects, with moderate technological development;
  • Pre-competitive development projects with moderate technological development;
  • Technological demonstration projects with moderate technological development

b) Funding:

  • Industrial research projects with advanced technological development;
  • Technical viability studies to previous industrial research activities with advanced technological development;
  • Pre-competitive development projects with advanced technological development;
  • Technological demonstration projects with advanced technological development;
  • Special actions;
  • Projects and actions in the participation in the EUREKA and IBEROEKA programmes, Framework Programmes of the European Community for research, demonstration and technological development, and other international co-operative scientific research and technological development programmes.
Participating countries: 
Spain
Projects covered: 

The projects and performances that could be the object of aid corresponding to the National Programme of Aeronautics are made according to the following typologies:
a) Industrial research projects
b) Technical viability projects previous to industrial research projects.
c) Pre-competitive development projects.
d) Technological demonstration projects.
e) Special actions
f) Actions in the participation in the EUREKA and IBEROEKA programmes, Framework Programmes of the European Community for research, demonstration and technological development, and other international co-operative programmes in scientific research and technological development.

Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
Ministry of Science and Technology
Address: 
Paseo de la Castellana 160
Zipcode: 
28071
City: 
Madrid
Contact country:
Telephone: 
+34 902 446 006
Fax Number: 
+34 91 457 8066