Project Management Committee Meeting No 4 of Small Air Transport –
9th February 2012 ,Institute of Aviation al. Krakowska 110/114 Warsaw, Poland
AGENDA (format pdf)
Mr. Zbigniew Wołejsza – New Technology Center Director of Institute
of Aviation welcomed all participants of the meeting. He emphasized the
importance of the project for future transportation for each partner and
Meeting was moderated by Mr. Krzysztof Piwek, SAT-Rdmp Project Coordinator.
He presented the agenda for the meeting and asked PMC Members if they had
any remarks concerning it. No remarks were noted.
Overview of meritorical SAT-Rdmp Project status and defining of
Mr. Krzysztof Piwek started with the most important events and other
activities which took place in the first year of the project. SAT
Roadmap activities in 2011 was really visible in European Research Area:
Our Consortium had prepared, agreed and
disseminated paper “Small Aircraft Transport as a new
Component of the European Air Transport System” as
memorandum to authorities working on Flightpath 2050 (as an
effect - one of goals FP 2050 “90% of travellers within
Europe are able to complete their journey, door-to-door
within 4 hours. Passengers and freight are able to
transfer seamlessly between transport modes to reach the
final destination smoothly, predictably and on-time” is
closely compliant with SATS goals).
The SATS vision was also presented at
AeroDays (Madrid April 2011).
Assumptions to Common Vision on SAT Mode
(6 presentations) were shown at Workshop “Towards
innovation - The future of aeronautics” organized by CEARES
and SAT-Rdmp Consortiums (Warsaw June 2011).
Common Vision on SAT Mode Workshop - key
event for disseminating SATS idea, and gathering its
evaluation by General Aviation Community was organized
(Brussels September 2011). As a preparation for this
workshop a discussion paper “Common Vision on the
Development of a Small Aircraft Transportation System
(SATS) with three Pivotal Questions” was elaborated.
This Paper was sent to European General Aviation
Community, Regulators, Operators, to European
Commission DG Research and DG Move, to experts preparing
new Strategic Research and innovation Agenda, and also to
personalities outside EU – from Russia, Canada, Turkey and
US. The Discussion Paper, written answers from Experts (i.e.
Bruce Holmes president of AGATE and SATS American GA
programs), Consortium Partners presentations - were the base
for wide discussion and confirmation that SAT-Rdmp Project
is compliant with Flightpath 2050 challenges and
confirmation that SAT System might become a small scale
platform to demonstrate the European Integrated Transport
functionality. Report summarizing contributions from this
meeting was disseminated to Partners and interested experts
and also, as a SAT-Rdmp Deliverable D1.5, was uploaded to
Numerous activities were carried
out by representatives of SAT-Rdmp Consortium in 2011. Most
important were: presenting SATS subject on Innovation Summit
(Warsaw October 2011), introducing Small Air Transportation
Concept into ESPOSA - biggest European GA project, active
taking part in SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation
Agenda) works by our Consortium members (Adriaan de Graaff,
Marcello Amato, Tony Henley, Janusz Pietruszka, Jozsef
Rohacs, Claude le Tallec, Frans van Schaik, Krzysztof Piwek).
Due to a postponement of Berlin ILA 2012 until September 2012 Amendment no
1 to Grant Agreement was prepared, agreed with Partners, with Project
Officer and uploaded to NEF. Amendment no 1 to Grant Agreement was sent to
all Partners via email dated 12 January 2012.
As a result of the Amendment No 1 the final deadlines were shifted
and the whole project has been prolonged to the end of September 2012.
Overview surroundings of the Project – involving in SRIA activities
Discuss on this subject took place in the beginning of the meeting
and concluded that it is necessary to write letter to National Contact
Points connecting with SAT-System topics and implement them in the Work
Programme 2013. Important for SAT-System is examined possibility
implementation into Clean Sky II on which works started. Also
representatives of SAT-Rdmp Consortium in teams preparing Strategic Research
and Innovation Agenda will exchange with findings and worked out documents
with all Consortium Partners.
Letter to National Contact Points