At the end of 2020, nineteen walloon companies joined forces to conduct research aimed at furthering the ecological and digital transition of the aeronautics sector and thereby actively contribute to the EU’s “green deal”.
The partners’ aim is to draw on their expertise to meet this ambitious eu objective by putting a lowcarbon aircraft into service in 2035 and a carbon-free aircraft in 2050.
Wallonia has a large number of companies that work in the aeronautics industry, a real network of technological, innovative and proactive companies. It is essential that Walloon aeronautical companies are given the means to pursue their research projects aimed at decarbonising the aviation sector and strengthen their position in relation to the competition.
The WINGS project is an innovation-oriented partnership between 19 companies, research organisations and approved research centres, involving highly ambitious research aimed at ensuring the success of the sector’s ecological and digital transition. This project should position Wallonia on the world map of green aviation (or low-carbon aviation).
The Walloon aeronautics sector is focusing firmly on the future by developing technological leadership in the field of lightweight structures and engine efficiency, while contributing to the European dynamic aimed at aircraft hybridisation and the use of new types of fuels.