Members of the NAG are at the forefront of the aviation industry in the fields of new materials, production technology, maintenance efficiency, airport development, and the passenger experience during flights and in airports. To stay at the forefront of the industry, members work closely together and development programmes are carried out involving several years’ commitment by research institutes, industry and government in order to realise the desired objectives.
With the National Growth Fund, the government will invest € 20 billion over the next 5 years in projects that ensure long-term economic growth. This concerns projects in the field of research, (knowledge) development, innovation and infrastructure. The National Growth Fund is an initiative of the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate and Finance.
With our proposal on behalf of the Dutch Aerospace sector, we aim to accelerate the transition to sustainable aviation. This plan not only contributes to the climate goals, but also promotes economic growth. The aerospace sector can distinguish itself in this way towards customers, who are going to set increasingly higher sustainability requirements. The scaling up of sustainable aviation fuels will also contribute to the transitions in the Dutch process industry and ports. In addition, the production of new systems for aircraft and the development of the airport operation will provide more employment.
In the plan, we make concrete the steps that lead to zero-emission aviation by 2050. This concerns, for example, the development of completely new sustainable aircraft and aircraft systems, the development of sustainable aviation fuels, the renewal of aviation operations, new research and more involvement from the government.