Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR)

Groupe pour la recherche et la technologie aéronautique en Europe
Gruppe für Luftfahrt-Forschung und Technologie in Europa

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1973, by representatives of government departments responsible for aeronautical research in France, Germany FR and UK. Netherlands joined in 1977, Sweden in 1991, Spain in 1996 and Italy in 2000. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among governments of member countries came into effect on 6 Apr 1981, with Addenda 1, 2 and 3 coming into effect on 28 Nov 1991, 18 Oct 1996 and 200 respectively, together with 'GARTEUR Charter' under which the Group operates. MoU amended in 1986 by Appendix A (Rules for the Protection and Use of Intellectual Property in GARTEUR Cooperation) and in 1988 by Appendix B (GARTEUR Security Regulations). Permanent Instructions, amended from time to time to accommodate practical needs, comprise detailed operational guidelines and procedures.


Strengthen collaboration among European countries with major research capabilities and government funded programmes; stimulate advances in the aeronautical sciences and pursue topics of application-oriented research in order to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness of the European aerospace industry by concentrating existing resources in an efficient manner and seeking to avoid duplication of work; perform joint research work in fields suitable for collaboration and within research groups specifically established for this purpose; identify technology gaps and facility needs and recommend effective ways for the member countries to jointly overcome such shortcomings; exchange scientific and technical information among member countries.


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I. 'Council', composed of representatives of each member country who constitute the national delegations. Executive Committee, consisting of one member of each national delegation. Secretary. No permanent Secretariat and headquarters. Chairmanship and Secretariat rotate every 2 years among members. Meetings of Council and Executive Committee are closed. II. 'Groups of Responsables' (4), consisting of representatives from national research establishments, industry and academia. III. 'Action Groups' - technical expert bodies for programme formulation of the research programme and execution of research work.


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