The Italian Aerospace Research Center

The Italian Aerospace Research Center

The Italian Aerospace Research Center, founded in July 1984, is a joint stock consortium company that includes the Italian Space Agency, the major Italian Aerospace Industries, the Campania Region - through the Consortium for the development of industrial areas of Caserta - -, and the National Research Council. The Company has been entrusted by the Italian Government of carrying out the "National Aerospace Research Program" (PRORA) which provides: - Research, experimentation, production and exchange of information, staff training in the aerospace sectors, to be carried out also through participation in European and international research programs; - The construction and management of facilities and plants functional to the activities referred to in point a). What above is performed in compliance with the scientific, technological and economic evolution of the aeronautical and space sectors and consistent with the related national plans.Specifically, CIRA carries out basic, applied, experimental and pre-competitive development research activities to support the competitiveness of the national aerospace sector, through the commitment of approximately 370 employees, of which approximately 70% consists of researchers and technicians.Thanks to the scientific results achieved through technological development activities, and also as a result of the dissemination activities in the large network of participations in the major associations and organizations in the aeronautical and space research sector (– the association of European Research Establishments for Aviation - EREA, the Association of European Space Research Establishments - ESRE, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research in Europe - ACARE, International Forum for Aviation Research - IFAR, Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in EURope - GARTEUR), CIRA has confirmed its role in the national and International context.

Point of contact
Federico Corraro (Head of Innovative Systems and Applications of Satellite Navigation): f.corraro@cira.it

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