JAXA Aviation helps to create a safer and more prosperous society with aeronautics-related research and development activities.
What we do
The Aviation Technology Directorate (JAXA Aviation) works toward a “sustainable aviation-integrated society," which is friendly to people and environment. We have set three goals under this R&D vision.
- Connecting the world with high-speed air transport with minimal environmental impact
- Bringing the benefits of aviation to all in both daily life and disaster relief
- Leading the world with a digitalized, circular aviation industry
To achieve these goals, we promote three research and development programs, while also pursuing aviation systems research and fundamental aeronautics that cut across the full gamut of R&D to support activities in each program areas, thereby creating a framework that enable us to continually generate R&D projects that are based on government policies and meet societal needs.
Contributing to environment- and user-friendly sustainable air transport
The Sky Green+ pursues sustainable air transport. "Green" stands for environmental friendliness such as more CO2 reduction and noise reduction, while "plus(+)" stands for user friendliness (more speed such as supersonic transport).
Bringing aviation closer to people in daily life and disaster relief
The Sky4All stands for all-people, all-situations, all-vehicle, and all-weather. This program promotes research and development activities that enhance the safety of both aircraft and the society we live in.
Driving digital transformation of the entire life cycle of aircraft
The Sky DX program seeks to digitally transform the entire life cycle of aircraft, ranging from design, certification, manufacturing, operation, maintenance to end of life and recycling.
Strategically supporting research and development activities with expertise in aeronautics
Through carrying out fundamental research into aerodynamics, engines, structures and materials, numerical analysis, and flight mechanics, JAXA Aviation supports diverse research and development activities in space and the sky from behind the scene.
As of July 2022
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