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Flight Path 2050 and ACARE Goals for Maintaining and Extending Industrial Leadership in Aviation: A Map of the Aviation Technology Space

Rosa Maria Arnaldo Valdés (), Serhat Burmaoglu (), Vincenzo Tucci (), Luiz Manuel Braga da Costa Campos (), Lucia Mattera () and Víctor Fernando Gomez Comendador ()
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Rosa Maria Arnaldo Valdés: Departamento de Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos, Escuela Técnica Superiór de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros nº3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Serhat Burmaoglu: Department of Management, Katip Celebi University, Havaalanı Şosesi Cd. Aosb No:33 D:2, Çiğli, 35620 İzmir, Turkey
Vincenzo Tucci: UNISA Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (DIEM), Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Luiz Manuel Braga da Costa Campos: Instituto Superior Técnico, Campus Alameda, Morada, Av. Rovisco Pais, Nº 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Lucia Mattera: UNISA Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (DIEM), Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Víctor Fernando Gomez Comendador: Departamento de Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos, Escuela Técnica Superiór de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Plaza Cardenal Cisneros nº3, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 7, 1-24

Abstract: In the last 40 years, the aeronautical industry has managed to move from a specialized sector to a worldwide leading industry. Companies, governments and associations all over the world acknowledge the importance of the aviation industry in supporting global development and the economy. However, aviation will be facing new challenges related to sustainability and performance in a technological environment in evolution. To succeed, the aeronautical industry must keep innovation as one of its main assets. It must master a wide range of technologies and then collaborate to integrate them into an aircraft design and development program. A collaborative approach to innovation is key to achieve these goals. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the structure of technological innovation networks in the aviation industry and to characterize the map of the “Aviation Technology Space”. Two different approaches and methods are used. In one approach, we performed a bibliometric network analysis of aviation research scientific publications using a keyword co-occurrence analysis method to map the aerospace collaboration structures. Complementarily, we performed a patent analysis to evaluate the innovation capacity of the aviation industry in the cutting-edge technologies previously identified. From the results of this analysis, the paper provides recommendations for future innovation and research policies to allow the sector to fulfill the demanding goals by the year 2050.

Keywords: ACARE; aviation; innovation; sustainability; technology space; co-occurrence analysis; patent analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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