The ENAIRE Foundation announces grants for 168,000 euros to preserve Spain's historical aeronautical heritage
The ENAIRE Foundation presents its fourth annual call for grants to preserve Spain's historical aeronautical heritage.
The recipients of this aid must be non-profit entities with tax residence in Spain that have a collection of at least four life-size historic aircraft. The aircraft can be in use, on the ground, undergoing repairs or overhauls, or static aircraft on display. They must also be on display to the public for outreach or information purposes, both in person and through a website, as set out in the rules published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
These grants will be awarded to four entities as follows: 97,000 euros for the applicant with the highest score; 54,000, 12,000 and 5,000 euros for others
Through these nationwide grants, the ENAIRE Foundation seeks to support the preservation of Spain's aeronautical heritage and help disseminate aeronautical culture by assisting in the conservation of historic, life-size aircraft, whether operational or not, for the public's enjoyment and knowledge.
The total amount of this fourth package is 168,000 euros distributed in four grants: the first, worth 97,000 euros, for the recipient with the highest score; and the remaining three, worth 54,000, 12,000 and 5,000 euros, for the second-, third- and fourth-place recipients, respectively.
For almost 30 years, the ENAIRE Foundation has focused much of its effort on keeping Spain's historical aeronautical heritage alive, by collaborating with various entities in keeping with its founding objectives.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 14 February via the platform integrated into the ENAIRE Foundation website.
About ENAIRE Foundation
Is a cultural institution of the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility that, in addition to managing, preserving and exhibiting the ENAIRE Collection of Contemporary Art, engages in a comprehensive annual programme of activities that focus on aeronautical art and culture. Notably, it is one of the institutions that currently provides the most support to photography through its annual prizes - which have become a benchmark for professional photographers - and by hosting exhibits.
It is the only foundation in Spain that combines the two seemingly disparate themes of art and aeronautical culture, bringing them together by undertaking a programme of activities that promote the study, research, knowledge and dissemination of aeronautical culture, integrating history and modernity to raise awareness of the world of aviation in our country.
The Naves de Gamazo are the first permanent home of the ENAIRE Collection of Contemporary Art, an example of collaboration between government agencies that was made possible thanks to the partnership and joint efforts of the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, the Government of Cantabria, through the Office for Culture, Tourism and Sport, and the Port Authority of Santander, which share the operating expenses of the centre in order to ensure the present and future viability of this cultural project.
ENAIRE is the air navigation service provider in Spain.
As a company of the Ministry of Sustainable Transport and Mobility, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 46 airports receive communication, navigation and surveillance services from ENAIRE, which also maintains their air traffic control systems, and 21 of them, including the country's busiest airports, rely on its aerodrome air traffic control services.
ENAIRE is Europe's fourth largest air traffic manager and participates in the A6 Alliance, a coalition of air navigation providers responsible for over 80% of European air traffic, and which is seeking to modernise the air traffic management system. It is also a member of other international alliances promoting the Single European sky, such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE, as the responsible agency identified by the Ministry of Sustainable Transport and Mobility to implement the U-Space system in Spain, will, through its digital platform, provide the Common Information Services (CIS), which are essential to facilitate U-space services to drones and Urban Air Mobility in cooperation with local air traffic services, so that all types of aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace.
ENAIRE has received the highest score in Europe on the aviation safety key performance indicator for three years in a row. It has also been awarded the EFQM 500 Seal for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services.