SPARA 2020 is a 3 Year €2.4m Project co funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme 2014 – 2020, designed to address some of the challenges facing Peripheral and Remote Airports.

Sustaining, future-proofing and delivering community and regional resilience and connectivity with medium term, proactive responses to the special challenges of, and threats to, remote and peripheral airports/aviation is the aim of this project.

The project intends to maximise revenues in challenging settings, significantly control costs, increase self-sufficiency and resilience, and create a forum for raising standards and improved interactions with each other, with common challenges, with suppliers, and with regulators and government transport policy planners.

The project is designed to Facilitate an Innovation Cycle by examining

* Sustainable Peripheral Aviation Network (SPAN) to spread best practice

* Innovative Technology to improve performance

* Maximise Non Aeronautical activity to diversify income

* Sustainable Energy Use to reduce carbon footprint

The Project will focus on

Innovative Technologies to improve airport performance and control cost

Sustainable Energy Use to reduce carbon footprint

Maximise Non Aeronautical activity to diversify income

Socio Cultural role of airports in programme area

Transnational Airport Performance Benchmarking

Refined Methodology for estimating Economic Impact of Smaller Airports

Project Partners