3rd EU Aeronautics Conference: "Tomorrow's success depends on the projects we build today and together!"

  • October 18, 2017

Brussels, October 18, 2017 - On the occasion of the 3rd EU Aeronautics Conference, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc received a strategic proposal from the European Parliament Sky & Space Intergroup to boost European aeronautics beyond 2020.  

Over 300 delegates met in Brussels today for the 3rd EU Aeronautics Conference, organised by the European Parliament Sky & Space Intergroup and supported by ASD. The conference brought together high-level Aeronautical industry stakeholders and research centres to exchange views and knowledge with high-level decision-makers from the EU Institutions including the Parliament, the Commission and the Council, as well as from EU Agencies.

Monika Hohlmeier, MEP and President of the Sky and Space Intergroup, said: "Aviation is one of Europe's sectors of excellence and a major pillar of the European economy acting as an engine for growth and job creation. With a growing global population and increasing need for mobility, Europe has a key role to play in allowing Aviation's ambitious goals to be reached while remaining sustainable and reducing environmental impacts."

The strength of today’s European Aeronautical industry is the result of a combination of a highly qualified workforce, robust strategies, investments and continuous efforts on quality, safety, security, environment and innovation, in particular through large-scale European projects such as Clean Sky and SESAR.

ASD President Eric Trappier

"In this context, the Aeronautics conference provides a catalyst for collective action across the sector on a broad variety of issues. This year's conference discussed some vital areas of reflections on issues at stake for the EU Aeronautical Industry in the global civil aviation market, especially in the fields of research, competitiveness, sustainability and digitalisation."

Eric Trappier, ASD President & Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, stated: "The strength of today’s European Aeronautical industry is the result of a combination of a highly qualified workforce, robust strategies, investments and continuous efforts on quality, safety, security, environment and innovation, in particular through large-scale European projects such as Clean Sky and SESAR. Against this background, regular policy discussions between EU Institutions and the Aeronautics sector are key to provide the right framework in which the sector can continue to thrive and deal with these challenges. In view of ongoing challenges, Industry has to accelerate the pace. Tomorrow’s success depends on the projects we build today and together."

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