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3rd EU Aeronautics Conference

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:30 - 18:00

Venue: European Parliament, contact organisers for location details  |  City: Ixelles, Belgium

The European Aeronautics Sector facing growing challenges:

How to drive innovation and competitiveness?

The annual conference, initiated by the European Parliament’s Sky and Space Intergroup (SSI) with the support of ASD provides an important opportunity for industrial stakeholders, labour unions, research centres and organisations from different sectors to exchange views and knowledge with high-level decision-makers from the Parliament, the Commission and the Council. In its third edition, the conference will deal with the above-mentioned challenges and opportunities in plenary and working group sessions. The aim of the conference is to produce tangible working results aiming to inspire future political initiatives at EU level.

The European aeronautics sector, one of the top technologically advanced sectors in Europe, contributes largely to Europe’s growth in terms of investments in Research, Innovation and Development (RID)global competitivenessthe creation of high-skilled jobs and long-term sustainability. However, it is also facing growing challenges due to persisting unfair competition, expanding security regulations, intensifying safety issues and rising environmental concerns. 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 particular:

  • The next European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (R&I)
  • International competitiveness and level playing field
  • Efforts aimed at a sustainable industry and greener aviation
  • The role of digitization in building Europe’s intelligent air transport system

Confirmed high-level speakers include Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, Eric Trappier, ASD President & CEO of Dassault Aviation, Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, Warren East, CEO of Rolls Royce, Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director-General of DG HOME, Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, Hans Büthker, Chairman & CEO of Fokker Technologies Holding, GKN, Stéphane Abrial, Senior Executive Vice President, International & Public Affairs at SAFRAN, Hervé Multon, Senior Vice President Europe and International Organizations of Thales and Monika Hohlmeier, MEP and Chair of the Sky & Space Intergroup.

For more details and to register, visit the conference’s website www.aeronautics2017.eu or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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1047 Ixelles, Belgium




All Dates

  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:30 - 18:00

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