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AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe





 President               Erik TRAPPIER

Secretary General                 Jan PIE






The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, ASD, represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector.



With 26 member associations in 19 countries across Europe and 14 direct company members, ASD is the voice of over 3000 aerospace and defence companies that employ about 847.700 people and totalise a turnover close to 222 billion euro.


ASD's role is to:

  • Represent the European industry to promote its interests and to ensure high priority for this sector in European public policy, provide early warning on policy issues, assess impact, initiate and shape policy and develop common positions;

  • Offer a single point of contact between this industry sector and relevant stakeholders in the European institutions;

  • Facilitate the development of SMEs and the Equipment sector within a competitive supply chain;

  • Coordinate at the European level such services and activities as R&T, cooperative European initiatives, environment, standardisation, training/retraining, quality, airworthiness; assess human resource and skills as well as social impact, promote trade in coordination with National Associations, support workshops/conferences initiatives;

  • Promote international cooperation, lead the dialogue with other International Associations and Organisations and represent the European Aerospace and Defence industry towards the industry of other countries/regions where a European common denominator exists.



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