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. ASD's membership is composed of 15 major European aerospace and defence companies and 27 member associations in 20 countries. In 2013 over 3000 aeronautics, space and defence companies in these countries employed more than 777,000 people and generated a turnover of €197.3 billion.



The essence of the Association is to provide a single platform for the development of joint positions for the industries it represents.

Adept at spreading the word regarding new policies and possible legislative development, ASD raises awareness and promotes the values and positions of its members to all EU institutions.

ASD Highlights its Priorities for the European Commission Aviation Package

2015 Paris Air Show: Another opportunity to stand out for ASD Company Members

Open letter to the Presidents of the European institutions and the Heads of State and Government of the European Union

“Defence matters” – this bold statement opened the December 2013 Conclusions of the European Council, which launched numerous initiatives to strengthen the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). At the end of this month, Heads of State and Government will review progress on these initiatives...

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2-4 September 2015
5th International Workshop on Aerostructures
Manchester, UK

7–11 September 2015
CEAS Air and Space Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

22-23 September 2015
Future of Obsolescence Management 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20–23 October 2015
Aerodays - Aviation in Europe - Innovating for Growth
London, United Kingdom

19-20 November 2015
IFBEC Annual Conference - An Interactive Dialogue on Global Business Ethics
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Both a window on the European Union as well as a source of information for the Industries it represents, ASD gathers all data and resources of interest for its overall community.