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 26 member associations in 19 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.



With their highly skilled and dynamic workforce, comprehensive research and development programmes, and strong emphasis on innovative technology, the Aerospace and Defence industries play a pivotal role in the EU economy.

The Intergroup serves as a forum where expertise can be shared and legislative work can be advanced on specific topics. 

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EU Parliament Sky and Space Intergroup Discusses the Future of EASA

ASD Welcomes Decision that will Support an Effective Arms Trade Treaty

ASD Highlights its Priorities for the European Commission Aviation Package

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

13 October 2015
1st EU Aeronautics Conference
Brussels, Belgium

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

23-25 November 2015
ICAO World Aviation Forum
Montréal, Canada

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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.