About: aerospace

How the GSA rebooted the Galileo satellite system

Galileo, the global navigation satellite system that went live in 2016, malfunctioned for a whole week (11-19 July) as it suffered from a partial outage, caused by the European Space Agency changing the software. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Digital 23-08-2018

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

Europe launched a rocket from French Guyana on Wednesday, to put a satellite into orbit which will track global winds, allowing for improved weather forecasting, Arianespace said.
Digital 22-08-2018

European Space Agency to launch British satellite amid Brexit tensions

A British-built European Space Agency (ESA) satellite system, Aeolus, will be launched into orbit on Wednesday evening (22 August).
Future of mobility 19-01-2018

More space for more Europe

2018 will be a crucial year to shape a stimulating new narrative for EU space policy. Jean-Loic Galle lists a couple of key points ahead of the 10th EU space policy conference taking place in Brussels on 23 and 24 January.
Transport 22-12-2016

Aviation exec: Research in electric aircraft ‘developing very rapidly’

Industry interest in electric propulsion for aircraft is growing fast but the first hybrid-electric jetliner is “at least a decade away”, according to one aviation R&D executive.
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Infographic - Boeing in Europe
Transport 07-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Boeing in Europe

Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.
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Aviation 02-07-2015

Clean Sky in Action

Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
Transport 23-06-2015

Irish trade minister: ‘UK referendum is a worry for Ireland’

Sean Sherlock, Ireland's Minister of State for Trade Promotion and North South cooperation, discussed the risk of Brexit with La Tribune at the Paris Air Show. EURACTIV France reports.
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Aviation 07-07-2014

ASD Convention 2014

The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe held its flagship annual event in Prague, on the eve of the European elections. Together with high level representatives of EU institutions, Agencies and national governments we took stock of the achievements of the past legislature and reflected on ways to further improve cooperation in the next one, focusing on European industrial policies and the competitiveness of our sectors.
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Transport 03-03-2014

Strengthening European Prosperity and Competitiveness

Today, more than one person in every thousand European citizens works in the European Aerospace and Defence Industries. But global competition is increasing and the question is; Will Europe be able to keep up the good performance also tomorrow? Now is the time for the European Aerospace and Defence community, I mean Industry AND policy makers, to engage in a constructive debate. A debate on common strategies… Strategies that can be converted into investments for the future… A future where prosperity and competitiveness still become reality.
Transport 01-12-2010

Aerospace industry aims to fly higher on innovation

To maintain world leadership, the EU aeronautics industry must not rest on its laurels, but rather seek to increase funding in research and development and team up with universities to produce the high-skilled workers needed to face up to global competition.

Aerospace chief: Industry on track to deliver ‘greener’ aircraft

Industry is on track to ensure "carbon-neutral growth" in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers deliver the green technologies required, François Gayet, secretary-general of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), told EURACTIV in an interview.

Industry on track to deliver green aircraft by 2020

Industry is on track to ensure "carbon-neutral growth" in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers deliver the green technologies required, François Gayet, secretary-general of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 17-07-2007

France and Germany agree plan to tackle Airbus woes

The parent of planemaker Airbus, EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company), will rid itself of a complex dual-management structure, initially aimed at placating Franco-German interests, but blamed for years of political infighting and for putting an expected 5 billion euro hole in the company's earnings.
Security 16-02-2005

Transatlantic relations [Archived]

EU-US relations have been on a somewhat bumpy ride in recent years with disagreements over issues ranging from the Iraq-war to the Kyoto Treaty and the International Criminal Court. These matters, however, are only a small part of an otherwise well functioning US-EU relationship. After the re-election of President George W. Bush in November 2004 there has been a sustained effort on both sides of the Atlantic to get relations back on track. During the European tour of President Bush in February 2005, which included a first ever visit to EU institutions in Brussels, it became clear that both parties had decided to overcome the previous animosity.  This was further underlined by the international conference on Iraq on 22 June in Brussels, which was co-hosted by the US and the EU. 
Security 16-10-2003

Commission wants to improve competitiveness of aerospace industry

In a Communication released on 15 October, the Commission identified the steps needed to improve the political and regulatory framework affecting the competitiveness of the EU's aerospace industry.

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