Participation of Antonio Tajani at the 49th edition of the Bourget Air Show: signature of Galileo contracts, press conference, statement
End production: 22/06/2011 First transmission: 22/06/2011
On 22 June 2011, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, participated in the 49th edition of the Bourget Air Show in Paris.
Antonio Tajani notably attended the signature of the final two contracts, out of six, for Galileo, Europe’s global navigation satellite programme by the European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of the EC. The combined valued of the two contracts was 355 million €.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the European Space Agency pavilion in Le Bourget
||Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, filming flight demonstrations with his mobile phone (2 shots)
||Antonio Tajani looking at the flight demonstration
||Antonio Tajani and Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA), visiting the ESA pavilion (9 shots)
||Soundbite on the signing of the 2 procurement contracts for the deployment phase of the GALILEO programme by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN)
||Laurent Wauquiez, French Minister, attached to the Ministre d'Etat, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, in charge of European Affairs, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Reynald Seznec, CEO of Thales Alenia Space, Didier Faivre, Director at the ESA for the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities, Colin Paynter, CEO of Astrium Limited for the United Kingdom, and Antonio Tajani
||Cutaway of hands
||Signature of the final two contracts, out of six, for Galileo, Europe’s global navigation satellite programme (The combined valued of the two contracts was 355 million €) (8 shots)
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in FRENCH) saying that they had foreseen 1.9 billion Euros, finally Galileo costs 1.4 billion Euros
||Cutaway of a photographer
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in FRENCH) saying that the first goal was to have 18 satellites by the end of 2014, if they are able to keep on working in the same manner as today, he thinks that by the end of 2014 they can have 24, which means more services for European Union citizens and finally thanks to the work with Galileo they can save close to 90 billion Euros.
||Cutaway of the journalists