World's Number 1
European aeronautics is the world's number one. Its companies
are celebrated brands, renowned for the quality of products
that are winning more than 50% shares of world markets for aircraft,
engines and equipment. Though coming in all sizes from multinational
corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises, their position
is built on formidable competitiveness in all areas, from research
to design, from product development and support to manufacturing,
operation and maintenance.
front runners in the sector are highly flexible and innovative,
drawing technological strength from a rich network of European
and global research partnerships. They lead the world in anticipating
market developments and in the speed with which they can move
a product from the drawing board to delivery to the first customer.
enjoy the considerable benefits flowing from Europe's fully
integrated single market, especially the access to efficient
capital markets and the ability to recruit from Europe's pool
of well educated and trained professionals.
public sector plays an invaluable role in this success story.
Governments, together with the European Union, are operating
joint programmes for the management of the air transport system
that range from a single safety authority to a unified approach
to airspace management, and a common perspective on airport
they are coordinating a highly effective European framework
for research cooperation, while funding programmes that put
the industry on more equal terms with its main rivals.