30 Jan. 2020
Ariane city of 2020
Bordeaux Métropole, a territory of excellence for the aeronautics industry
Bordeaux Métropole, with its partner ArianeGroup, is taking up the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities for the year 2020.
This presidency represents a milestone for the Greater South-West region, a territory of excellence for the Aeronautics and Space sector. Headed by the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster (which covers the regions of Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitania), this region is Europe's leading employment area in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems with 146,000 jobs, 8,500 researchers and turnover of €10 billion. In addition, the region is home to two of the three French Grandes Ecoles in Aeronautics and Space.
In the Bordeaux metropolitan area, the aeronautics and space industries together constitute the leading industrial sector with over 300 companies and a turnover estimated at €2 billion.
The major players in the sector (Thales, Dassault Aviation, ArianeGroup, Safran Aircraft Engines) based in Bordeaux Métropole develop cutting-edge technologies for both civil and military applications. At their side, the supply chain plays a major role, accounting for 70% of jobs.
This presidency is a genuine opportunity for all the players in the territory, who will benefit from increased visibility thanks to the various events and activities that will be organized throughout the year. One of the highlights of the program will be a large-screen broadcast of the first flight of the Ariane 6 launcher.
Bordeaux Events will contribute to the region's economic progress by hosting a professional event dedicated to players in the Aeronautics and Space sector.
Following the SAE AeroTech conference held in September 2019 at Palais 2 l'Atlantique, we will be hosting the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC 2020) at the Congress Centre from 25 to 27 February, 2020.
This professional event will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry, government and academia to exchange knowledge and results of ongoing studies and to discuss directions for future research in the fields of aeronautics and space. This meeting will help to develop partnerships and promote companies in Bordeaux Métropole, and more broadly in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
photo credit : @reuters / aéroport de Bordeaux