On May 30, 2017, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association.
Eric Trappier has been serving as Vice-President of the ASD Board since 2015.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Trappier said: “I’m delighted to take on the mantle of ASD President. ASD shall be an association to gather European industry in the field of aeronautics, defence and security, in order to promote high technology development in Europe, contributing to strategic autonomy. Industry is the economic power of Europe in a new globalized world. Our business is a major contributor in job creation. I want the association to be the locus for elaborating our future in Europe. I would like also to thank Mauro Moretti for his great work as previous President of ASD.”
The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe represents the Aeronautics, Space, Security and Defence industries in Europe. Based in Brussels, the organization’s membership today comprises 16 major European aerospace and defense companies and 26 member associations in 19 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK). These industries reach a turnover of €222 billion; invest €20 billion in R&D; employ 847,700 people; count over 3,000 companies, many of which are SMEs.