AED Cluster Portugal involves more than 90 Portuguese entities, working in the Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors. Our Companies, Institutes and Academia share significant synergies in multiple industrial, research and engineering domains.
As President, I am very proud of the results achieved so far by the cluster while promoting the growth of the Portuguese ecosystem, which has already given proof of its value and it is, still, facing a big growth potential, capable to cope with the challenges these industrial sectors are facing.
At AED we strongly believe that the efforts and initial investments, already performed by our associates (and their outstanding human capital), will foster a consolidated and fruitful future for the Cluster at a global level.
The annual event of the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster takes place again digitally, from September 28th to October 1st, and with new features!
ESA has opened a vacancy for the parastronaut position, for the first time. AED supports this unprecedented initiative, aiming to gather Portuguese candidates and help them with the recruitment process, while extending their support to candidates for the position of astronaut.
Sharing useful information: updates from national and international industry, relevant news and support measures for Portuguese companies.
In the most prestigious awards for the aircraft interiors industry, the Portuguese company Almadesign won for the second time, in the Cabin Concept category.
José Neves remains as President of the Board and the Space Sectorial Commission is now represented by new members, for the 2021-2023 mandate.
The IDAwards elected FLEXCRAFT project design as the best of 2020 in the Transport/Aerospace category.
Deimos Engenharia will be providing to Orbex the guidance, navigation and control (GNC) system for the Prime micro-launcher.
With a Position Paper elaborated by the management with contribution form various members, AED shows the importance of this initiative to the ASD industries.
The Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan was in public consultation up to the 1st of March. AED made its contribution to mitigate the economic impact in the Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors.