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.
In the aeronautics and space sectors in Portugal, 3D printing is already a reality, but one that needs to be more developed.
The Portuguese Cluster's annual event takes place again 100% online, from the 28th September to 1st October, and has a new format.
The Perseverance Rover landed safelly on Mars today and, when returning to Earth, it will be Portuguese technology to protect its samples.
An exclusive interview with Miguel Braga, Director of CEiiA, responsible for one of the most ambitious projects in the Portuguese aeronautics industry: the ATL-100.
In the Portuguese Presidency semester, the EU Council looks at the Defence and Space sectors and the importance of Clusters in industrial policy.
Aiming for internationalisation, the All In Project intends to promote and capacitate SMEs of the ASD sectors located in the least developed regions for Portugal.
The European Commission approved the new European Defence Fund, with a total budget of €7.95MM for R&D projects in the Defence domain.
The label of excellence is awarded by ESCA, an international entity that certifies the quality of the Clusters.
One of the most important events in the world for the aerospace and defence sectors has been cancelled today. The Paris Air Show will return in June 2023.
AED Cluster Portugal looks at the path of the Portuguese space industry in the past two decades, as a member of the European Space Agency.
OGMA, an Embraer group company, becomes new Pratt & Whitney authorized maintenance center, to support GTF engines.
National consortium creates a company that intends to develop, integrate and operate constellations of small satellites, in a 100% Portuguese project.
In a deal worth almost 3M€, three Portuguese companies are involved in the space mission "Hera", ESA's first planetary defence mission.
With more than 760 participants, the digital edition of the Cluster's main event was a great forum to discuss the present and future of the ASD sectors and a window of business opportunities.
Vega VV16 is, finalyy, taking 53 satellites into space. This launch features Portuguese technology and the novelty of being the first rideshare service to light satellites.
The robot that will investigate Mars, in a joint initiative between ESA and Roscosmos, has the contribution of six Portuguese companies.
With a total value of 10 million euros, five Portuguese companies were hired to help develop new satellites under the Copernicus program.
The European Council agreed on the plan for economic recovery, which still needs approval by the European Parliament. Know what implications it might have for the ASD industries.
The document, which will be a strategic guideline for Portugal's economic recovery and financing for the next decade, defends the reinforcement of investments in the Defence sector.
The Cluster's annual event extends for one more day, happening now from the 6th October to 8th October in a digital format.
Representatives of the Cluster management were able to get to know the infrastructure and discuss synergies with the Sines Port and Logistics Community.
Spin.Works and other portuguese entities, in partnership with North American research entities, are creating a small satellite to study changes in Earth's gravitational field.
SME4Space is a private organisation aiming to defend the SMEs interests within the european institutions framework.
ESA is going to launch into space half a hundred new satellites. One of them has a portuguese contribution.
The European Commission announced the winning projects of the EDIDP and PADR defense programs, which include 6 national entities.
During the present decade, the Portuuguese Navy will have six new ocean patrol ships, costing in total 353 million euros.
Portugal occupies the first place in the ranking of the safest countries to live in the EU and the third place in the world ranking.
The Cluster's main event will be held on the 6th and 7th of October, but turns into a digital event.
A consortium of eight Universities, which includes the Portuguese University of Coimbra, will receive 3€ million for an unique PhD.
The Portuguese Space Agency will join the Board of Directors of the European Solar Telescope, which should begin to observe the activity of the Sun in 2027.
National Cluster companies are prepared to collaborate in fighting fires, using their unmanned aircraft.
In an interview with a national radio station, Mr. José Neves (AEDCP's President of the Board of Directors) spoke about the impact of the pandemic on the sector, the challenges ahead and their possible solutions.
The Government authorized the Portuguese Air Force to pay for the acquisition of 12 UAVs for "additional aerial surveillance" during the 2020 fire-fighting period.
Lisbon ranks 2nd in the top cities to held an international meeting in 2019, as Portugal ranks 10th in the countries' ranking, accordingly to the ICCA reports.
Portugal Ventures invests in the seed and early stages of companies working in the areas of digital, engineering & manufacturing and others.
In the context of the global pandemic, AED Cluster Portugal prepared a synthesis document with mitigation measures for the Aeronautics, Space and Defense sectors, which was handed over to the Government.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recieved the first of three combat drone prototypes from Boeing, that will replace manned aircraft in fighter plane's missions.
Boeing announced this weekend that it has given up its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer.
The Aeronautics, Space and Defence industries are now represented in the PortugalCLUSTERS network, an initiative that gathers national Clusters recognised by the Portuguese Government.
Several companies in the Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors are manufacturing equipment and enabling services to support the pandemic caused by the spread of the Coronavirus.
The event would take place in Dubai, between 12 and 16 October, but has been postponed with no new dates settled.
The first rules for the control and safe use of drones, for European cities, were presented to the European Comission.
The contest rewards the most innovative solutions, using Earth Observation Data, to face society's greatest challenges.
The event organization announced, today, the dates of postponement for the AIX2020: 12 to 15 April, 2021.
The flag raising ceremony, outside NATO's headquarters, happened today and officialised the new State-Member.
One of the biggest events in the world, for the aeronautics, space and defence industries, has been canceled. The show will return in 2022.
Airbus announced the interruption, for four days, in their factories in Spain and France, as a measure against the COVID-19 propagation.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation decided to postpone, to 2022, the second ExoMars rover launch to the Red Planet.
The event in Hamburg was postponed, without new dates, due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Almadesign, portuguese company and Cluster member, was responsible for the airplane's cabin interior design.
ESA's Solar Orbiter probe, which uses Portuguese technology, was launched last week and the first phase has passed successfully.
The Ministry for National Defence announced the signing of cooperation protocols between portuguese and indian companies.
This year, the Farnborough International Airshow will trade the "Public Weekend" by the "Farnborough Friday", reducing the event's duration to 5 days.
The agreement involves up to about 81 million euros for the maintenance of the engines installed in the EH-101 helicopters.
This week, at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, the FLEXCRAFT project was presented, with a full scale cabin mock up.
Five KC-390 airplanes are set to be delivered to the Portuguese Air Force and OGMA has already started the production of the first one.
Indupymes 4.0, led by FADA-CATEC, was launched last week and will help the SMEs to approach the digital factory concept.
AED Cluster Portugal participated in the annual General Assembly of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership, in Italy.
The main purpose of the Indupymes Project is to help SMEs from the naval, automotive and aerospace sectors integrating themselves into the new "digital factory" concept.
The Cluster's main event gathered the Portuguese ecossystem along with the prime industry companies of the world.
Almadesign is the company responsible for the ALICE airplane interiors, the first comercial fully powered by electricity.
Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and other reference companies confirmed their participation in the AED Days 2019.
A new platform where investors can find the best location to develop their business in Portugal.
The Portuguese Government signed a Sectorial Pact with Clusters for Competitiveness and Internationalization
Remarkable business and institutional involvement for the Portuguese delegation at this year's Paris Air Show.
Largest Portuguese delegation ever sets the tone for a strong national presence at Le Bourget.
Visit to the Toulouse headquarters was led by the Ministery of Science.
Andaluzia-Alentejo regional partnership with special workshop in the event.
One of the biggest airshows in Europe happens in Ponte de Sor, Portugal.
Portugal strengthen cooperation links with key Canadian partners.
The Secretary of State for Internationalisation also made his presence in the Portuguese mission to Hamburg
Mr. José Neves, Homeland Security and Defence Director at GMV Portugal, is the new AEDCP President.
The KnowNow4Aerospace (KN4Aero) aims to promote the internationalization of Portuguese companies working within the Aerospace sector.
The project aims to improve the innovation of companies in the Andalusian-Alentejo region.
The goal of this project is to disseminate and transfer additive manufacturing technologies as advanced manufacturing technologies, essential to the manufacture of metal components by companies.