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EDITORIAL

Editorial

I look forward to use the year 2014 to start developing

CEAS 2025

presented at the CEAS 2015 Conference in Delft.

the CEAS Vision and Strategy the next ten years to be

ABOUT FRED ABBINK

Fred Abbink, CEAS President 2014

F

irst of all is it a great honour for me to be elected CEAS President for 2014. And with the competent CEAS Officers and Board of

Trustees it will be a great pleasure to work on the further strengthening of CEAS. In 2015 we will celebrate that it was 10 years ago that the 8 constituent Member Societies signed the Statutes and Bylaws of the Council of European Aerospace Societies. This new Council was the successor of the Confederation of Aerospace Societies that was founded in 1993 at

Graduate in Electrical Control Engineering at the Technical University of Delft in 1968, Fred Abbink has devoted his whole career to aerospace. Among the main milestones which mark his cursus: 1969 - 1981: manager in a number of avionics projects at NLR; 1981 - 1988: Head of NLR’s Flight Testing and Helicopter Department; 1981 - 1997: part-time professor in aircraft instrumentation and avionics at Faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft; 1988 - 2005: Technical Director of NLR; 1996 – 1998: detached from NLR to be Programme Director for Aeronautics at DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, Cologne; 2005 – 2009: Director General of NLR; 2006 – 2008: President of the International Council of Aeronautical sciences (ICAS). Since his retirement, Fred Abbink is member of various advisory boards: EU Clean Sky and EU SESAR in particular. Among other distinctions, Fred Abbink is Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Member of the Air and Space Academy, Member of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation, Knight-officer in the Netherlands Royal Order of Oranje Nassau and Honorary Fellow of ICAS.

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the International Paris Air show. And if we look back to what was reached in the 10 years of the new CEAS, there is reason for conside-

LIFE OF THE CEAS

rable satisfaction. CEAS has 15 Member Societies.

• GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TRUSTEES - - - - - - - - - - -5

BOARD MEETING

The CEAS publications as the CEAS Quarterly

OF

17 JANUARY

Bulletin and Aeronautical and Space Journals, the

• CEAS ANNUAL REPORT 2013

biennial CEAS European Air and Space Conferences,

• CEAS GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY - - - - - - - - - - -6-8

the relations with European Commission and

• ABOUT E-CAERO

Parliament, EASA, ASD, ESA , EDA and EUROCON-

• CEAS-AAE AGREEMENT - - - - - - - - - - - - -13-14

TROL, the Young Professionals Aerospace Forum

• AERONAUTICS BRANCH

But it is also necessary to look forward to the next 10 years: what is necessary to further increase the strength of CEAS? We have to look critically at our Mission, Vision and Strategy for CEAS 2025. How can we strengthen the relation with the individual

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STATUS REPORT

and the yearly CEAS Gold Medal to recognise outstanding achievements.

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• WORLD AEROSPACE FORUM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -16 AERONAUTICS SCIENCE

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TECHNOLOGY

• CLEAN SKY 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -17-19 • SESAR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 • SPARK JET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -21

members of our CEAS Membership Societies? How

AVIATION SAFETY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -22-23

can we further support the aerospace students and

DEFENCE

young professionals, necessary for the future of our

• AAE RECOMMENDATIONS ON FUTURE - - - - -24-26

European Aerospace manufacturing Industry and Air Transport Industry, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation? How can we strengthen our relation with the European Organisations as ACARE, EREA as well as with the international organisations with which CEAS

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has established Memorandums of Understanding.

&

SECURITY

EUROPEAN COMBAT AVIATION SPACE

• GALILEO - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -27 •

GAIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -28

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