Aerospace & Defence
The European civil aerospace sector is a major pillar of the European economy, generating a turnover of approximately €160 billion and employing over 1 million workers throughout the EU and beyond.
Defence industries are major contributors to the European economy with a turnover of €100 billion/year and €1.4 million highly skilled employees. Moreover, they generate spin-off technologies which reinforce also the competitiveness of other sectors such as aviation, space and electronics. Brussels-based NATO HQ is also a strategic centre for the defence industry together with the EU.