Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS)
The Royal Aeronautical Society is a member of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), formed during the 1992 Farnborough Airshow, with the official signing of the CEAS Constitution at the1993 Paris Airshow.
This important organisation is the result of the need to recognise the increasingly international nature of aerospace business and the strength of European industrial alliances by beginning to develop close working relationships.
In 2003, the member Societies realised that a deeper collaboration was necessary which would provide CEAS with a legal status and more flexible resources. The new status transforms the former Confederation into a Council and gives CEAS legal support under Belgian law. As well as CEAS operating as an association of national Societies, two branches have been established, for aeronautics and space, both chaired by recognised professionals. These branches will be composed of individual members and will be co-ordinated by a director who will manage the activities.
The CEAS Board of Trustees at the meeting in Bologna, Italy in February 2015
Today CEAS comprises fifteen member societies with a combined roughly 35.000 individual members:
Full Corporate Members:
3AF Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France.
AAAR Asociatia Aeronautica si Astronautica a României.
AIAE Asociación de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos de España.
AIDAA Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica.
DGLR Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal- Oberth e. V.
FTF Flygtekniska Föreningen. Svensk förening för flygteknik och rymdteknik. (The Swedish Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics).
HAES Hellenic Aronautical Engineers Society - HAES.
NVvL Nederlandse Vereniging voor Luchtvaarttechniek.
PSAA Polish Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
RAeS Royal Aeronautical Society.
SWFV Schweizerische Vereinigung für Flugwissenschaften. (Swiss Association of Aeronautical Sciences).
TsAGI Central Aerohydrodynamic InstituteRussian Aerospace Society.
CzAeS Czech Aeronautical Society.
EUROAVIA The European Association of Aerospace Students.
VKI von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
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