Recognizing the importance of a dedicated event for those working in aerospace Simulation and testing, and the absence of such event in Europe, Automaker media group began the
Aerospace Testing Conference (ATC)
Aerospace Simulation Conference (ASC).
Automaker's objective is to develop the premier forum for presentation of aircraft design, testing and development and aviation technologies as well as policy, planning, and market issues affecting the future direction of the global aviation industry in terms of testing, simulation and embedded systems. Interaction is encouraged between researchers, system developers, product support personnel, managers, and business developers from throughout industry, government, and academia.
The exhibition will feature an Automotive Testing and Simulation Zone. The ATS is an international event dedicated to specialists who work in testing, simulation and vehicle development for the automotive industry.
OEM - Passenger car and comercial vehicle manufacturers
OEM - Heavy duty, bus, and large commercial vehicle manufacturers
Tier 1,2,3 & 4 system suppliers
Automotive universities and research institutes
OEMs in FRANCE
|Thales Alenia Space|
|Airbus Defense and Space|
|Turbomeca - Alstom|
Major OEM R&D Facility
Universities and Grandes Ecoles
|ISAE (merge of Supaéro and ENSICA)|
|Universities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Pau|
|Bordeaux and Pau|
|Ecole des Mines Albi-Carmaux|
|Engineering school Tarbes|
Aerospace Valley - Facts & Figures
|Large companies: 100|
|SME companies: 400|
|Number of employees Accumulated: 130,000 employees in industry including SME|
|Number of research institutes: 80|
|Organizational form Association LOI 1901|
|Financing 1/3 French National State|
|1/3 Local and regional authorities|
|1/3 Membership fees|
Major Suppliers in FRANCE
Alema, Creuzet, EADS Sogerma, Exameca, Labinal,Latécoère, Liebherr Aerospace, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, PotezAeronautique,Ratier Figeac, SAFT
Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, the Airbus Group (former EADS), ATR and the Aerospace Valley.
The city also hosts the European headquarters of Intel and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe. Thales Alenia Space, and Astrium Satellites, Airbus Group's satellite system subsidiary, also have a significant presence in Toulouse. The air route between Toulouse Blagnac and Paris Orly is the busiest in Europe. According to the rankings of L'Express and Challenges, Toulouse is the most dynamic city in France.