In the mid 1980s Europe’s main professional aerospace societies, after having had bilateral exchanges for a long time, recognized the increasingly international nature of aerospace business and the strength of European industrial alliances by beginning to develop close working relationships.

This culminated in the formation of the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) during the 1992 Farnborough Airshow and the official signing of the CEAS Constitution at the 1993 Paris Airshow.

Later on, in 2003, the Constituent Societies realized that a deeper collaboration was necessary which would provide CEAS with a legal status and more flexible resources. The new status transformed in 2006 the former Confederation into a Council and gave CEAS legal support under the Belgian law.   

Apart from the consideration of CEAS as an association of national Societies, two branches have been established: one for aeronautics and one for space chaired by relevant professionals. These branches will be composed by technical committees with individual members and will be coordinated by a director who will manage the activities.

Today CEAS comprises sixteen member organizations with a combined roughly 35.000 individual members


Corporate Full Members:

3AF Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France

AAAR Asociaţia Aeronautică si Astronautică 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

Associate Members:

CzAeS Czech Aeronautical Society

EUROAVIA The European Association of Aerospace Students

VKI Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Supporting Donor Members:

ESA European Space Agency

These societies represent the leading learned societies in the field of aeronautics and astronautics in their countries.