The Aerospace Industries Association and the defense of Europe - Standardization (ASD STAN) is an organization that launches advances and maintains standards on behalf of the European aerospace and defense. The roots of ASD-STAN back to the early 1970s, when members of the former AECMA decided to create a group of experts for the development of technical standards (AECMA CN). Since 1973, this group has cooperated with the CEN (European Committee for Standardization - European Organization for Standardization) provide its technical standards for publication by CEN as "EN" European Standards. After recording later in Belgium as an international non-profit association in 1986 AECMA-STAN has been officially recognized.
The Aerospace Industries Association and the defense of Europe (ASD) represents the aeronautics, space, defense in Europe and security in all matters of common interest in order to promote and support the competitive development of the sector. The accession of ASD is composed of 14 major aerospace and defense of European companies and twenty six member associations in ninteen countries. In 2014, over 3,000 aerospace, space and defense in those countries employing over 795,000 people and generated a turnover of € 199.4 billion.
The essence of the Association is to provide a single platform for the development of common positions for the industries it represents. Adept spread the word regarding the new policies and possible legislative development, ASD awareness and promotes the values ââand positions of its members in all EU institutions.
Considered a committed partner to policy makers in the EU and facilitating dialogue, ASD interacts daily with the European institutions, international organizations, a host of stakeholders and international media. ASD is working closely with its members in four Business Units (Commercial Aviation, space, security and defense) that are concentrated sector and six committees (Foreign Affairs, Economic, Legal and Business, Environment, Research and Technology, services and Supply Chain) that address cross-cutting areas.