In order to achieve its objectives, the Academy conducts and conducts reflections on topics affecting Air and Space, whether they are of general interest or strategy or motivated by current events, and this at the request of an authority or its own initiative. AAE may also occasionally deliver elements of analysis if desired by institutions or industrial groups in their specific areas of interest.
Multidisciplinary studies are carried out by AAE’s sections and commissions; these highlight essential problems and often lead to the organisation of conferences or forums and to the publication of Dossiers, Opinions and other works.
A variety of events aim to bring together the relevant stakeholders and encourage an exchange of ideas.
These meetings are also an opportunity to maintain regular and friendly relations with other institutions and companies from the aerospace fields.
Over 20 annual lectures, covering all aerospace themes, are organised throughout Europe: Bordeaux, Bremen, Brussels, Hamburg, Madrid, Noordwijk, Paris, Rome, Toulouse, Turin, etc, and in Morocco.
Academy members assemble five times a year to discuss important subjects. The last session of the year, a solemn plenary session, is traditionally held in Toulouse.
AAE publishes and disseminates the summaries and conclusions of its work in the shape of Dossiers and Opinions, which include recommendations for the attention of political and industrial decision-makers.
It also participates in the elaboration of general works on aerospace culture and publishes a bimonthly Newsletter.
AAE reaches a wide audience by providing free access to all its studies and publications via its website, and also by allowing free consultation of its library collections.
Summary and in-depth study of a topic with recommendations for decision-makers and stakeholders.
It also endeavours to conserve and promote aeronautic heritage by participating on scientific museum councils, setting up exhibitions or enabling its members to stand on literary panels.