Organisation

As is customary for academies, members are recruited by a process of sponsorship and co-option.

Our members (fellows, honorary, emeritus, associate and correspondents) come from a wide variety of backgrounds – engineers, industrialists, researchers, managers, pilots, astronauts, doctors, lawyers, economists, journalists, writers and artists – and together constitute a pool of knowledge unique in Europe.

Since 2007, AAE has embraced a European dimension, welcoming its European members as fellows.

Board

AAE is run by an Executive Board.

It is composed of a president, four vice presidents, a secretary general and a treasurer, all members of AAE.

Members

Biographies, photos, etc.

Members and correspondents

  • Honorary members, who have made an outstanding contribution to the conquest or the understanding of air and space ;
  • Fellows, from European States;
  • Associate members, from non-European States;
  • Beyond the age of 75, fellows and associate members enter Emeritus membership, while continuing to participate in AAE activities.
  • Correspondents, from Europe or elsewhere, providing a link with current national and international aerospace activities;

Sections

Sections bring together members and correspondents with the experience of a similar type of activity.

The number of people in each section is about one sixth of the number of fellows, except for section 2 which has about one-third. Associate members and correspondents are assigned to specific sections.


Commissions

Ad hoc commissions are responsible for studying specific problems possibly involving several sections simultaneously, and proposing solutions. Some commissions sit on a permanent basis, other have the temporary existence necessary to deal with a particular problem.


AAE appoints a director who is responsible for its operational administration and manages the administrative team.

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