Sept. 24-26, 2019 │ Bordeaux, France

Explore the Future of Aerospace

Join the entire international aircraft community this September in Bordeaux, France to connect, exchange knowledge on the industry’s cutting-edge technology.


Held in the heart of France’s Aerospace Valley, SAE 2019 AeroTech Europe brings together the best minds and key stakeholders from across the industry to share practical information on emerging and applied technologies, discuss industry issues and connect with other aviation professionals.

From materials and manufacturing and propulsion and power systems, to economics and safety, AeroTech Europe will provide a comprehensive, practical view of the next generation of aerospace.

Plan now to attend, September 24-26, 2019, and you’ll see the latest commercial and military applications in action, explore all of today’s most important technical topics and make valuable professional connections to advance your goals.

Preview of the technologies covered:


  • Additive manufacturing
  • AR/VR technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Composite structures
  • Connected aircraft
  • Flightdeck/cockpit systems
  • and more!


AEROTECH Takes Off with Keynotes from the Aerospace Valley’s Executive Leaders

AeroTech Europe kicks off Sept. 24 with two keynotes from industry leaders that will set the theme for the conference—"Automating Air Transport, a Revolution for the Future"—introducing the technological challenges the avionics market must tackle to pave the route to autonomy.

Featured Speakers


Eric Trappier

Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation

Eric Trappier has been Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation since Jan. 9, 2013, succeeding Charles Edelstenne. He is the fifth CEO of the company since 1945. Previously, Trappier had served as Executive Vice-President, International Directorate.

Trappier has been responsible for negotiating military industrial cooperation agreements, notably the European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), undertaken with Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Greece.

He played a key role in launching the current European UCAV study in cooperation with BAE Systems of the UK. After his military service in the French Navy as an officer, Trappier joined Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a system engineer at the design office.

In 1987, he was assigned to the military exports’ technical support. In 1991, he was put in charge of military sales for Asia. He became Vice President, military aircraft sales, for the Middle East and Africa in 2000, and took over the worldwide military exports position a year later. Trappier graduated from Paris' “Sud Telecom” school for engineers.


Gil Michielin

Executive Vice President, Avionics, Thales

Executive Vice-President, Avionics and member of the Thales Executive Committee, Gil Michielin pursued an international career in the Avionics industry for the Thales group.

In his different appointments within the Group, he played a key role in the rise of breakthrough digital technologies in the Avionics industry. He has been involved in most of the major European civil and military programs such as Mirage 2000 and Rafale combat aircraft, Nimrod and ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, Transall and C130 upgrades, as well as Tiger and NH90 military helicopters.

Within Thales's Avionics Division, Gil Michielin has accelerated the Group's growth in the commercial aircraft segment, covering air transport, business jets and regional jets, both in Avionics and In-Flight entertainment systems. He has been involved in all major commercial aircraft programs, such as the A380 and B787, and more recently the A350 XWB, Gulfstream G650, SSJ100, ATR-600 and A320 NEO.

Gil Michielin was elected President of EUROCAE in May 2007. From 2012 until early 2015, he led Thales’s Optronics activities worldwide, addressing Airborne, Land and Naval market segments, and was then appointed as Avionics Global Business Unit Executive Vice President, leading one of the six Divisions of Thales.

Gil graduated from Grenoble’s Institute of Technology and joined Thales in 1982 as an engineer in electronics.


Juergen Urbanski

Vice President Digital Platforms, Airbus

Juergen Urbanski works as the VP of Digital at Airbus in Munich and has been active in Silicon Valley since 2000, most recently as an entrepreneur with Silicon Valley Data Science.  Currently, he is responsible for driving the digital transformation at Airbus Defence and Space by creating cloud solutions based on a fresh technology stack. In addition, Urbanksi coaches and challenges all business units in their creation of truly digital products and services.

Previously, Urbanski was the VP of Growth at Silicon Valley Data Science, a fast growing privately held consulting firm focused on driving the digital transformation of the enterprise. He helped Fortune 500 companies build data products and data driven businesses. Moreover, Urbanski accelerated revenue growth, diversified the revenue mix and opened up international markets, contributing to the firm’s eventual acquisition by Apple. 

Prior to that, Urbanski was VP of Sales in the Cloud division of Deutsche Telekom. In that role, he refreshed the services portfolio notably in the growth markets of cloud and analytics. Before Deutsche Telekom, he was a consultant with McKinsey and the Director of Marketing with storage vendor NetApp. Urbanski holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Mélanie Astles

Aerobatic & Airshow Pilot and Red Bull Air Race Pilot

Mélanie Astles is a five times aerobatics French champion and competed several times in the top ten World and European championships. As a pilot in the Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup, she is making history in the aviation industry by being the first woman to ever compete in the Red Bull Air Race.

Mélanie Astles’ story is one of passion, persistence and overcoming the odds. Brought up in modest circumstances, she left school at 18 to enter working life, but saved money for flying lessons. When trainers recognized her skillset and ability, she traded work at the airfield for instruction. In 2007, during her first year of aerobatic competition, she clinched a victory at the French Cup in the Espoir (Hope) category.

Mélanie moved up through the French Cup categories, winning five national championships, the designation of High-Level Sportswoman from the French Ministry, and a place on the French National Team. In 2014, she finished first in the female division ranking and seventh overall at Advanced Aerobatic Worlds. In 2015, she was part of the Unlimited French team and in 2018, she ranked third overall. Unlimited, at the Open de France, and at the Unlimited French Championship she was third in the female ranking. 

Technical Program

Unlike other aerospace and defense events, this conference goes far beyond academic research and product development.

The future-focused AeroTech Europe technical programme covers all of aviation, from tip to tail, and explores today’s most important topics, from blended/hybrid-wing-body designs and electric technologies, to unmanned systems and urban air-taxis, to environmental regulations and budget constraints.

In technical sessions, lively panel discussions and keynote presentations, you’ll build your knowledge of the newest technologies needed to manufacture the aircraft of tomorrow—additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0, AR/VR technology, digital thread, blockchain and more.


Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities at AeroTech Europe

To customize your exhibit and sponsor package, please contact:

Europe Lead Sales: 
Annemarie Weise
Sponsorship and Exhibition Europe
+32 (0)471 771 070


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