The AeroSud exhibition in Istres: the future of aeronautics, space and defense

The AeroSud exhibition in Istres: the future of aeronautics, space and defense
29 June 2022 / Aeronautics , Grow your business, invest in provence

The Metropole Aix-Marseille-Provence will be present on the exhibitor space

Organized by SAFE Cluster and Air&Cosmos, the AéroSud trade show will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the Jean Sarrail Aeronautics Cluster in Istres. After a first edition successfully organized in November 2021, the event aims to gather more and more actors of the industry with the ambition to become a reference event, alternating with the Paris Air Show.

In figures, 500 people are expected, more than 90 confirmed exhibitors and about twenty static and aerial demonstrations. Provence Promotion will be present alongside the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis to present the support offer dedicated to aeronautical companies. Two companies that have chosen to set up in Istres will receive the "Invest in Provence" label for the establishment of their maintenance activities in the region.

A day of opportunities and meetings on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 during the AeroSud trade show in Istres. Manufacturers, subcontractors, academic and institutional players, and development and financing support structures will meet for a program dedicated to the major developments in the aeronautics, space and defense industries.

In the morning, several round tables will be held:

  • The challenges of decarbonization of the aerospace industry
  • Defense cooperation in Europe: the keys to success
  • Drone: safety issues
  • The helicopter of tomorrow
  • Space and defense: challenges, needs and ambitions of armed forces
  • The helicopter: a key component for civil security missions

They showcase their innovations at AéroSud

With its exhibition space, the AeroSud show offers attractive visibility of the know-how and innovations of 90 players in the aeronautics, space and defense sectors.

Several start-ups will be on display in the start-up by CA pavilion, as well as on the TEAM Henri-Fabre stand and the NovAero innovation and defense cluster, the leading aeronautics and defense space innovation cluster of the DGA-Essais en Vol in partnership with the DGA's Technical Directorate, the Army Staffs, the Air and Space School and the SAFE cluster.

Istres, at the heart of the aeronautics industry

The Pôle aéronautique d'Istres Jean Sarrail is part of the history of French aeronautics. Today, it is an international reference center for testing, measurement and simulation activities.

Istres is one of five sites in Provence for companies in this sector. The Mercure hall, where the exhibition will take place, provides direct access to the longest runway in Europe. Seduced by this exceptional site, the companies JJGK AERO and ARES have established themselves there. The AéroSud exhibition in Istres is an opportunity for Provence Promotion to organize the "Invest in Provence" label for each of these companies to reward their investments in the region and the associated job creation, which is expected to result in about a hundred new hires over the next three years.

Provence Promotion, whose vocation is to encourage companies to discover the assets of aeronautics in Provence, has helped JJGK AERO and ARES Aviation to become part of the ecosystem.