Visit to skeyes
skeyes is an autonomous public company in charge of the safety of air traffic in the civil airspace for which the Belgian State is responsible. Our company fulfils this mission while optimising costs and punctuality, increasing capacity and ensuring the sustainable development of air traffic. skeyes provides all the essential services to manage and control the air traffic safely
Visit to Euramec
Euramec designs, develops and manufactures professional flight training devices. Our mission is to make flight training better and more affordable through the availability of high-quality, low-cost flight simulation equipment. We have a standard range of products and we also develop and build custom devices for flight schools, air forces, universities and some of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers.
We achieve this goal through the development of modular systems, the use of advanced production technologies, clever software development and the efficient use of computing power. Our products are always a combination of COTS products and our own innovations. This way we are able to offer a quality product with a high reliability and low operating cost at a very affordable price.
Our product range starts with desktop training devices used to teach familiarity with the cockpit panel and/or instruments and avionics. Our mainstream products, however, are fixed based aircraft-specific flight training devices certifiable according to EASA FNPT-II or FAA level 5 standard or equivalent.
Visit to SABCA Limburg
SABCA Limburg is specialized in the manufacturing of high-tech composite assemblies for aircraft. Two automatic tape-layers (ATL) and very large autoclaves, coupled with an increasing know-how, allow the production of integrated skins for flaps and stabilizers. In cooperation with the Engineering office in Brussels, SABCA Limburg is also responsible for the flap track fairings of several aircraft. Space is also present in this plant with the final system integration of Ariane 5 assemblies. In short: A very interesting company for aerospace enthusiasts to visit together with us!
Visit to BIRA
The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) is a Belgian federal scientific research institute. Its main tasks are research and public service in space aeronomy, which is the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere of the Earth and other planets, and of outer space.
Program during visit
13h30-13h45: Welcome and introduction to BIRA
13h45-14h30: Development of instruments on board of space missions and cleanroom visit
14h30-15h00: The AOTF-based NO2 camera and the ALTIUS space mission instrument
15h00-15h30: EUNADICS: European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation
15h30-16h00: PECASUS: Pan-European Consortium for Aviation Space weather User Services
16h00-16h30: Visit to the SIDC forecast center: Solar Influences Data Analysis Center