Aerospace Engineering

| May 26, 2018

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Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: Aeronautical engineering and Astronautical Engineering. Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering.

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Sirris, the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry, helps companies to introduce technological innovation enabling them to strengthen their competitive position. Every year, the 120 Sirris experts help about 1800 companies to implement technological innovations by researching new technologies, raising industry awareness of promising innovations, and providing advice at all decision-making levels and support from the initial concept to the operational solution.

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Sirris, the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry, helps companies to introduce technological innovation enabling them to strengthen their competitive position. Every year, the 120 Sirris experts help about 1800 companies to implement technological innovations by researching new technologies, raising industry awareness of promising innovations, and providing advice at all decision-making levels and support from the initial concept to the operational solution.

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