AIRBUS financing  

The Belgian industrial sector receives federal support for its participation in various AIRBUS aircraft manufacturing programmes (such as the A380 and A350 XWB) through a system of repayable advances for the financing of NRCs (Non-Recurring Costs).

This financing is handled by the FPS Economy and the FPS Science Policy and is carried out according to the support measure approved by the European Commission on 19 May 2009:

More details are included in the following document:

Federal aeronautics platform  

In order to provide better services to our aeronautics companies, the Federal Aeronautics Platform was created in early 2007 to facilitate the participation of Belgian industries in aeronautics programmes.

As part of this Federal Aeronautics Platform, the Directorate Aeronautics-Defence helps draft and manage financing contracts for research and development (R&D) programmes in the field of aeronautics and in particular for various AIRBUS programmes.


  • Aides d'état A350XWB
  • Mesure de soutien fédéral "Aéronautique 2008-20013".

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