The Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales is a trade union that brings together 382 companies from major prime contractors and systems manufacturers to SMEs, which constitute a coherent, mutually supportive and dynamic high-tech sector specialising in the study, development, production, marketing and maintenance of all aeronautical and space, civil and military programmes and equipment, as well as defence and security systems: aircraft, helicopters, drones, engines, machines and missiles, satellites and space launchers, major systems and equipment, defence and security systems, sub-assemblies and associated software. GIFAS represents a profession with a turnover of €60.4 billion, which exports 86% of its production, directly employs 187,000 people (10,000 recruitments in France in 2016), has a trade surplus of €18.6 billion and devotes more than 14% of its turnover to R&D each year.
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