DTA - Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale


Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
An research and industrial ecosystem fully committed to aerospace innovation in the EU value network
Vision/ Missons
DTA, by connecting research, industry and public administration, lead regional innovation process in a national and European panorama with the objective to nurture Apulian aerospace knowledge, competence, capabilities and capacity. DTA is also strongly convinced that innovation requires a high-tech skilled workforce to diffuse and become an industrial value, for this reason DTA supports education programmes contributing the diffusion of aerospace science and technologies.
Skills
Research design and management, project management, partnership building, fund raising
Year of creation
2009
Region
Apulia, Italy
Number of companies
13
Number of research institutes
5
Number of employees of all aerospace actors
6000+
Organizational form
Public-Private consortium, SME, Non-Profit organization
Financing
Membership fee, private and public projects
Main industry actors

Leonardo, GE Avio, Enginsoft, Planetek Italia, Sitael, Blackshape, CETMA, De.Ma., Salver, GSE, OPTEL, IAS, CMD

Main research institutes

Università del Salento, Università degli studi di Bari, Politecnico di Bari, CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ENEA

Cluster Competence and Strategy


  • Apulian aerospace system is mainly dedicated to the design and production of composite primary and secondary parts, from small components to the one-piece-barrel of the B787. Knowledge and expertise in composite are very strong and goes from material characterization to innovative architectural design to in/out of autoclaves and defect management through the whole value chain.
  • Another sub-segment is that of propulsion system with a solid propulsion system maintenance activity and an innovative public-private research laboratory focused on hybrid energy management systems. Additive manufacturing technologies are going to be applied in propulsion part manufacturing and repair.
  • RPAS and UAV test and demonstration is in development phase as Grottaglie (Taranto) airport is fully dedicated to experimental flights (Grottaglie Airport Test Bed). A test bed is in developing phase with the following innovation and experimentation areas: RPAS development, advanced ATM and UTM, mission planning and operation, satellite navigation and communication services, flight operation and navigation services, cyber security, mission design for service provision (to end users), aerial earth observation services.
  • Several space companies cover the two main sub-segments: satellite and on-board system design and manufacturing, on-board and ground data (included Earth Observation data) management systems and EO service provision.
  • Support in preparation of (national and European) collaborative research proposal and projects
  • Support in designing and preparation of education initiatives and proposals
  • Research and Education Project management
  • Coordination of internationalization actions
  • Promotion of members’ competence at European level
  • DTA has established a positive collaboration with the Greece SI-Cluster to exploit both research and innovation resources and assets with the objective to create a Mediterranean aerospace meta-players able to operate for the benefits of the Mediterranean region as well as of the Europe.
  • DTA has established a collaborative framework with Italian Space Agency and European Space Agency to exploit Grottaglie Airport Test Bed in the technology field of cyber security of space service for aeronautic.

Contact Information Cluster Management


Director / President
Giuseppe Acierno
 presidente@dtascarl.it
International relations
Antonio Zilli
 antonio.zillidtascarl.it

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