Niedersachsen Aviation


Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
Niedersachsen Aviation is the network for the promotion of aviation and aerospace industry.
Year of creation
2008
Region
4 public authorities (e.g. Regional Development Agencies)
Description of your aviation region
250
Number of research institutes
52
Numbers of public authorities
Niedersachsen Aviation is initiated by the federal Ministry for Economics, Labour and Transport. All Aerospace related public authorities are active network stakeholders.
Other cluster members
CFK Valley, Research Airport Braunschweig, Machining Innovations Network, Federal Aviation Office (LBA), German AeroClub DAeC, German Air Force
Number of employees of all aerospace actors
30,000
Organizational form
Cluster Initiative
Financing
Public
Main industry actors

Airbus, Premium Aerotec, MTU Maintenance, Broetje-Automation, Arconic, AutoGyro, Aerodata, Deharde Maschinenbau, KID-Systeme, TAI Germany, TÜV Nord, Sennheiser, Bosch Rexroth, Hexcel Composites and many more

Main research institutes

DLR – German Aerospace Center (18 institutes at 4 sites) Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL), DNW – German Dutch Wind Tunnels, Fraunhofer Institutes, LZH Laser Zentrum Hannover, Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Technical Universities Braunschweig, Clausthal and Hannover, OFFIS Institute, Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH)

Cluster Competence and Strategy


The main industry focus lies on aerostructures and lightweight solutions, mainly large fuselage components, vertical tail planes and wings. Manufacturing technologies play an important role, like automation technology and additive manufacturing which is heavily increasing in Niedersachsen. Another important sectors are general aviation and special aircraft.

Matchmaking, internationalization support (business missions, market overviews, etc.), network management, consulting on public funding opportunities, location marketing (trade shows)

Since 2009 Niedersachsen Aviation has a strong relationship with the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) in Seattle. There is a business mission every year with a constantly growing number of participants. European companies are welcome to join the mission. Niedersachsen Aviation is the point of contact for the Seattle region for the entire EACP.
Together with the southern German cluster bavAIRia Niedersachsen Aviation has launched the Supply Chain Excellence Initiative.

Contact Information Cluster Management


International relations
Norbert Steinkemper
 +49 (40) 355 103 424
 Steinkemperniedersachsen-aviation.com

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