13.11.17 Company Mission to Seattle in occasion of PNAA's 17th Annual Aerospace Conference

Join Niedersachsen Aviation for a European company mission to the world's largest aerospac

13.11.17 First Brazilian Aerospace Business Summit in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

The Brazilian Aerospace Cluster and the EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership) will


Thomas Reppe
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LRT - Competence center for aerospace and space technology Saxony/Thuringia

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 178
Number of employees 6,800
Number of research institutes 47

Cluster Management

Organizational form registered association
Financing membership fees

Main Actors

Main industry actors
  • EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (Dresden)
  • IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH (Dresden)
  • AOA Apparatebau (Dresden)
  • jenaoptronik (Jena)
  • Hutchinson: KTN (Nobitz) + Olutex (Seifhennersdorf)
  • Main research institutes
  • TU Dresden (various Institutes)
  • Fraunhofer Institutes (IKTS-MD, IWS, IWU)

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Strengths & Competences

    The incorporated association "Competence center for aerospace and space technology Saxony/Thuringia" (LRT) represents the interests of companies and facilities in the field of aerospace in Saxony and Thuringia and strengthens the regional network of the industrial sector. LRT represent a major part of the regional Saxony and Thuringian companies which work in the aerospace field especially in the manufacturing, research and service sector. The activities should be used to promote developments in these areas to contribute to the creation and to the secure of workplaces in the future.

    • Outfitting and refitting airplanes
    • Component manufacturing for aerospace industry
    • Testing of airplane and space flight structures
    • Research and development projects in aerospace technology
    • Maintenance services
    • Air traffic and support of airplanes

    Science & Research

    • Development & qualification of aerospace technology
    • Material and structural testing
    • Advanced materials, especially composites, coating
    • Electrical, electronical and optical equipment

    Main Challenges

    • Bundling potentials of the regional aerospace industry to exploit synergistic effects and to broaden competences and expertise
    • Support forming networks for co-operation of research and development with regional industrial partners
    • Arranging contacts to strengthening the competitiveness particularly for small and medium enterprises