Aviation Valley

NEWS

31.07.17 The RUE AERO project is looking for a trainer.

RUE AERO (Reaching Up to Excellence in Aerospace Cluster Management) stems from one of the


18.07.17 Latest ECCP cluster matchmaking mission held during the Paris Le Bourget Aerospace Show

The latest European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) cluster matchmaking mission held


Contact

Andrzej Rybka
Szopena 51
35-959 Rzeszow
Poland

Ph   +48 17 850 19 35
Fax  +48 17 850 19 36
info(at)dolinalotnicza.pl

Website

www.dolinalotnicza.pl

SGPPL Dolina Lotnicza / Aviation Valley Association

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 12 large companies and 60 SMEs
Number of employees 22,000
Number of research institutes 1
Other cluster members 2
   

Cluster Management

Organizational form Non profit association
Financing member fees - 30 %
  EU projects – 65 %
  other – 5 %
   

Main Actors

Main industry actors
  • WSK “PZL-Rzeszów” S.A./ Pratt& Whitney
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  • PZL Świdnik
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  • PZL Mielec/ Sikorsky
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  • Hispano Suiza Polska Safran Group
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  • Goodrich Krosno
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  • MTU Aero Engines Polska
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  • + some key SME members
  • Main research institutes Rzeszow Technical University
      CAT "AeroNet – Aviation Valley"
       

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Strengths & Competences

    • Purely industry driven cluster
    • Self-financed
    • Independent from local politicians
    • Clear vision and goals
    • Strong leadership
    • Successful cooperation with academia ( CAT AERONET – Aviation Valley)
    • Reliable supply chain being developed
    • Creating training and learning centre,
    • FP7 Contact Point
    • Member of Enterprise Europe Network.

    Science & Research

    • Technology Foresight for Polish Aerospace Industry
    • Material Laboratory
    • AERONET R&D project
    • Two FP7 SME Association projects submitted.

    International Collaboration

    • ‘Wings for Region’ – aerospace clusters network
    • Letters of Intent signed with:
    • Member of EEN Aerospace Working Group
    • Co-organizer of Technology Days during Paris Air Show and Berlin Air Show
    • Various study visits and trade missions

    Main Challenges

    • to ensure sufficient number of engineers and other specialist in upcoming years ( Aviation Valley Virtual University, CEKSO Learning and Training Centre, Children University/ Exploratorium)
    • to develop efficient international supply chain ( Second level cluster - ‘ Greater Aviation Valley ‘ concept, cluster in cluster, trans-border cluster activities.
    • to increase participation in R&D projects
    • to secure stable and reliable future cluster financing