Aviation Valley

NEWS

05.10.17 CATEC develops a pioneering aerial contact technology by using drones

A drone designed by the Center for Advanced Aerospace technologies (CATEC) performs very a


07.09.17 AERTEC - International Airport Congress

AERTEC Solutions is organizing an International Airport Congress in Malaga which will brin


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