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


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Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen
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Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 550 (out of which 90% are SMEs)
Number of employees 61.000 (incl. airlines/airports)
Number of research institutes Research: 18
Other cluster members  

Cluster Management

Organizational form e.V. (association)
Financing Public funding from Bavarian state government (60%), member fees, consulting & project funding, EU sources (40%)

Main Actors

Main industry actors EADS Defence & Security, Eurocopter, MTU aero engines, Premium Aerotec, Diehl, Liebherr, IABG, EADS Astrium, MT Aerospace, Kayser-Threde, Grob Aircraft
Main research institutes DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, TU München, Universität der Bundeswehr, various Fraunhofer Institutes, Max Planck Institutes, Hochschule München

Cluster Competences and Strategy

Strengths & Competences

The Bavarian aerospace cluster covers almost complete value chains in various aerospace segments. Bavaria´s strengths are the manufacture of aero engines, aerostructures, weapons systems, “more electric aircraft” components, avionics components, aircraft interiors, cargo compartment solutions, simulation & training systems, avionics, satellites, launcher components, GMES.

Science & Research

Details confidential, research projects with involvement of bavAIRia, the cluster management organisation, in the project initiation process were started and are prepared in the fields of “more electric engine”, “more electric aircraft”, aerostructures, avionics, aircraft interiors, cargo compartment solutions, avionics, small and micro satellites, GMES, mainly funded by regional and national funds.

International Collaboration

  • Region of Quebec
  • Bangalore
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Shanghai
  • Russia

Main Challenges

Strong participation of smaller players (< 1.000 employees) in global supply chains • delegations to, partnerships with international regions with strong OEMs
Workforce • initiation of various projects at regional and national level