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Distretto Aerospaziale della Campania

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies about 160 companies in January 2017 (21 are larger companies and 108 are SMEs)
Number of employees about 10,000
Number of research institutes 17
Other cluster members 13

Cluster Management

Mission of the Campania Aerospace District is to stimulate the collaboration among research centres, universities and firms in Campania Region to create concrete business opportunities and continuous occasions of growth and innovation. Education and training of young generation engineers and technicians complete the perimeter of action of DAC.

DAC is participated by 159 direct and indirect partners, including 21 large Companies (e.g.: Leonardo [former Finmeccanica], Magnaghi Aeronautica, DEMA, GEVEN, Atitech, Telespazio, etc.), 17 Research Centres (e.g.: CNR - National Research Council, CIRA - Italian Aerospace Research Centre, ENEA and the 5 Campania Universities) and 108 SMEs (most of which grouped into 8 Consortia).

Main Actors

Main industry actors
  • Alenia Aeronautica
  • Atitech
  • Leonardo Finmeccanica
  • ALA
  • DEMA
  • Magnaghi
  • GMA
  • MBDA
  • Telespazio
  • Sipal
  • Tecnotessile Adler
  • Vitrociset
  • Main research institutes
  • CIRA - Italian Reserch Aerospace Center
  • CNR
  • ENEA
  • INAF

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Strengths & Competences

    DAC represents an important element able to enhance the leading role of the Campania aerospace sector in the enabling technologies for new products of the Commercial Aviation, Business & General Aviation, Space and Launchers, Maintenance and Overhauling.

    Science & Research

    To initially implement its vertical role DAC has defined a strategic plan based on 10 research projects. They were conceived along the main route of research, technological development, and industrial application which the District members agreed upon:

    # Strategic program (research, development and education)

    1 CAPRI Landing gear with smart (electrical) actuation

    2 CERVIA Methods of virtual certification applied to innovative solutions

    3 FUSIMCO Hybrid Metal/Composite fuselage structures

    4 IMM Multifunctional material Interiors

    5 MAVER Advanced maintenance for regional aircraft

    6 MISTRAL Air-launchable micro-satellite with re-entry capability

    7 SCAVIR Advanced configuration for the development of an innovative regional vehicle

    8 STEP FAR Development of sustainable materials and technologies, robotized drilling, trimming and assembly processes

    9 TABASCO Low cost production technologies and processes for composite structures

    10 TELEMACO Technologies and electronic beam scanning systems within the millimetric band for airborne applications


    International Collaboration

    We are collaborating on the development of aerospace sector with:

    • Consulat General de France

    • Embassy of Canada

    • UK Trade & Investment

    • British Embassy, Naples Office

    • Italian Embassy, Bruxelles

    • BOI : The Board of Investment of Thailand

    • Association of China-Italy Entrepreneurs, Shanghai


    Main Challenges

    The District was established to favor the development of competitive capabilities within the Campania aerospace industry. It supports researches lead by industry, with a concrete industrial fall out in order to efficiently catch market opportunities and works for enhancing the position of the Campania Aerospace world on an global scenario and is strongly looking for possible international cooperation initiatives in the field of the Aerospace Research.

    We want to promote our aerospace sector, the networking capacity and we want to offer support to SME's development and internationalization to develop new partnerships, business relations and the participation to the main strategic European projects.