Niedersachsen Aviation


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


Norbert Steinkemper
Geschäftsstelle Hamburg
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21079 Hamburg

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Niedersachsen Aviation

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 250
Number of employees 30,000
Number of research institutes 52 institutes at 9 universities and 5 independent private research organizations
Other cluster members Niedersachsen State Chancellery, Niedersachsen State Ministry for Economics, Labour and Transport, Niedersachsen State Ministry for Science and Culture, Niedersachsen Innovation Centre

Cluster Management

Organizational form Initiative, started in October 2008
Financing Public funding + private-public-partnership

Main Actors

Main industry actors Airbus, Premium Aerotec GmbH, MTU Maintenance, Hannover Airport, Hapag Lloyd Flug / TUIfly, Brötje Automation GmbH, Saertex Stade, Alcoa, AutoGyro
Main research institutes
  • Niedersachsen Institute of Technology, NTH
  • DLR - German Aerospace Center (Braunschweig, Göttingen, Trauen, Stade)
  • Technical University of Braunschweig Carolo-Wilhelmina
  • University of Hannover: 5 institutes
  • Technical University of Clausthal
  • Research Airport Braunschweig
  • CFRP Valley Stade, Composite Technology Center Stade, CFRP Campus Stade
  • Hannover Centre for Production Technology
  • OFFIS-Institute Oldenburg
  • Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Strengths & Competences

    • equipment + machinery, avionics
    • general + business aviation
    • structural component systems
    • materials, i.e. composites
    • air traffic management
    • maintenance, repair and overhaul
    • research + development
    • human resources + qualification

    Science & Research

    • Research center for CFRP / composite material in stade “CFK-Nord” next to CFK-Campus Nord (EADS, Airbus, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, CFK-Valley Stade, Dow Chemicals Germany)
    • Research Airport Braunschweig: center of competence in traffic safety and traffic management (+30 companies and institutions, i.e.: Aerodata AG, German Aerospace Center/DLR, Braunschweig Airport, GZVB, Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, TÜV NORD Akademie, DEKRA Akademie, VW Volkswagen Air Services, TU Braunschweig)
    • C²A²S²E - Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engineering (German Aerospace Center)

    International Collaboration

    • Founding member of EACP
    • Partnership with the North-American network "Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance" (Seattle)
    • Formal coorperation with Washington State (USA)

    Main Challenges

    • secure the economic future of the aeronautics industry in Niedersachsen and Northern Germany
    • develop new market access for Niedersachsens aeronautic industry
    • spread of technology used in the aeronautic industry into the whole mobility business.