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Aerospace

Excellence in aviation, aerospace, and space applications

Bavaria is one of the most prestigious aviation and aero­space locations in Europe. Approximately 38,000 employ­ees generate a turnover of more than €11 billion a year. Bavaria stands for total system capacity and covers the complete value chain in the civil as well as military avi­ation and aerospace segments – from research and de­velopment to production to in-service support and service providers, such as users of aerospace data.

The enterprise landscape ranges from small innovative suppliers to multinational groups; with 18 Bavarian re­search institutes and universities, the research infrastruc­ture is optimally formed. An extensive start-up community is developing in Bavaria, benefiting from good contacts with customers and clients as well as extensive support on the way to market entry.

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Objectives and focus areas

Aviation, aerospace, and aerospace applications are im­portant growth and innovation drivers for the Bavarian economy. bavAIRia e. V. headquartered in Oberpfaffen­hofen has extended its cluster management with over 320 members since it was founded in 2006. The predomi­nant objective is to increase international competitiveness of the industry in Bavaria. Prioritized action fields include strategic direction, technology transfer, marketing/interna­tional visibility, supply chain management, and the training and further education of specialists. Various event formats are offered, such as working groups, seminars, and ba­vAIRia business breakfasts devoted to current topics, for example, digitalization, project management, and export control.

Current key topics in aviation

  • Networking industry players on current topics
  • Pursuing current issues under Bavaria’s aviation/aerospace strategy (unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), supply chain management, Copernicus, GNSS)
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • National and international projects with Bavarian industry partners and research institutions

The cluster has an extensive network of contacts with companies, research institutions, ministries, public author­ities, aerospace agencies, and cluster organizations both domestically and abroad, which is used in particular to support internationalization.

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[Translate to English:] Johann Heitzmann

Johann Heitzmann

Cluster Spokesman
President HeiTechConsulting

[Translate to English:] Andreas Gundel

Andreas Gundel

Cluster Spokesman
Head of New and Cross-Sector Technologies

[Translate to English:] Frank Negretti

Frank Negretti

Cluster Spokesman
Partner FUTURE – Die Unternehmensentwickler GmbH; Partner HEADSAHEAD GmbH

[Translate to English:] Peter Schwarz

Peter Schwarz

Cluster Managing Director