Economic Clusters Aviation
Hamburg is one of the world’s most important locations for the civil aviation industry.
Hamburg Aviation Cluster
Aviation in Hamburg can look back on more than 100 years of tradition. The foundation stone of the first airship hangar in Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel was laid in 1911.
A hundred years later, in January 2011, the corporate and academic worlds and the state government came together to officially found the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region Association. Along with the three major companies – Airbus, Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport – more than 300 suppliers as well as various technological and scientific institutions contribute their expertise to the cluster. Together, they cover all areas of aircraft construction, aircraft maintenance and airport operations. Altogether, more than 40,000 specialists are employed in the aviation industry. Their goals and strategic decisions are determined and made by the Hamburg Aviation Board, and Hamburg Aviation Services is the association’s central office, taking care of the various tasks of operational management.
The common goal is to make aviation even more economical, ecological, comfortable, reliable and flexible. This strategy helped the network receive the Federal Government accolade of Leading-Edge Cluster, earning them 40 million Euros in research funding. In addition, Hamburg Aviation was honoured with the GOLD Label by the European Commission's ECEI Initiative in 2014, recognising it as one of Europe’s best managed clusters.
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