• Short distances to the world's third-largest civil aerospace location
  • Close proximity to Airbus in Hamburg and Bremen
  • Extensive industry and supplier network

Industry in brief

As part of the world's third-largest civil aerospace location, around 30 companies with around 800 employees are currently active in producing supplier parts in the state’s engineering sector. Products range from aircraft and cabin parts to coating individual components, fire gas sensors, special hoses and fixtures for assembly, as well as specialized research and development. Major industry examples include Mubea Aviation GmbH, RST Rostock System-Technik GmbH, AERO-Coating GmbH, Diehl Aerospace GmbH and AMAS Anlagenbau GmbH & AMAS Engineering GmbH.

Using the right thrust

With attractive funding programs, intensive research and development, qualified specialists and a productive industry network, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern lets your aviation investments take off.

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are funded generously in MV. In addition, new asset acquisition and production costs are subsidized. The state can provide up to 45% towards  establishing a business facility. As a full-service provider, we support you in applying for subsidies from MV and the EU. Please do not hesitate to ask us.

  • Research and development

    Technical innovations and innovative research are driving the aviation industry forward. In the home of the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal, there are several institutes that are helping to shape this change. In the aerospace research and development landscape in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the focus is predominantly on lightweight construction, plastics technology, fiber and plastic composites, and new materials.

    The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP in Rostock is increasingly conducting research in the areas of materials and production engineering. Their main focus is on optimizing composite fiber structures.

    The Institute of Polymer Technology (IPT) in Wismar regularly tests the properties of new composite plastics in its high-tech laboratories, cooperating constantly with industry executives. There is a particularly close exchange with regional companies. Many years of experience and modern equipment characterize the facilities. Together with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and wetransform, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Rostock is coordinating a research project on the integration of drones into airspace. The focus of this fAIRport project is the development of an open geodata platform.

    The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is one of the world's leading research institutes in the field of plasma physics, their fundamentals and technical applications. With currently about 200 scientists, engineers and other specialists, the INP is the largest non-university research institute on low-temperature plasmas in Europe. Research topics related to aerospace include plasma surface modification and thermal plasma technologies.

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Neustrelitz is involved navigation and satellite reception. About 110 employees work at the German Remote Sensing Data Center, the Remote Sensing Technology Institute, the Institute for Communication and Navigation and the Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics. As part of its efforts to develop young scientists, DLR also operates a School Lab at the site.

    With its research institutions and companies, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a state full of aerospace pioneers.

  • Workforce and networks

    Research at the Chair of Lightweight Structures at the University of Rostock is concerned with new adaptive components and material systems for the lightweight structures of the future. The focus here is on fiber-reinforced plastic composites as well as other composite materials. The chair forms a powerful focal point for practical training in lightweight construction.

    Aerospace-oriented companies from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have joined forces to form an aerospace industry network. The network bundles entrepreneurial activities in order to keep up with European developments both regionally and internationally. Currently, 22 companies are members including developers, producers and service providers such as RST Rostock System-Technik GmbH, Mubea Aviation Schwerin and AMAS GmbH from Neu Kalliß.

    Network companies from MV are brought together under the umbrella of Hanse Aerospace, the largest German association of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the aerospace industry in Germany. This gives them an internationally renowned partner that benefits the companies from the northeast in this complex industry.

    The saz - Schwerin Education and Training Center is a recognized and accredited educational service provider primarily for the plastics, electrical and metal industries. Its main focus areas are vocational orientation, joint training in the industrial-technical and commercial fields, and continuing education. In the saz, students get qualified in the entire range of plastics technology from laminating to injection molding and complete processes from design to machine operation and handling technology to quality control.

  • Investment location MV

    Ideal conditions for the aerospace industry

    • short distances to the aerospace hubs of Hamburg and Rostock
    • competitive location of your company
    • immediate proximity to Airbus in Hamburg and Bremen
    • modern construction methods and technologies in the region
    • proximity to research institutions
    • specialists in aerospace technology

Aerospace expertise in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Diehl Aerospace

    A joint venture of Diehl and Thales is active in aviation equipment with a wide portfolio. Innovative system solutions from cockpit to cabin are developed at the Rostock branch. In avionics, it covers systems for controlling and monitoring aircraft ...

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  • Mubea Aviation

    Mubea Aviation is a recognized component and subassembly supplier to the national and international aviation supply industry. The company produces structural components for all the models of the Airbus A320/ A330/ A340/ A380 families as well as the ...

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  • RST Rostock System-Technik

    RST Rostock System-Technik GmbH has been an integral part of Rostock as a business location for decades. With its 150 employees, the company offers engineering services and products in the fields of aerospace and industry worldwide. Their product ...

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