Fast facts

160 companies & research institutions

7,000+ employees

$1.48 billion annual turnover

Core competencies

  • Freighter aircraft conversion
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Lightweight materials technology
  • Electronics, testing
  • Sensor technology
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Production technologies, tool making
  • Qualification, validation
  • Simulation
  • Full-size structural testing

Parts produced

  • Composite filament windings
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Flat composite sandwich components
  • Fire detection equipment
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Thermal acoustic insulation
  • Water supply/waste disposal

Research centers

Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
  • Institute for Aerospace Engineering (ILR)
  • Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK)
  • Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISM)
  • Center for Aeronautics and Astronautics (UZLR)
  • Rolls-Royce University Technology Center for Lightweight Structures, Materials, Design (UTC)

Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD)

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW)

Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology Chemnitz (IWU)

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS)

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems Klotzsche (IKTS)

Saxon Textile Research Institute Chemnitz (STFI)

Saxony/Thuringia Aerospace Technology Competence Center (LRT)

Sources: www.invest-in-saxony.com; https://tu-dresden.de; www.lrt-sachsen-thueringen.de; www.dresden.de/en/business/location/branches/aviation-industry.php