Aviation IndustryDresden has developed a small, yet innovative and internationally recognized aviation industry.
The companies' core competencies lie in:
- converting, servicing and repairing aircraft
- developing, manufacturing and testing aerospace components
As the global air cargo volume rises, freighter conversion is a particularly promising market. More than 3,000 cargo aircraft are required to meet demand. Three quarters of the demand for cargo aircraft can be met by converted passenger planes.
With direct access to Dresden-Klotzsche airport and a direct connection to interstates and the rail network, infrastructural conditions are ideal for the industry.
Dresden's aviation industry is heavily research-driven. At Dresden University of Technology the Center for Aeronautics and Astronautics unites aerospace-related skills from various branches of study.
The Saxon/Thuringian Aerospace Technology Competence Center (LRT e.V.) provides a network of businesses and research facilities to support the industry in a targeted manner.
- Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH: converts passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft (market leader), develops and manufactures flat lightweight components, services and repairs aircraft from the entire Airbus family
- IABG Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH: analysis and test facility for the aviation industry and the ministry of defense, including structural fatigue tests on the A380