Aerospace is one of the future-oriented industries. For example, the prime players Airbus and Boeing expect 33,000 to 39,000 new aeroplanes until 2035.
This also is beneficial for the aviation location of Styria: More than 80 Styrian companies, which are operating in aerospace industry, generate sales volumes of more than Euro 360 million a year – and have about 1,500 employees. The content related priorities of the partner companies of the Mobility Cluster ACstyria are those of cabin interiors, structural components, the drivetrain, materials and lightweight construction.
Thanks to such research institutions as FH JOANNEUM Aviation (FH = Fachhochschule = University of Applied Sciences), TU Graz (Graz University of Technology), Montanuniversität Leoben (Leoben University) (materials) or Joanneum Research, such competence centres as PCCL (Polymer Competence Center Leoben) as well as such highly innovative flagship companies as BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik (Forging Technology), PANKL Aerospace Systems Europe or MAGNA STEYR, aerospace industry is well prepared for the future.
Special features of Styrian aerospace industry:
– supplier industry with a high value-added depth: from Tier 1 to the manufacturer of parts;
– four main product groups: cabin interiors, materials and lightweight construction, powertrain and aerospace technology;
– high competence in high-precision processing of conventional and new aerospace materials (steel, aluminium, titanium, Inconel, magnesium, composite materials, plastics, …);
– research and development hotspot for materials and lightweight construction;
– high synergy potential with the Styrian automotive and rail traffic industries