Wide range of products
With its aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal born and bred in the state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can look back on an aviation history steeped in tradition. Furthermore, the first ever flight of a jet-propelled aircraft in the world took place in Rostock in 1939. In keeping with this tradition, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has established itself as an attractive location for today's aerospace industry.
There are currently some 50 companies active here in the manufacture of supply parts and in technical engineering. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers suppliers a significant locational advantage – particularly due to the proximity with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the aviation centre of Hamburg. As far as products manufactured in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are concerned, these include the coating of individual parts, combustion gas sensors, special hoses and special fixtures for assembly through to special research and development tasks. Starting from the favourable regional position relative to the aviation centre of Hamburg and supported by specific relocation accompaniment in contact to Airbus, quite a few SME suppliers have either directly resettled (or established subsidiary companies) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in recent years. The most important representatives of the sector include Flamm Aerotec GmbH, RST Rostock System-Technik GmbH, AERO-Coating GmbH Coating Technologies and Diehl Aerospace in Rostock. Furthermore, in March 2017, ZIM Flugsitz GmbH started production of aircraft seats in the Schwerin Industrial Park.