Aviation Industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


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.

Optimal possibilities for basic and further training

The sector is also excellently positioned in the area of training and research. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern possesses its own funding programme for research and development. Rostock is home to the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Large Structures in Production Engineering, Greifswald to the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology – one of the leading worldwide research institutes in the field of physical plasma.  
The Berufsfortbildungswerk (bfw) offers good possibilities for further training in aeronautical professions. Rostock/Laage Airport is the training location both for Bundeswehr Eurofighter pilots and Lufthansa pilots. In 2018, Lufthansa underwent expansion, thereby doubling the number of its trainees.

The benefits to you

  • Locational advantage: proximity to the aviation centre of Hamburg as well as its international airport
  • A large number of aerospace companies in the state
  • A separate state-controlled funding programme for research and development
  • The German Aerospace Center (DLR) operates a Remote Sensing Centre in Neustrelitz

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Success stories from the aviation industry

ZIM Flugsitz Zimmermann - Angelika Zimmermann, Geschäftsführerin

ZIM Flugsitz

Angelika Zimmermann, Managing Director:
"Production of our aircraft seats at our Schwerin facility has started well. We benefited from various advantages offered by the location in the process of setting up here."

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BVS Systemtechnik

Harald Steiner, Managing Director:
"We perceive this expansion to Schwerin as a very positive move. In my 28 years as an entrepreneur, I have not experienced such commitment to a business project."

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The joint venture of Diehl and Thales offers a wide range of services in the areas of aviation equipment. In the Rostock branch innovative system solutions are developed from the cockpit to the cabin.

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Contact Partner

Marc Altkrüger

Marc Altkrüger


Aviation and Turkey

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 40
Cell: +49 (171) 560 44 58
E-mail: altkrueger@invest-in-mv.de


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Juliane Ahrens

Team Leader

Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Industry, Aerospace Industry, Logistics, Chemical industry

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 48
Cell: +49 (171) 561 08 79
E-mail: ahrens@invest-in-mv.de