Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business that designs, manufactures and maintains propulsion systems for civil and military aviation. It is the center of excellence for the entire General Electric group in the field of mechanical transmissions and low-pressure turbines. It employs more than 5,500 people at its headquarters at Rivalta di Torino, where its largest production plant is also located, and at its other major plants in Brindisi and Pomigliano d'Arco (Naples). Abroad, it has a plant and a test center in Poland and a plant in Czech Republic. Founded in 1908, the company has overcome many technological challenges in over a century of history. Continuous investments in research and development and an established network of relationships with leading universities and international research centers have enabled Avio Aero to develop technological and manufacturing excellence recognized across the globe: an achievement borne out by a range of collaborative partnerships with key operators in the global aviation industry.
MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, with core competencies in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames, manufacturing processes and repair techniques. MTU plays a key role in the new engine market through its partnership in many international development, manufacturing and sales programs, to which it contributes its high-tech components. One third of the global fleet of passenger airliners relies on components supplied by MTU.
SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP gives people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables more than 440,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. For more information, please visit www.sap.com .
Boeing has been a dedicated partner of the German aerospace industry for many decades. In fact, Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder William Boeing, immigrated to the United States from Hohenlimburg, Germany, in 1868. Today, The Boeing Company is a strong contributor to the German economy, sustaining thousands of jobs through its supply chain and other activities. Germany is a key market for Boeing commercial and defense products and services as well as for research and technology partnerships. With 1000+ employees and 11 locations in the country including two research sites — the Boeing Research & Technology office in Munich and the Digital Solutions & Analytics Lab in Frankfurt — Boeing invests in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects with German industry, universities and research organizations.
Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. Our purpose is to pioneer the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We believe in the positive, transforming power of technology. Now, that task is more urgent than ever and our technology will play a fundamental role in enabling the transition to a low carbon global economy.
At SCHAEFFLER Aerospace we develop and manufacture high-precision special bearing systems and precision components for aircraft engines, helicopters, and space applications as well as for special applications with high performance requirements (e.g. turbochargers) or applications with the highest possible reliability requirements (e.g. medical technology). In addition, we offer our customers a bearing diagnosis and reconditioning service, enabling them to benefit from lower life cycle costs and the same high level of reliability as for new bearings.
Clean Sky 2
Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Clean Sky’s long-term vision is to enable the EU aviation sector to reach complete climate neutrality by 2050. Achieving such an ambitious goal requires sector-wide cooperation, and Clean Sky engages SMEs, universities, research centres and the aviation industry to deliver ground-breaking results. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and in alignment with the European Green Deal, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness by delivering innovative solutions for the aviation sector.
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Air transport is a key driver for European integration and economic prosperity, and key to connecting Europe’s citizens, businesses, communities and cultures. However, Europe’s aviation and air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure is outdated, unable to respond effectively and sustainably to changes in traffic demand and diversity of air vehicles that are taking to the skies.
While an energy transition is the only way in the long term to ensure carbon neutral air transport, the aviation infrastructure can be modernised at a more rapid pace, making air transport smarter, more sustainable, connected and accessible to all. The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking is developing the technological solutions to make this transformation a reality. It works with all actors in the aviation value chain to define a common modernisation roadmap and has delivered a comprehensive set of solutions to make ATM more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable and resilient in the long run (see examples).
This partnership approach has given Europe greater influence in the global aviation arena, particularly in setting international standards and shaping the Global Air Navigation Plan of the Delivering smart and sustainable air transport for all!
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).