Achieving a total turnover of 24.7 billion Euros and employing a direct labor force of around 95,400 in 2010, German aerospace industry does not only represent a national key industry. Moreover, combining almost all strategic key technologies, it is also a warrantor for Germany’s international technology leadership and export success. Aerospace industry functions as a significant driver of economic growth and delivers leading-edge products for commercial, para-public and governmental demands worldwide.
With new markets emerging and new challenges rising in defense and security on various continents, competition within industry is becoming global. OEMs and aerospace suppliers need to systematically enlarge their business networks, to intensify existing business relations and to optimize their supply chain.
Dietmar Schrick, Managing Director of the BDLI states: “With a total of 56 BDLI member companies exhibiting at the world’s biggest aerospace exhibition in Le Bourget, our national aerospace industry once again takes the chance to demonstrate its impressive engineering and innovation capabilities, which laid the foundation for an excellent reputation among customers and industrial partners all over the globe. There are no better platforms than leading international aerospace exhibitions to do so. Among the Big Three worldwide, Paris Air Show is surely the one with the biggest international reach, which makes it essential for German aeronautic enterprises to be there”.
He adds: “The German aerospace companies exhibiting at Paris Air Show have successfully coped with the challenges of changing international market environments through excellent performance and high competitiveness, coupled with a background of international industrial cooperation. All these assets, together with up-to-date production facilities and a highly qualified as well as experienced workforce, make Germany’s aerospace companies an excellent strategic choice for any business partner worldwide”.