Hamburg is one of the world‘s leading locations for the civil aviation industry next to Seattle and Toulouse.
Aviation Industry Hamburg
More than 40,000 highly qualified employees are working in the industry. Its bundled competencies reflect all facets of aircraft construction, aircraft maintenance, and airport operations.
In addition to the three major companies – Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, and Hamburg Airport – more than 300 small and medium enterprises as well as numerous technological and scientific institutions contribute to Hamburg’s aviation expertise.
Airbus operates three sites in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Hamburg-Finkenwerder serves not only as delivery centre of the A380 megaliner, but also as production site of Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family. Buxtehude is the Airbus centre of competence of electronic cabin management systems such as CIDS, Stade is the competence centre for carbon fibre composites. Also located at Stade is the 100-per cent Airbus subsidiary KID-Systeme. Joined by the network of suppliers, they develop future-oriented construction methods and automated manufacturing processes in the growth market of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) at the CFK Valley Stade.
Lufthansa Technik is the leading provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft. With tailored maintenance programmes
and state-of-the-art repair methods, Lufthansa Technik ensures the unbroken
reliability and availability of its customers' fleets.