Programmes

NAG’s various programmes and clusters focus on collaboration between members, government and other stakeholders. The programmes are theme based and further information can be found on the updates or activities page, or by contacting the relevant contact person.

Overview of NAG programmes

The NAG regularly organises round table sessions focused on current & future developments in the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aero engines. Each session focuses on one particular theme considered to be relevant and of interest to the selected group of participants. The format of the NAG Aero Engine Round Table consists of a presentation by a key-note speaker followed by an in-depth discussion with the participants on the basis of tantalizing theorems.

Contact person: Wilma Pronk

The NAG organises various cross-sectoral workshops per annum. During these workshops, we look for ‘cross-overs’ between our and other sectors. Many promising initiatives for cross-sectoral collaboration come out of these sessions; across the boundaries of our own sector often come the freshest innovations.

Contact: Diana Nikolova

As part of the programme ‘Partners for International Business’ (PIB), the Dutch aerospace industry and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have signed a collaborative partnership under the name ‘D2RAGON’. The programme is focused on building a stable market position in the commercial aerospace industry in China. The organisations ADSE, DNW, Fokker, KVE, NLR and TenCate are participants in the cluster and the NAG is acting secretary. For more information: www.d2ragon.com.

Contact person: Wilma Pronk

The NAG organises a network meeting twice a year for everyone in Aerospace & Airport Development who work in Human Resources (HR). During these events, current topics in the area of HR are addressed. There is also room for discussions and networking.

Contact person: Diana Nikolova

The NAG organises a network meeting once or twice a year for everyone in Aerospace & Airport Development who works in quality control. During these events, current topics in the area of quality control are addressed. There is also room for discussions and networking.

Contact person: Diana Nikolova

The NAG organises a network meeting twice a year for all companies which work in the field of Aircraft Interiors. During these events, current topics in the area of interiors are addressed. There is also room for discussions and networking.

Contact person: Diana Nikolova

Companies, research institutes, airport operators and government work together within the ‘Innovation Airport’ programme in order to strengthen the Dutch airport sector by carrying out fundamental research on future airports and the design and creation of the best airports in the world. The NAG is involved in this programme which was initiated by the Delft University of Technology.

Contact person: Sjoerd Keizerwaard

Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland (LRN) is a foundation consisting of the Dutch aviation and aerospace industry’s major parties and organisations. LRN works to give this Dutch industrial sector one face and one voice when communicating to the political and decision-making bodies of the Dutch government. Joining forces gives the shared interests of innovation capacity, employment, and applied technology an extra dimension. For more information: www.luchtenruimtevaart.nl.

Contact person: Wilma Pronk

The NANDTB monitors and supervises compliance with EASA requirements regarding certification of NDT Level III personnel in the aviation industry according to EN4179. The NAG runs the secretariat of the NANDTB. For more information: www.ndt.aero.

Contact person: Wilma Pronk

Relatively few start-ups choose a future in aerospace and airport development. The NAG’s goal is to attract start-ups to do just that so that more innovations become available within the sector. If the start-up has a future in the sector, once they’ve decided to make the step, then the NAG will help them bring a product or service quickly onto the market.

Contact person: Diana Nikolova

In 2005, the Dutch aerospace sector and Airbus signed an MoU with the goal of promoting the participation of Dutch companies and institutions in new Airbus programmes through early strategic alignment of research and technological development. The steering committee for the Airbus MoU represents the Dutch aerospace industry with regard to Airbus. The NAG runs the secretariat for the steering committee for the Airbus MoU.

Contact person: Wilma Pronk