The NAG is the trade association for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands and active in aerospace & airport development. The NAG has more than 100 members who together represent 95% of the Dutch aviation industry’s revenue. The NAG’s mission is to continuously optimise the Dutch aviation industry’s ability to compete internationally. To realise this collective ambition worldwide, the NAG supports this sector through the development of expert knowledge, advocacy, access to the national and international market, and an extensive network.
With members in Airport Development & Infrastructure, Aircraft Manufacturing and Aircraft Maintenance, we operate within the whole aviation transport system. The NAG has an extensive national and international network that is put to use for its members. We help our members with knowledge development, to expand their network, and (international) business opportunities and connect them through our national and international activities.
Knowledge development is an important part within the NAG. We have various special interest groups with who we share interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge. From sharing knowledge, experiences to jointly looking for solutions and possible collaborations.
International business support
The market for members is chiefly abroad. Therefore, the NAG organises trade missions both to and from countries that have (potential) clients. Meeting clients and partners also occurs through participation in all relevant aviation trade shows with national pavilions. Supporting organisations in the UK, Turkey and Brazil take care of market knowledge, from first meetings to continuing business cases.
The strong presence of NAG staff in the national and international market has ensured an extensive network with governments and businesses that is continually updated. This network is essential to members and is actively shared, putting members in a preferential position to cooperate with each other against mutual competition. The sharing of each other’s network is therefore common practice within the NAG.
Our network: National, European & Global
Through the NAG and members’ network, expert knowledge and skills are made available to the sector and the market is made accessible. The network is the organisation’s most important asset and therefore receives all the attention:
The NAG has representatives that support members with developing businesses in the following countries: UK, Turkey and Brazil;
The NAG is recognised by the Dutch government as the face of the Dutch aviation industry. The NAG represents the interests of the Dutch aviation industry within the European cluster organisation EACP. We are directly involved in regional developments within the EACP and the European trade association ASD.
Representation and lobbying
Aviation is strategically important for the development of regions and countries. Therefore, the government is an important partner in virtually all aspects of the aviation industry, including regulatory measures, skills development and innovations. The NAG is recognised by the Dutch government as the body representing the interests of this sector.
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.
Members of the NAG are at the forefront of the aviation industry in the fields of new materials, production technology, maintenance efficiency, airport development, and the passenger experience during flights and in airports. To stay at the forefront of the industry, members work closely together and development programmes are carried out involving several years’ commitment by research institutes, industry and government in order to realise the desired objectives.
With the National Growth Fund, the government will invest € 20 billion over the next 5 years in projects that ensure long-term economic growth. This concerns projects in the field of research, (knowledge) development, innovation and infrastructure. The National Growth Fund is an initiative of the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate and Finance.
With our proposal on behalf of the Dutch Aerospace sector, we aim to accelerate the transition to sustainable aviation. This plan not only contributes to the climate goals, but also promotes economic growth. The aerospace sector can distinguish itself in this way towards customers, who are going to set increasingly higher sustainability requirements. The scaling up of sustainable aviation fuels will also contribute to the transitions in the Dutch process industry and ports. In addition, the production of new systems for aircraft and the development of the airport operation will provide more employment.
In the plan, we make concrete the steps that lead to zero-emission aviation by 2050. This concerns, for example, the development of completely new sustainable aircraft and aircraft systems, the development of sustainable aviation fuels, the renewal of aviation operations, new research and more involvement from the government.
Sustainability is key. The NAG supports its members by enabling them to contribute to the reduction of aviation emissions, speeding up the transition process and paving the way to circular production and MRO. We do this by:
- Bringing all parties involved in education, R&D institutes and industry together in one national association,
- Working together with the government to create Public Privat Partnerships for R&D programmes,
- Being an active member of the High Tech Systems and Materials community, connecting cross-sectoral knowledge to the aerospace challenges,
- Connecting the Dutch aerospace ecosystem to the OEM’s to achieve long-term cooperation programmes for sustainable aviation..