The aerospace sector faces a great challenge to innovate (sustainable aviation ambitions) but also to survive until these innovations are implemented. The sector is one of the long haul and it is important that the Dutch government and other public partners are connected and visible to the sector. Only together can we put the Netherlands on the map as a frontrunner in making aviation more sustainable and can we achieve the ambition as stated in the Airbus MoU to deliver 5% of the life cycle value of future sustainable aircraft.
Partners in International Business (PIB)
The aerospace sector, like other sectors, is facing many challenges. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel, airports, the supply chain and the necessary adaptations have impacted the sector enormously. Further challenges lie in the necessary steps to reach the goals for the coming decades, 2030: CO2 emission to the level of 2005 and zero emission for ground handling, 2050: CO2 emission reduced to 50% of the level of 2005 and domestic aviation to zero emission, 2070: zero emission for the entire aviation. The transition to sustainable aviation will give rise to new demands, changes in the existing supply chain, new players and OEMs with new supply chains and new business opportunities in leading aerospace countries Germany and France.
The Dutch aerospace sector is especially innovative with a proven triple helix approach and stands a real chance to acquire a position with matching earning power in the current race to sustainable future of aviation. This public private partnership and the connected consortium will contribute to the realization of the Dutch business opportunities in the next three years and will ensure a long-term position for the Dutch innovations and companies in the future supply chain of sustainable aviation. The PIB and the cooperation with the consortium will contribute to the realization of the Dutch business chances in the coming three years and will position the Dutch aerospace industry in the future supply chain of the future sustainable aviation.
PIB Dutch Aces
Dutch aerospace ecosystem and government join hands in signing of new aerospace PIB programme: Dutch ACES will start in 2022. The Partners for International Business (PIB) is a support programme of the Dutch government, in which Dutch companies cooperate in a public-private partnership to achieve international ambitions to position Dutch solutions in the international market. The programme will foster the cooperation in aerospace between the Netherlands, Germany and France as well as work on the innovations needed for the further steps in sustainable aviation. The PIB aims to add to the Dutch goals of ‘Solving Global Challenges Together”. The PIB Dutch ACES stands for Aligned ambition, Creative Dutch Solutions, Excellence in delivery, for a Sustainable aviation. The PIB Dutch ACES programme aims to add to the further steps in sustainable aviation. On February 11, 2022, this new PIB was signed in a ceremony at SAM|XL on the TU Delft Campus in the presence of the participating companies, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Paris and Berlin, the NL Innovation Attaché Network, as well as the Netherlands Business Support Offices in Nantes and Hamburg.
The aerospace sector, like other sectors, is facing many challenges. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel, airports, the supply chain and the necessary adaptations have affected the sector enormously. Further challenges lie in the necessary steps to reach the goals for the coming decades, 2030: CO2 emission to the level of 2005 and zero emission for ground handling, 2050: CO2 emission reduced to 50% of the level of 2005 and domestic aviation to zero emission, 2070: zero emission for the entire aviation. Last Friday the Dutch, German and French governments were amongst European countries who together with the whole industry signed the Toulouse declaration. The declaration recognizes the importance of aviation in ensuring and improving regional and global multimodal connectivity for Europe and the rest of the world as well as reaffirming the commitments set out in the Declaration of the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition agreed at COP26. The declaration refers also to Destination 2050. Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre and SEO Amsterdam Economics provided the scientific basis for this pathway. The transition to sustainable aviation will give rise to new demands, changes in the existing supply chain, new players and OEMs with new supply chains and new business opportunities in leading aerospace countries Germany and France.
The PIB-cluster starts with seven companies who are part of the Dutch aerospace ecosystem. The companies are: ADSE, Aeronamic, Airborne, GKN Fokker, KVE Composites Group, Royal NLR, Pronexos, Surface Treatment, Toray Advanced Composites and Technology Park Ypenburg, supported by the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and Infrastructure and Water Management. Together these companies will strive to position the Netherlands as an innovative and reliable partner in the coming challenges in the aerospace market in France and Germany.
Find the press release for the signing ceremony on 11 February 2022 here.
PIB Brazil for Sustainable and Innovative Airport Development (SIAD) 2023-2025
The PIB (Partnership International Business) is a collaborative market development program. Both the government and the private sector are organizing concrete actions to create and support market opportunities for the members. For this PIB the NAG, its members, RVO and the Dutch Embassy in Brazil have defined a support program to develop the market chances for the Airport Development members.
Why the Brazilian airport market?
During the airport innovation mission in April 2022 it became apparent that the Airport Development market in Brazil is highly attractive for Dutch companies. This innovation mission was initiated by the positive results of the market survey that was recently done by the Dutch embassy in Brasilia. In particular the privatization and concessions is driving huge opportunities for modernization of the airports. Also the absence of other transport means in this vast country makes this a sound case for setting up this joint effort in this PIB. Developing a market collectively is one of the strengths of the NAG. A joint PIB approach will increase the chances by bringing together complementary capabilities, sharing network and sharing intelligence. The local embassy with local experienced support staff will contribute to the program by organizing activities and opening the right doors.
Ansart, Deerns, NACO, SACO Airport Equipment, To70, Unified International, Vanderlande, RVO and the NAG have signed a covenant for a two year program to develop the market for sustainable airport development, for consultancy, processes and systems. The overall objective is to improve the general position of the Netherlands as an innovative, reliable partner in facing the sustainability challenges in airport development and infrastructure. With the unique Dutch integrated approach, innovative companies and triple helix collaboration, the Dutch airport development and infrastructure sector will be positioned as a prime partner in the coming challenges and transition. After two years we expect to have captured a significant part of the market that matches the capabilities of the cluster partners. Thereby creating a solid starting position to strengthen the market position in de following decade for this multi-billion$ market.
The main actions consist of branding and promotion of the Dutch capabilities and connecting the partners to the appropriate parties on the right level. Therefore we will organize workshops, seminars, outgoing and incoming missions. A liaison will be established to support the partners with market intelligence and business development Economic diplomacy will help to maintain a constructive relationship and a sound understanding of the processes and risks.
The PIB is open for new partners who are active in the market of sustainable airport development and share the believe of developing the market collectively. Please contact the NAG, the coordinator of this PIB, if you are interested to join this ambitious program.