As part of “Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland (LRN) the NAG started discussions with the program committees of the various political parties on the basis of its election manifesto entitled “The Netherlands earns (with) the aerospace industry.”
The elections for the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) are planned in 2017. It is important for our industry that our next government is aware of the importance of the aerospace industry. On this basis future policies can be formed that can make available sufficient funds for innovation (and thus the competitive ability) to support and stimulate our companies and universities.
To contribute to a green and safe environment we ask for a matter expert government as a partner supporting our industry sector with specific funds to enable innovation internationally. The election manifesto (only in Dutch) gives the background of our question to the political parties.
Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland (LRN) is the umbrella organization of universities, companies and trade associations in the Dutch aerospace including the NAG. LRN represents our aerospace sector as well as an ecosystem within the top sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) as such.