Aviation industry in the Netherlands
During the 20th century, 1600 airliners were built by the Dutch and its national carrier KLM has been in operation since 1919. Every year, more than 50 million passengers fly from Schiphol Airport to 317 destinations. The Netherlands has a leading position in Europe in the area of airport innovation and logistics and, associated with that, also a thriving industry in aircraft maintenance.
In addition to its strong position in civil aviation, the Netherlands is also a partner in the development of the F35 and parts of this military aircraft are produced in this country.
LRN – Interviews (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Marktgrootte (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Ambitie (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Innoveren (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Verdienmodel (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Customer (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Revolving Fund (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Andere landen (Dutch)
LRN factsheet Icoon Projecten (Dutch)
Dutch aviation landscape
Facts & Figures
The NAG is the trade association for Aerospace & Airport Development for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands. With more than 100 members, the NAG covers 95% of the Dutch aviation industry’s turnover.
Development—Science & Technology
- The TU Delft (Technical University Delft) has the largest aerospace facility in Europe.
- ESTEC is the European research centre for the European Space Agency.
- The Dutch Aerospace Centre (NLR) is the national research centre which houses, among other things, the wind-tunnels in which aircraft from throughout the world are tested.
- YES!Delft has 4th place in Europe as a start-up incubator.
- The Netherlands has the world’s 5th most competitive economy.
- To double in size in the field of aircraft construction—this to be achieved partly through the acquisition of new aircraft platforms and/or higher tier levels in the supply chain, but also at subsystem levels, particularly in emerging economies.
- To acquire a leading position in the global market for aircraft maintenance, partly through the development of revolutionary maintenance concepts to meet the needs of aircraft users.
- To achieve a hub position in the field of component and systems maintenance.
- To be the number one specialist in aircraft materials for the global aviation industry.
- To contribute to climate-neutral aviation by 2040 through innovative solutions for cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft and through more environment-friendly maintenance concepts.
- To be the largest airport technology supplier in the world.
LRN (Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland)
The following organisations have an active participation in LRN:
Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Air Traffic Control the Netherlands
NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
Delft University of Technology
The NAG runs the secretariat of LRN: www.luchtenruimtevaart.nl