On the 26 June 2015, the members of Hanse-Aerospace e.V. appointed a new Managing Committee. Ralph-Günther Matzen, the current managing director of MST Matzen Schlauch-Technik, Group was elected President. The managing director of ILS Integrierte Logistik-Systeme GmbH, Ingo Martens will continue to serve as Vice President. The other Managing Committee members are Steffen Heuser (BUSINESS TUNE-UP GmbH), Alexander Hörstel (HUTCHINSON Aerospace GmbH) and Meik Wyschka (Head of TUJA Aviation at TUJA Zeitarbeit GmbH). The former President Uwe Gröning (Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH) will remain on the board as Honorary President.
Hanse Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo
Hamburg is the most important site for the civil aviation industry in Germany and the central hub of competence for everything concerning the aircraft cabin. This is especially true during the Aircraft Interiors Expo - the world?s largest trade fair for aircraft interior fittings, which took place between 14 and 16 April 2015 this year.
Just as every year, the Hanse Pavilion had a central location in Hall 6, Stand 6B90 at the exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition found 74 innovative small and midsize businesses and suppliers who have specialised in aviation and, in this case in particular, the interior fittings of aircraft. There were plenty of innovative products for visitors to discover. Focal points were saving weight and energy (such as the LED lighting system from AES and the extra-light steel screws from Click Bond), comfort (such as the mattress pads in the first class cabin from FoamPartner), VIP interior, inflight entertainment, safety, engineering, logistics, product support and tests.
Hamburg Aviation, the aviation cluster for the metropolitan Hamburg region, and HECAS - Hanseatic Engineering & Consulting Association, the cooperation portal SCAN and AVIPEO - Aviation People, the new network for people working in aviation around the world, were also exhibiting alongside the members of Hanse-Aerospace e.V. at the Hanse Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Small and medium-sized suppliers in the aviation industry find themselves under ever increasing pressure. Margins are getting smaller and large companies are passing their commercial risks on to suppliers (so-called "risk sharing") so that the survival of a significant number of companies is under threat, at least in terms of their aviation operations. The aviation association Hanse-Aerospace estimates that up to 26,000 jobs with suppliers and service providers are at risk in the north German aviation industry. Hanse-Aerospace is therefore calling for more support for small to medium-sized enterprises in the aviation industry.
New contact details
New telefone numbers for the Hanse-Aerospace office:
Phone: +49 (0) 40 600 88 57 30
Fax: +49 (0) 40 600 88 57 50
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