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Self-flying helicopters, smart aircrafts and propulsion systems for mini satellites: Wiener Neustadt as a global aerospace leader!
Among the driving forces of innovation are Diamond Aircraft, Schiebel Elektronik, ENPULSION and the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN). In the field of aerospace engineering, Wiener Neustadt has become an internationally recognised competence centre with great potential for growth and a dense network of players in business, research and education. Some 200 talents and experts are currently engaged in a series of ambitious showcase projects.
When it comes to state-of-the-art propulsion systems for mini satellites, highly qualified experts, new materials and components, smart aircrafts and autonomously flying helicopters, there is no way around the Technopol Wiener Neustadt. Even the European and American space agencies rely on specialists from Wiener Neustadt to test their new materials and components.
This is where the great benefits of the Lower Austrian concept of a technological hub – thematic concentration of economy, science and education at a single location – come to full effect.
Aerospace engineering at the Technopol Wiener Neustadt
Wiener Neustadt can look back on a long tradition in aerospace engineering and has been attracting aerospace pioneers ever since the creation of Austria’s first airfield in 1909. Today more than 1,000 jobs in the fields of research, education and manufacturing are closely related to aerospace engineering – numbers steadily increasing! Jürgen Heinrich, Managing Director at Diamond Aircraft and Martin Komarek, Head of Marketing, Public Relations and Multimedia at Schiebel Elektronik, have even greater plans of innovation and expansion. In the near future, the two companies will welcome a total of 200 new employees!
Nicole Dörr and her team of the Austrian Excellence Center for Tribology will combine two metal 3D printing technologies, functionalise their surfaces and integrate sensor technology in the next three years. This development will enable them to create new and innovative components, also for the field of aerospace engineering.
Carsten Scharlemann, Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, is in charge of the thriving research focus on nanosatellites. The Pegasus, for example, was co-developed by the Aerospace Engineering programme and has been successfully orbiting Earth since 2017.
The expert Alexander Reissner, CEO of the global Space Tech company ENPULSION, knows from experience how aerospace engineering can also become an innovation driver for the economy.
Andreas Geisler and Sabine Kremnitzer from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG provide information on subsidies and grants in aerospace engineering.