Great interest in the Lower Saxony-Russia Aerospace Forum

More than 70 experts from Russia and Germany took part in the Lower Saxony-Russia Aerospace Forum on 19 May 2021. The online event was organised by the Representative Office of the State of Lower Saxony in the Russian Federation and the State Initiative “Niedersachsen Aviation” in the run-up to the International Aerospace Salon MAKS-2021, which will take place in Zhukovsky in the Moscow region from 20 to 25 July 2021.

During the forum, the head of the Lower Saxony representative office Anna Urumyan and Gerit Schulze from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) gave a comprehensive overview of the aerospace industry in the Russian Federation. They also shared information about the prospects for the Russian economy in post-Corona times, current industry developments and possible areas for cooperation.

Lower Saxony's potential was presented by Ralf Pospich, Head of the international department of the federal state's Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation.

Mirja Schüller, head of trade fairs and exhibitions at the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), informed the Forum participants about possibilities of participating in the International Aerospace Salon MAKS-2021.

Representatives of Aerodata AG, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH and Broetje-Automation GmbH reported on their activities and presented cooperation opportunities to the Russian audience. On the Russian side, representatives of the Zhukovsky Research Centre, the IRKUT Corporation and the Aviation Cluster of the Ulyanovsk region presented potential cooperation variants.

If you are interested in the aviation industry, would like to open up a new market, or if you are looking for a partner or expert in Germany or Russia – please contact us. We will be very happy to support you in establishing contacts and cooperations.



The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which takes place this year from 20 to 25 July, is one of the largest events in Russia. Together with the Aérosalon in Le Bourget, the Farnborough International Airshow, ILA Berlin and the air shows in Dubai and China, MAKS belongs to the largest aviation shows in the world.

The trade fair in the Moscow region is an international meeting place for more than 140,000 industry experts. In total, the organisers expect 570,000 participants. More than 800 exhibitors from 30 countries will show their products in the exhibition halls and on 160,000 square metres of open space.


Aerospace Location Lower Saxony

In Lower Saxony, more than 30,000 employees are working in the aerospace industry and its value chain. With more than 250 companies, airports and airlines at over 350 locations, Lower Saxony is one of the top aerospace locations in Europe, and with 52 institutes at 9 universities and 5 independent research facilities, it is also one of the leading international aerospace research locations. From new materials to innovative solutions in air traffic management or innovative recycling solutions for large passenger aircraft, Lower Saxony offers customized products and services in all sectors of the aerospace industry.

Initiated by the state of Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen Aviation was formed to connect aerospace companies and provide a platform for exchange, cooperation and information. Its mission is to enhance the competitiveness of the aerospace sector, support businesses and research institutions, and to ensure effective collaboration between economy, science and politics.