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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 27 May, 1976
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
+31 88 1976 102
ECCP Responsible Person
+31 88 1976 104
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & environment
Emerging industries: 
Logistical Services
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Airport Development & Infrastructure
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Fokker Technologies
Larger Company
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings
Larger Company
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology
NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
Research Organisation
TenCate Advanced composites
Larger Company
Vanderlande Industries
Larger Company
KLM Engineering and Maintenance
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy

The NAG strives to continually optimize the competitive strength of the aerospace & airport enterprises located in the Netherlands. The NAG’s strategy is aimed at mutual cooperation and continued innovation that results in competitive products and services. The NAG also invites international companies to share in our collective ambition of always remaining a major global player in the area of MRO, materials and systems that contribute to environmentally friendly flight & airports. 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 


One of the goals of the NAG is to improve the position of its members in the international playing field.  In order to do so, the NAG initiates activities to explore foreign markets with its members. Trade missions and participating in exhibitions are the most used tools to reach this goal. The aim is to create business opportunities and – by doing so – improving their competitiveness. The NAG has opened offices in Brazil, France and Turkey in order to support its members more effectively.


The competitiveness of NAG members also depends on governments, governmental organisations and adjoining interest groups. This makes the role of the Dutch government plural: the government is a regulator (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment), it supports international business and technological developments (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation) and the government also has a purchasing role (Ministry of Defence). The European trade organisation for the aerospace industry, ASD (Aerospace and Defense Industries of Europe), has a large influence on European policy with regard to the aerospace industry. Sister organisations abroad provide excellent access to clients and partners for our members and offer challenging ideas to optimize the services of the NAG. The Netherlands Aerospace Group has direct relations with these parties and is represented in many key positions.


The core activity of the knowledge center is determining the members’ knowledge needs and finding suitable solutions for this. Often one member’s knowledge needs can be fulfilled by other members. If the sought knowledge cannot be obtained from among the members, experts are brought in. The knowledge center handles both individual questions (“oracle” function) as well as topics in collective meetings. The questions that are discussed are very diverse and often of a non-technical nature, such as questions about the market, quality, regulations, cooperation and finances.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United Arab Emirates
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
From Europe: MAA, FLAG, bavAIRia, NormandieAeroEspace, Astech, SkyWin etc
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink

Interreg IVB TransNetAero (TNA) - already finilized 2016

Relevant Project References: 
Success Story / Achievements: 

TransNetAero (Transnational Network of Aerospace Regions) is a network of organisations in six European aerospace regions and smaller countries which are working together and sharing their resources so aerospace industry suppliers in each region or country are better equipped to succeed in global markets.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The NAG is proud of being able to support the strong Dutch aerospace cluster on the global market. Practically all enterprises that excel in education, R&D, engineering, production, MRO and the associated support functions have united under the umbrella of the NAG. Thanks to this, the NAG is recognized as the sector’s contact with the government, the sector’s representative within the European ASD and the sector’s face on the global market.

In short, NAG supports other clusters being an independent player.