Northern Germany is home to one of the three most important European centres of the aerospace industry---Aribus, Lufthansa Technik, and more than 300 highly-specialised service providers, several universities as well as important research centres come together with innovative suppliers to form a powerful network.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has long been home to the pioneers of the aerospace industry.
In Anklam, close to Neubrandenburg, Otto Lilienthal started modern aviation with his famous gliders.
It was in Rostock that in 1939 the world’s very first flight of a jet aeroplane was conducted.
The cities of Rechlin and Peenemünde—although historically afflicted—represent significant scientific and technical achievements and advances for the aerospace industry.