Aerospace opportunities

An Expert's View about Aerospace in Switzerland

Last updated: 21 Aug 2011

The Swiss aviation industry accounts for an estimated 52,000 fulltime jobs and almost 2% of the national GDP (CH 9.7 bn), as latest figures suggest.

Sector briefing Aerospace opportunities in Switzerland Why Switzerland? The Swiss aviation industry accounts for an estimated 52,000 fulltime jobs and almost 2% of the national GDP (CH 9.7 bn), as latest figures suggest. The productivity of the Swiss aviation industry is above average in the Swiss economy and generates for many regions positive effects via production and utilisation. There are two internationally renowned players in the aircraft manufacturing business, both having strong ties to UK suppliers. Switzerland continues to be a prime location for Business Aviation as well as for world- leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul ?The Swiss aviation industry (MRO) companies. accounts for an estimated Find general information on the Swiss market 52,000 fulltime jobs and conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing almost 2% of the national Business Guide for Switzerland gives an overview of Switzerland?s economy, business GDP, as latest figures culture, potential opportunities and an suggest. ? introduction to other relevant issue. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Switzerland staff overseas in British Embassies, High Opportunities Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. Aircraft Manufacturing Switzerland?s aircraft maker, Pilatus Aircraft You can be alerted to business opportunities on Ltd, develops and produces high-performance a regular basis by registering on the UKTI single-engine turboprops for general aviation website. Find out more on UKTI?s business (PC-12, PC-6) and for government aviation opportunities service on the UKTI website. (PC-21, PC-9M, PC-7MkII). Government-owned RUAG is active in the aerospace/space, defence & security sector. At its site in Oberpfaffenhausen (G), RUAG Aviation carries out final assembly and integration of customer-specific equipment of the Dornier 228 New Generation. With the purchase of Oerlikon Space, RUAG is consolidating its global position in the space industry. Furthermore, Switzerland has a number of companies involved in the development, production and assembly of structural components, systems integration and services for aircraft. Many of these companies are receptive to the idea of broadening their supplier list and are interested in new products, mainly in the area of composites, components, fasteners and fixings, hydraulic systems, raw material, sheet metal works and tooling. Business Aviation Business Aviation is an important and growing sector in Switzerland, evident in the increasing presence of specialised firms and in the number of registered jets. These developments suggest an increasing demand for MRO services, interior refurbishment or avionics. Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul MRO A key business field in Switzerland?s aviation industry: Some 100 companies are licensed to carry out repair work for airlines and private aviation. Opportunities in this field include a broad range of products and services such as repair works, avionics retrofit, interior refurbishment or employment services (licensed personnel). If you have any questions on the opportunities above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Switzerland Major events and activities UKTI contacts Events in Switzerland and neighbouring Regula Hofer countries, and in the UK: Senior Project Manager Trade British Embassy Switzerland interairport Munich Tel: +41 (0) 31 359 7742 URL: Email: Date: 11?14 October 2011 Farnborough Airshow, UK Emmeline Santana-Holmes URL: Project Manager Trade Date: 9-13 July 2012 British Embassy Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 31 359 7733 Find full details of all events in this Email: country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Switzerland Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Swiss market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Swiss market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Switzerland with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS)a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Swiss market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. 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Posted: 21 August 2011, last updated 21 August 2011

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