Video: Dutch aviation technology popular with aircraft manufacturers

The Dutch aviation industry this week signed contracts and agreements with international aircraft manufacturers worth tens of millions of Euros. The deals were made at the Paris Air Show, the world’s largest.

Lightweight materials for Airbus

Aviation manufacturer Airbus signed an agreement for the further development of lightweight thermoplastic materials with Dutch businesses, knowledge institutes and government. These materials can be used to make new aircraft much lighter. Large companies like Fokker and Ten Cate are taking part in this project as well as smaller and medium-sized businesses like Airborne Composites and KE-works.

Deals create jobs and income

Minister Kamp was present at the signing: 'Dutch companies and knowledge institutes are among the world’s best in the manufacture of sustainable, lightweight materials and high-tech systems for aircrafts,” the Minister said. “The deals made here today create income and jobs in the Netherlands.'