The Aerospace Industry in Germany (Source: Germany Trade and Invest)

The Aerospace Industry in Germany

The German aerospace industry has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last two decades.

Since the mid-90’s, industry revenues have more than quadrupled – to over EUR 37 billion in 2016. During the same period, the sector has recorded annual average growth of more than seven percent. Employing a workforce of over 108 thousand (of which more than 50 percent are engineers or highly qualified professionals), the aerospace sector spent around 11 percent of 2016 turnover (EUR 4 billion) on R&D – making it one of the country’s most innovative industries.



Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. GTAI supports German companies in their international business activities and foreign companies looking to locate to Germany.