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Air Traffic Control Tower With KLM Airplanes at schiphol
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About the aerospace industry in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the world's best-connected airports, is at the centre of the Amsterdam Area’s aerospace industry. Leading international aerospace companies benefit from top-flight logistics, tech, innovation and infrastructure in this gateway to Europe.

Amsterdam is an aerospace hub

Boeing, GE Aviation, Embraer, Bell, and Gulfstream Aerospace are among the international giants that have set up operations near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It’s from here - one of the world's best-connected airport and Europe’s third largest for both passengers and cargo – that companies can connect their  people, products and parts to all corners of the world.

In addition to Amsterdam’s integrated transport network, its strategically located logistics hubs provide dedicated air freight forwarding and warehouse solutions, with the likes of Kuehne + Nagel, Expeditors, FedEx and Crane Worldwide Logistics meeting growing demand in Amsterdam as a stable gateway to Europe post-Brexit. The Netherlands is also paving way for a more responsible industry. Neste, the world's leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel, has set up at Amsterdam Airport City, helping Schiphol meet its sustainability goals.

Innovative ecosystem 

Companies in the Amsterdam Area also benefit from its innovative ecosystem, where startups like Aiir Innovations propel the aerospace industry forward. Talent is in steady supply with the VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, ROC Amsterdam and close-by TU Delft have built a strong basis for a dedicated, English-speaking aerospace labour force. As the home of KLM, the world’s oldest airline, and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre, the Amsterdam Area provides the ideal business environment, technology, and enthusiasm for innovation for a high-flying aerospace sector.

Set up in Amsterdam

Are you searching for a location for your European office or do you want to know more about your potential market in the Amsterdam Area? As the region’s official foreign investment agency, amsterdam inbusiness can help international businesses enjoy a soft landing in the Amsterdam Area, including arranging fact-finding visits and providing market intelligence.
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