The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is the primary industry representative. Our members come from a wide range of companies active in all aspects of the sector.
It is our mission to connect worlds, save lives and master major challenges. We consider this to be our responsibility. The German aerospace industry is successful globally due to its track record of innovation and creating cutting-edge technologies.
Our main activities can be grouped into the following four categories : Aviation and Aerospace Systems, Engines, Equipment, Material Science and Components. Representatives from these four sectors form the Steering Committee of BDLI’s senior governing body. This ensures that the main activities of BDLI take into account the interests of all member companies. In addition, more than 40 expert panels focus on a wide range of topics relevant to the industry.
As the voice of the industry, we encourage our members to engage in dialogue with political institutions, authorities, trade associations and governmental bodies.
As trademark owner and co-organiser of one of the world’s leading aviation events, the ILA Berlin provides members with a high-profile international platform that showcases the best in the industry.
BDLI belongs to Germany’s most important trade group, the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie – BDI). At the European level, we are members of the umbrella organisation ASD, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe.
In accordance with our statutes and role as a trade group accredited with the German Bundestag, BDLI serves on expert panels and committees and takes part in hearings held by the German parliament. BDLI combines the vast expertise of the aerospace industry in manufacturing, technology and economics and ensures its representation on the political level.
VUL – German Unmanned Aviation Association
The German Unmanned Aviation Association is a joint initiative of the German Aviation Association (BDL) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI).
For Germany and Europe, the development of the drone market offers great potential for added value and provides important impetus for job creation. Our declared common objective is the sustainable and safe development of the drone market in Germany and Europe and the creation of binding rules and standards for users and operators.
Therefore we focuse on the challenges of licensing commercial unmanned aircraft systems and integrating them into the existing air traffic system. The safe coexistence of manned and unmanned aviation is at the forefront in this regard.