Overview of the Hungarian Aerospace Industry

Overview of the Hungarian Aeronautical Industry
Research, product development, diversification, collaboration
2014 July
Mihaly Hideg
1. Introducing the Hungarian Aeronautical Industry
The operating model of our 21st century Aeronautical Industry
Hungarian Government
Strategy formulation
Ministries, HITA, NIH, Authorities
Experts – ‘03
Product development
Applied research
Companies – ‘06
R&D organizations – ‘07
Collaboration, research, product development, quality development are key to success
Major milestones of industry development
Corvus, Idea-Aircraft, Avana Industries, BHE ltd., Dioferr ltd., introduced new aircraft
Creation of HATP Hungarian Aerospace Technology Platform
Creation of HAC and HARP by Hungarian Aviation Industry Foundation
Six aeronautical managers establish HAIF
Corvus Aircraft ltd. introduced its first composite aircraft
HAIF launches the Aerospace Supplier Initiative
Greenfield sites by Hungaerotech ltd. and Flamespray ltd.
Establishment of LH Technik Budapest ltd. and Elektrometall ltd.
Halley ltd. introduces its first Apollo ultralight aircraft
GE Engine Services launches its greenfield sites
Establishment of AEROPLEX a Lockheed Martin - MALÉV JV in Budapest for B737/B767 MRO
The initial development was driven by part manufacturers and small aircraft developers
Major milestones of industry development – cont.
Establishment of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Cluster – UAV Cluster
SkyCruiser SC-200 Autogyro receives Type Certificate from HgCAA
Collaboration agreement: HAC and Hungarian Ship Ind. Cluster
Beginning of flight test of Hungarocopter
Debut of Apolló Gyro at Aero 2012 exhibition
Debut of Corvus Fusion composite LSA
Opening of Diehl Aircabin Hungary composite plant
Launching the National Aviation and Aeronautical Strategy
Debut of Corvus Racer in Canada at Red Bull Air Race
Grand opening of EL-TECH Aerospace R&D Center in Budapest
By the end of 2011, 30+ Hungarian companies got Aerospace AS9100 B certification
GEES Veresegyház
Lufthansa Techn. Budapest
Elektro-metall Paks Ltd.
• Greenfield site – 100% GE
• Repair activity
• 15M$ middle size investm.
• SME/Supplier category
• Not airport dependent
• Established in 2000
• Empl. 240 people
• Engine component repair
• FAA/JAA/AS9100 certified
• Greenfield JV site-15% Malév
• Overhaul activity
• 17 M$ middle size investm.
• Integrator category
• Airport location
• Established in 2001 as a JV
• Empl. 340 people
• Airbus320/Boeing737overhaul
• FAA/JAR-145 certified
• Greenfield site-100% German
• Component manufacture
• Small size investment <10m$
• SME/Supplier category
• Not airport dependent
• Established in 2001
• Empl. 200 people
• Airbus wire harness manufact.
• AS 9100 certified
Sulzer - Eldim Debrecen
Alcoa-Köfém Nemesvámos
Flame Spray Ltd. Gödöllő
• Greenfield site-100% Dutch
• Component manufacture
• Small investment <10M$
• SME/Supplier category
• Not airport dependent
• Established in 2002
• Empl. 40 people
• Turbine parts manufacture
• AS 9100/NADCAP certified
• Privatizat./Acquis.-100% US
• Component manufacture
• Middle size investment ?M$
• SME/Supplier category
• Not airport dependent
• Established in 1997/2002
• Empl. 110 peolpe
• Aerospace fastener manufact.
• AS 9100 certified
• Greenfield site - 100% Italian
• Thermal spray (APS, HVOF),
slurry diffusion, honeycomb
• SME / Supplier category
• Not airport dependent
• Established in 2002
• Employs 57 people
• AS 9100/NADCAP certified
In 2012 Diehl Aircabin Hungary Llc. opened a new composite site in Nyírbátor
Diehl Aircabin Hungary Ltd. supplies composite parts for Airbus and Boeing
Apollo Fox 1999 - Eger
Apollo Gyro 2012 - Eger
2 seat UL aircraft
2 seat gyrocopter
Corvus Racer 2010 - Ballószög
1 seat aerobatic aircraft
Corvus Fusion 2012
2 seat composite aircraft
BXAP15 2012 - Budapest
Electric-motor UAV
SkyCruiser- 200 2012
2 seat gyrocopter
Four Hungarian SMEs offer 6 different aircraft types – more to come soon
Hydropteron 2009 - Miskolc
Avana Larus 2009 - Tököl
Diora I 2009 - Dabas
2 seat composite amphibian
5 seat composite aircraft
1 seat koax helicopter
Hungarocopter 2012
Gerle II 2011 - Replica
1 seat helicopter
2 seat biplane
Diora II 2014 - Dabas
2 seat koax helicopter
These aircraft are under various stages of development and testing
The Present
Component manufacturing
Small a/c manufacturing
Parachute manufacturing
Air Ballon manufacturing
Parts sale
Tools manufacturing
HR services
Industrial organizations
In order to increase the number of
component manufacturers HAIF
launched the Aerospace Supplier
Initiative Programme in December
2004. Mainly automotive and ICT
component manufacturers were
invited to the programme.
In March 2006 HAIF initiated and
organized the establishment of
the Hungarian Aerospace
Cluster. Now it has 25 members
In 2008/09 HAIF launced an
AS9100 Quality Mgmt program
for 30+ SMEs, mainly members
of HAC
Total 133 organizations, 2600 people with 30+ companies with AS9100 cert.
2. Introducing the Hungarian Aerospace Cluster
2.1. Creation of the Hungarian Aerospace Cluster
Organized by HAIF, founded in March 2006 by four small aircraft developer:
Corvus Aircraft Ltd. – UL & LSA manufacturer
Halley Ltd. – UL manufacturer
Composite One ltd.- amphibian design & prototype developer
Hungarocopter Ltd. – small helicopter developer
Joined members:
1. Design & Engineering companies (9)
Idea-Aircraft Ltd. – Amphibian design&prototype development
eCon Engineering Ltd. – Computer Aided (CAE) solutions
CAD -Terv Engineering Ltd. – Engineering services, Catia
Delta -Tech Engineering Ltd. – Special tool&machine design
Meshining Engineering Ltd. – CAE solutions
C3D Engineering Ltd. – 3D CAD design, virtual simulations
CFD Engineering Ltd..- CAE services, virtual testing
Hungaro-Copter Ltd. – Design of small helicopter
SkyCruiser Autogyro Ltd. – Design of autogyros
HAC was established to provide an organizational framework for faster growth
Prototyping companies (2)
Varinex Informatics Plc. – rapid prototyping
Technoplast Ltd. – rapid prototyping
Part manufacturing companies (11)
Sulzer-Hungaerotech Ltd. - machining
Dendrit Ltd. - machining
Borsodi Műhely Ltd. - machining
Avana Industries Ltd – composite parts
Produktum Ltd. – aluminium stands
Ostorhazi Ltd. – special coatings
Elektro-Metall Paks Ltd. – wire harnesses
ELTEC Hungary Ltd. – wire harnesses
Macher Ltd. – wire harnesses
Gravitas 2000 Ltd. - machining
ABF Bowdentechnika Ltd. – mechanical control cables
Software development & avionics (5)
Allied-Visions Ltd. – flight simulator software development
Aviatronic Ltd. – avionics & embedded systems
ARTIFEX Ltd. – training and simulation systems
BUTE Department of Measurement and Information Systems – embedded systems
Evopro Plc. – system integration&embedded systems,
2.2. Objectives of the Cluster
Speed up the development of the Hungarian Aerospace Industry
Diversification of the best part manufacturers to aerospace
Creation of a network of aerospace and related industries
Development of new Hungarian designed small aerospace vehicles
Organize the production of these vehicles internationally - JVs
Organize and develop complementary capabilities among Hungarian firms
to be able to manufacture higher assemblies for large aircraft
7. Achieve sinergies and economies of scale using networking in the fields
of design, development, training, logistics, quality (AS 9100), IT, marketing
and certification
8. Introduction of modern management methods and principles to the SME
sector – six sigma, lean manufacturing
9. Develop new supplier relationships with other countries
10. Replace expensive foreign suppliers with local, low cost ones
11. Increase the Hungarian participation in EU founded aerospace projects
2.3. Main Characteristics of the Cluster
• Organized on bottom up principle
• Non-profit, not a legal entity but with formal membership
• Led by 3 managers - 2 founders and HAIF chairman
• Barter-type financing
• 99% privately owned -21 Hungarian SMEs, 5 foreign SMEs and 1 University
• 99 % SMEs
• Focusing on product development and manufacturing
• Good engineering background
• Equipped with modern softwares – Catia, Solidworks, Ansys, etc.
• Competences : composites, machining turbine parts, space avionics, CAE,
wire harnesses, embedded systems
• Young, dynamic management
• Supported by HAIF, NIH and HITA
• Collaboration agreement with Pannon Automotive Cluster, Hungarian Ship Industry
Cluster, Aviation Valley Poland and Hanse-Aerospace
Collaboration with local automotive-, ship-, energy-, ICT-, space industries
2.4. Our main industrial partners
Aviation Valley 2006
PANAC Autocluster 2006
Hanse Aerospace 2006
HSI Cluster 2012
HAC is a founding member of European Aerospace Cluster Partnership EACP
3. Creation of the Hungarian Aerospace Technology Platform
November 2007
• 2 Universities (BUTE, ELTE)
• 1 Research organization (KFKI AEKI,)
• 4 Companies
Bonn Hungary Ltd.
SGF Ltd.
BL Electronics Ltd.
Slot Consulting Ltd.
• Hungarian Aviation Industry Foundation
Members: 32
3. Hungarian Aerospace Technology Platform – cont.
To provide organizational framework for Aerospace research in Hungary
To close the gap between the EU and Hungary in Aerospace technologies
To help the best research organizations to diversify into Aerospace
To devise a national strategy for aerospace research
To develop and test small aerospace vehicles
To launch integrated research projects
To participate in space missions, FP7 and Clean Sky research programmes
To establish new R&D relationships with other countries
Rosetta incorporates several Hungarian ICT components…
3.1. Example of domestic R&D results:
The system developed by SGF
Ltd. measures and evaluates
loads during flight
After landing data can be
downloaded into a PC for
Numerical evaluation and
graphical display is performed by
the software developed by SGF
The system can also be used for
health monitoring purposes
The DABAS central onboard unit
The DABAS onboard system can also be adapted to any sport aircraft
3.2. Example of domestic R&D results - cont.:
The BXAP15 electric motor powered UAV by Bonn Hungary Electronics
4. Establishment of a new electronics R&D center in Budapest
In July 2010 the ELTEC R&Đ center launched an Aerospace Incubation House for SMEs
5. Our main research participations in EU programs
In FP7 framework program:
SINBAD: Safety improved by new functionality for better awareness on airport approach and
departure traffic domain,
BEARINGS: New generation of aeronautical bearings for extreme environmental constraints,
X3-NOISE: Aircraft external noise research network and coordination,
ADDSAFE: Advanced fault diagnosis for safer flight guidance and control,
PPlane: Personal plane: assessment and validation of pioneering concepts for personal air
transport systems,
AEROPORTAL: Support for European aeronautical, SMEs,
CEARES: Central European aeronautical research initiative
EMBROIDERY - Development of energy efficient / lightweight composite parts and tooling
based on Tailored Fibre Placement technology / self heating technology
GABRIEL - Integrated Ground and on-Board system for Support of the Aircraft Safe Take-off
and Landing
CHATT - Cryogenic Hypersonic Advanced Tank Technologies
In CleanSky program:
BME Clean Sky 032: Resin, Laminate and Industrial Nanoparticles Application
BME Clean Sky 027 : Development of an innovative bio-based resin for aeronautical
6. Main focus areas of the National Aeronautical Strategy:
• Development and manufacture of aircraft for General Aviation
• Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
• Development of systems and equipment for general aviation and UAVs
• Development of space systems in cooperation with foreign partners
• Manufacture of passenger cabin component and systems
• Testing of components and systems for aerospace applications
• Manufacture of composite parts
• Manufacture of turbine parts
• Software development and testing – embedded systems, simulation&training
• Establish and ramp up collaboration between local and international clusters and
platforms – HARP, HATP, Artemis Hungary ‘08, MMP‘08, EACP’09
• Find JV partners to manufacture engines for GA in Hungary
• Find a strategic „Mentor country” to start our own TAKE OFF program
We need to start a TAKE OFF program similar to the Austrian program
In our website presentations, brochures, databases and articles are available for download
7. Industry publications issued by Hungarian Investment
and Trade Agency HITA:
The two brochures are complementing each other describing both industry and academia
Contact :
Mr. Mihaly Hideg M.B.A. M.Sc.
Tel:+36 1 2941351
Fax:+36 1 2941351
Mob:+36 30 3748145
Email: hidegmihaly@gmail.com
The evolution of our industry has led to the emergence of new modern vehicles
Apollo Fox was the first ultralight aircraft manufactured in Hungary - 1999
Corvus Racer 540 acrobatic aircraft debuted in Canada Windsor in June 2010
Corvus Fusion 2 seat composite LSA aircraft debuted at Aero 2012 in Germany
The 2 seat SkyCruiser SC-200 gyrocopter debuted in 2012 in Hungary
The 2 seat Apollo Gyro debuted at Aero 2012 Friedrichshafen in Germany
The 2 seat Apollo Gyro with closed cabin debuted at Aero 2013 exhibition in Germany
The BXAP15 electric powered UAV by BHE at Aero 2013 exhibition Germany
The one seat Hungarocopter prototype debuted in 2012
Flight testing of Hungarocopter started in summer 2012
Prototype of the „Hydropteron” composite amphibian by Idea-Aircraft Ltd.
Prototype of the „Avana Larus” composite amphibian by AVANA Industries
Avana Larus flight testing starts – in the summer of 2013
Hydropteron water tests
Hydropteron flight tests are in progress
Collaboration agreement with the Hungarian Ship Industry Cluster
Cluster managers Sándor Götz and Mihaly Hideg signed the agreement in November 2012
The two clusters intend to develop amphibians together