German Delegation led by Niedersachsen Aviation at the PNAA Conference 2017 // ©Niedersachsen Aviation

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Niedersachsen and Washington State at the Paris Air Show 2017 // Picture: ©Niedersachsen Aviation
Signing of the MoU between Niedersachsen and Washington State

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) is a non-profit organization promoting growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest region of the United States. It includes companies located around the main plant of Boeing in Seattle from US States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho as well as British Columbia in Canada.

Since 2009 Niedersachsen Aviation attends intense cooperational relationships in the Northwest of the US, the biggest aerospace cluster worldwide with 132,500 employees and 1,350 companies. Over a 100 of them are organized within the PNAA.

In the course of the Paris Air Show 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding between Washington State and Niedersachsen was signed.

The goal of this cooperation is the close collaboration between the partners on both sides of the Atlantic. The key sectors are:

  • Labour force and qualification
  • cooperation between medium-size suppliers
  • exchange to current market developments

The PNAA conducts an annual conference with exchange opportunities for suppliers, OEMs and experts in newest trends and developments within the aerospace industry. These PNAA-Conferences concentrate especially on the direct link of OEMs and suppliers in order to enable new business opportunities on both sides. The so-called 'Speed Meetings' give companies the interesting opportunity to present themselves to the representatives of the OEMs and 1st suppliers and thereby establish first contacts. Niedersachsen Aviation is represented at the PNAA-Conference with a shared stand.

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Daniela Richter
Project Manager International Affairs

Daniela Richter

Project Manager International Affairs Niedersachsen Aviation Hamburg-Harburg

Daniela Richter is the contact person for companies in the region. One of her core acitivies is consulting and business development including funding opportunities especially for small and medium-sized companies (SME).

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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

PNAA promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Industry by assisting members to be globally competitive by providing education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets and facilitating development of key relationships.

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
State of Washington - Department of Commerce

State of Washington - Department of Commerce

For more than a century, Washington State has been at the very forefront of innovation in the aerospace industry, designing and building some of the most advanced and successful commercial and military aircraft, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and space exploration vehicles the world has ever seen. Building on a century of know-how, Washington continues to be a dominant force in the aerospace industry. 136,100 highly-skilled workers produce 1,400 aircraft and unmanned aerial systems annually, manufacturing nearly 90% of all commercial aircraft in the United States and making Washington State the largest aerospace cluster world-wide.

State of Washington - Department of Commerce