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HAIF was established in 2003 when the aviation community of the
world celebrated  the 100th years anniversary of the powered flight.
Our private, non profit organization was founded by industry managers
working for various aviation or aerospace companies and desire to
promote and develop the Hungarian Aviation Industry.

HAIF plays a role of a catalyst and facilitator in the industry
development process while actively supporting the following project
        · Research and development
        · Supplier development
        · Quality program development
        · Training program development
        · Productivity improvement
        · NPI program
        · Offset program
        · Greenfield, Joint Venture, Acquisition program
        · Airport and Business Park development program

In our website you will find useful information about the:

Data about the Hungarian Aerospace Cluster can be found on the
Cluster data page, where you can find companies dealing with:
design and engineering, sport airplane manufacturing, rapid prototyping,
software development, tool manufacturing, aircraft and engine part
manufacturing and testing.

On the R&D activity page you can find information about the HARP
network, organizations involved in aviation and aerospace research and
development activity.

:: The Status of the Hungarian Aerospace Industry
The Hungarian aeronautics is represented by 130+ companies and
employs about 2600 people. The Hungarian Aerospace Cluster has
31 members.
Click here to see a presentation about the major Greenfield/FDI projects
that shaped our reemerging Aerospace Industry after the year 2000.
The recent history of our industry shows 3 distinct periods :
1. Stagnation period - during the 70s-80s
2. Transformation period - during the '90s
3. Reemergence period - from the '00s
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:: A Hungarian Aerospace Technology Platform Established
By the initiative of HAIF a Hungarian Aerospace Technology
Platform (HATP) has been established on the 9th of November 2007.
The founders are:

The new organization will represent 70+ SMEs in design, R/D, testing
and manufacturing fields.
HATP will be co-chaired by Mr. Mihaly Hideg (HAIF) and Mr. Janos
Solymosi (Bonn Hungary Electronics).

Combining resources and harmonizing activities of Hungarian
aeronautical and space companies will help Hungarian aerospace SME-s
in better participation in FP7, JTI Clean Sky and Galileo projects.
Industry News:

July 2020 :: HAIF
Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian
Government have selected the town of Gyula as the
site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary.
The purpose of the plant is to manufacture high
precision metallic parts for the dynamic systems of
helicopters for the complete Airbus product range.
The production is expected to start in 2022. More

February 2019 :: HAIF
Lufthansa Technik will establish a greenfield
engine component repair site in Miskolc with around
400 employees. This includes not only state-of-the-
art equipment for cleaning, surface treatment or
heat treatment of engine parts, but also an
extensive training and qualification program. More

March 2017 :: HAIF
The international technology group RUAG is
opening a new site for the production of
aerostructures in Eger (Hungary). Over the next
years, the company will employ more than 180
members of staff in Eger and will have invested
more than EUR 6 million. More

20 July 2016 :: HAC
GENEVIATION Ltd. has developed a new
generation aerobatic aircraft in Hungary. The flight
tests of GENPRO has already started at
Jakabszállás airport. More

11 April 2016 :: HAIF
The electric-driven airplane Magnus eFusion has
made its maiden flight in Kecskemet, Hungary on
April 11. The eFusion of Magnus Aircraft Corp. is
a two-seat side-by-side low-wing monoplane with
non-retractable tricycle landing gear. The empty
weight of 410 kg includes the batteries and the
ballistic recovery system. The aircraft has a
maximum takeoff weight of 600 kg. Siemens
designed a safe and robust battery system for
aviation use and optimized the electric propulsion
system for application in the price-sensitive
segments of Very Light, Light Sport and Ultra Light
Aircraft categories. More

25 September 2015 :: HIPA
GE Hungary Aviation is investing almost HUF 2.8
billion in order to expand capacity at its plant in
Veresegyház and is also establishing a new
technological centre for the sector in Hungary.
Under the expansion GE will almost double the area
of the Veresegyház plant, creating the potential for
its revenue from the sector to exceed even HUF
33.5 billion. As a result of the investment, the
number of people working at the plant will rise to
320. More

26 June 2014 :: HAIF
Under the leadership of Óbuda University on the
26th of June 2014 an Unmanned Aerial System
Cluster was established in Budapest to become a
leader and catalyst in new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
research, development and innovations in Hungary.

24 April 2012 :: HAF
Corvus Hungary Llc unveiled its new Corvus
Fusion UL/LSA aircraft in Friedrichshafen,
Germany. More

08 June 2010 :: HAC, HATP
Under the leadership of HAC, HATP and ITD
Hungary eight Hungarian Aerospace companies
visited the ILA 2010 Berlin Airshow.  Avana
Industries Llc., BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics Llc.,
Borsodi Műhely Llc., Dendrit Llc., econEngineering
Llc., ELTEC Group, Gravitas 2000 Llc. and
Technoplast Llc. exhibited their products and
services at the dedicated Hungarian stand at the
International Supplier Center. On Tuesday Mr.
Mihaly Hideg HAIF Chairman held a presentation
about the  latest development of the Hungarian
Aerospace Industry during  the ISC Forum and
gave an interview to Flight International Magazin.

06 June 2010 :: HAC
The Hungarian Aerospace Industry entered into a
new stage of development with the debut of the
new Hungarian designed acrobatic aircraft at the
Red Bull Air Race in Canada. The Corvus Racer
540 aircraft is the only non US type participating in
the race piloted by the Hungarian world champion
Peter Besenyei. More

06 April 2009 :: HAC
Eight Hungarian aerospace companies visited the
Aero Friedrichshafen 2009 expo in April 2009.
Corvus Aircraft Llc., Avana Industries., Halley Llc.,
Idea Aircraft Llc., BHE Bonn Hungary Llc., Dioferr
Llc., Naturen Llc., Produktum Llc. exhibited all the 8
Hungarian aircraft under production and
development. This event was a remarkable show
for our young industry showing the world for the
first time the full product range of our newest
sport aircraft.
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100 years logo
100 years
  of powered flight
  in Hungary
Hungary's aerospace industry can look back on rich traditions: several outstanding Hungarian aircraft designers and builders left their mark on the early history of aviation.
Libelle photo
Libelle - 1910
János Adorján was the designer and builder of the first flyable aeroplane in Hungary. His two cylinder plane "Libelle" took off successfully in Budapest on  the 10th of January.
Replica of the Libelle - 2010
:: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Cluster Established
Under the leadership of Óbuda University on the 26th of June 2014 an
Unmanned Aerial System Cluster was established in Budapest to
become a leader and catalyst in new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) research, development and
innovations in Hungary.

The founder organizations were HM EI Zrt, BHE Bonn Hungary
Electronics Ltd, Hungarian Aviation Industry Foundation and Institute of
Mechatronics and Vehicle Engineering at Óbuda University.

The main objective of the cluster is to establish a virtual lab with a
critical mass of resources to support the market success of the local
researchers, developers and manufacturers.

Founders of the new UAV Cluster