HANGAR –Commercial. Aviation. Innovation.
HANGAR is the startups innovation hub of Aviation Group, the commercial aviation arm of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Estimated at 4 billion USD, IAI is Israel's prime aerospace and aviation manufacturer. Soon to enter its seventh decade, IAI produces aerial and space systems for both military and commercial use and employs over 15,000 people.
Aviation Group is one of four groups at IAI and deals mainly with commercial aviation. With 5,000 employees and an annual revenue of USD1.25 billion, the group provides services to 200+ customers worldwide.
The group has four main business lines: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial aircrafts, engines and parts and specializes in Passenger to Freight Aircraft Conversion (P2F), upgrades and development projects. Aviation Group, via Bedek, was responsible for 80% of the global Boeing aircraft conversions worldwide in 2017, while its Business Jets Division produces the G280 of Gulfstream family of business-jets.
Established in 2017, HANGAR is dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative technologies in the commercial aviation industry. Dictated by Aviation Group’s lines of business, HANGAR focuses on MRO, connected-cargo, supply chain and P2F technologies.
We seek Industry 4.0 startup companies to which we can serve as a gateway to the aerospace industry. The technologies we are interested in include supply chain and logistics, condition analysis, predictive maintenance, supply chain, visual recognition, IIoT, AR/VR, big data and data analytics and more.
Every year we invite a carefully selected number of startups to participate in a 3 to 6 months acceleration program comprised of several extensive on-deck development phases. This is where companies that are new to the commercial aviation industry receive all the tools required for success. The program provides a unique playground for companies along with access to key global players and commercial aviation certification services.
Each of the participating companies enjoys the benefit of utilizing a dedicated team of expert program managers, engineers and aviation professionals, as well as the support of industry marketing and business development experts.