Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. As a subsidiary of AIT LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH forms the Competence Unit "Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen" in the AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport.

Technologies and competences

The business focus is centered around new aluminium and magnesium alloys and their application with steel parts and composites on vehicles. The LKR team of more than 50 specialists has both cutting-edge simulation tools as well as a unique research infrastructure at its disposal. This allows new metal alloys and customized processes for casting of lightweight components and metal forming to be developed and prototyped.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts yes yes  
Engines yes yes  
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold) yes yes  
Materials and manufacturing technologies yes yes  
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics yes yes  
Systems yes yes  
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment yes yes  
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • development of increased properties of high strength aluminium alloys
  • innovative magnesium alloys with properties beyond state-of-the-art
  • optimising manufacturing processes by both experim. & numerical tools
  • support in R&D of a/c systems e.g. seats, UAV, de-icing, ELT, ..

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Center for Low-Emission Transport, Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen

Lamprechtshausenerstr. 61
5282 Ranshofen, Austria
+43 50550-6900


Rudolf Gradinger

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 5 - 10 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2019-01-09