The asto Business Group plans, implements and operates asto Park. Since it was established, over 65 technology firms providing some 2,000 new jobs have put down roots here. In all, some 6,000 people work in technology-based companies and institutions near the airport.
Oberpfaffenhofen with its research airport is internationally known as the cradle of German aviation and aerospace. This is where the aircraft manufacturer Dornier constructed the legendary Do 328 and 228, which are still in operation, not to mention the modern Do 228 New Generation aircraft. In the vicinity of the airport, visionary topics leading to innovations in aviation, space, satellite navigation, IT, robotics and automotive technology are pursued. Internationally active companies like Switzerland“s RUAG, the satellite builder OHB, Webasto and its research center, the European Space Agency ESA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with the Galileo Control Center and Robotics Center, as well as companies like AOA, Telespazio, Microchip and Spheros, among many others, are located here.