The excellent connections of Maastricht to other European metropolitan areas enhance the efficiency of the transport of spare parts and transfer of personnel between MRO locations.
Of all the provinces in the Netherlands, Limburg is the most European in character. We share more borders with Belgium, and Germany than we do with the rest of the Netherlands. Everyday life here has always involved contact with areas that are today located outside our national borders. Our geographical location and history mean that cross-border cooperation is just a fact of life. Limburg’s economy is closely knit with those of the surrounding areas in Belgium and Germany. Limburg’s unique position calls for a well thought-out, strategic, and responsive policy that delivers tangible results. One of the fields of focus is the aerospace market and industry.
The concept of the Maintenance Boulevard in Limburg is fully supported by the aerospace industry, and also by national, regional and local government.
Limburg is the most southern province of the Netherlands and strategically situated in the economic heartland of Western Europe covering one of the world's highest concentrations of people, money, and industry.
Limburg counts more than a million inhabitants. Major urban areas are Maastricht, the oldest city in the Netherlands, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen and Venlo. Limburg borders Germany for a distance of 212 km’s and Belgium for a distance of 140 km’s. Together with these neighbouring countries, Limburg is part of a true European region called the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. This 10,000 km2 area between the cities of Aachen, Liege, Hasselt and Maastricht counts 4 million inhabitants, has a labour force of 1.7 million people and a GRP of ˆ 86.5 billion (ˆ 22,600 per capita).
The advantages of Limburg's topographical situation and the skills of its labour force, combined with other strong location factors, produces valuable entrepreneurial opportunities for companies established in the region. It is not without reason we call Limburg, the Netherland’s most European region.