Hamburg Aviation (HAv) is one of Germany’s biggest aerospace clusters based in the metropolitan region of Hamburg with a strong focus on aeronautics and drones. As a cluster, HAv covers the quadruple helix structure and has 184 members from public institutions, industry, RTOs and society. HAv is the coordinating body of the EACP and serves this role since 2009. Moreover, HAv has experience in several European projects as a consortium partner and in coordinating. The main role of HAv in the ECARE proposal is to manage the ESG and to ensure compatibility of the project with the EACP. HAv is also contributing to all technical WP activities.