Ingolstadt Manching Airport


Ingolstadt Manching Airfield, or Fliegerhorst Ingolstadt/Manching in German (IATA: IGS, ICAO: ETSI), is a military airbase with civil usage located in Manching near Ingolstadt, Germany.

Ingolstadt Manching Airfield

Fliegerhorst Ingolstadt/Manching
Manching Airport.jpg
ServesIngolstadt, Germany
Elevation AMSL1,202 ft / 366 m
CoordinatesN48° 42.9' E011° 32.1'
Direction Length Surface
m ft
2,940 9,645


The airfield is home to the Bundeswehr Technical and Airworthiness Center for Aircraft.. The first flights of the Tornado and Eurofighter prototypes took place here. The F104 and the F4 were flown here testing weapons systems in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. During the Space Shuttle missions it was considered as a landing site for TAL aborts.[citation needed]

Cassidian, the defence and security subsidiary of EADS (now renamed Airbus Defence and Space[1]), also had its headquarters here. Manching is now a key center for Airbus' military air systems activity in Germany including the support of Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Private Wings offers some business on demand charters and seasonal scheduled leisure flights across Europe. Ingolstadt Manching also receives frequent charter flights from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport transferring personnel of the Volkswagen Group between their headquarters in Wolfsburg and their subsidiary Audi in Ingolstadt.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cassidian Communications changes company name to Airbus DS Communications – Urgent Comms". Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  2. ^ "Airbus in Germany". Airbus. Retrieved 2021-05-17.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ingolstadt Manching Airport at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website
  • Accident history for IGS at Aviation Safety Network
  • Airport information for ETSI at Great Circle Mapper.
  • Current weather for ETSI at NOAA/NWS

Coordinates: 48°42′56″N 11°32′02″E / 48.71556°N 11.53389°E / 48.71556; 11.53389