10th anniversary "Institut für Schiffbautechnik" - The new building "Am Leuchtturm" in Warnemünde, 1987 // Source: RST


From shipbuilder todevelopment expert fordemanding sectors

January 2023 //


Member of Max Planck Society

RST is included by the Max Planck Society in the circle of selected partners and sponsors of science.

Logo Max-Planck-Gesellschaft // Source: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

August 2022 //

Competences & products

New development Airbus A350 freighter

As part of the expansion of the Airbus A350 portfolio to include a freighter version, RST is responsible for the development of modules, equipment and systems for the cabin as well as the cargo area.

Logo Max Planck Society - Germany's most successful research organization // Source: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

October 2021 //


Homepage relaunch

The RST website appears in new splendour.

2020 //

Competences & products

Wendelstein 7-X

Commissioned by the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) in Greifswald, RST is responsible for the construction, manufacturing and supply of gap protection grids for the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment. 

Wendelstein 7-X: Gap protection mesh for plasma vessel protection // Source: RST

2020 //

Competences & products

20.000th wire harness

RST celebrates the delivery of the 20,000th wire harness. 

2020 //

Competences & products

ISS Bartolomeo

RST supplies MGSE for the first European commercial external platform on-board the International Space Station (ISS). 

MGSE for the ISS Bartolomeo platform // Source: Airbus Defence and Space



2019 //

Competences & products

Ariane 6

RST heralds the production start for large equipment for the upper stage of the Ariane 6. 

Production start for large equipment for the upper stage of the Ariane 6: RST Managing Director Martin Sauerschnig and ArianeGroup Deutschland Manager Pierre Godart // Source: RST

2019 //

Competences & products

A321 ACF door trainer

RST manufactures the first A321 ACF door trainer for the Asiana Airlines Training Centre in Seoul.

Airbus A321neo AFC Overwing Exit Trainer // Source: RST

2018 //

Competences & products

Aircraft passenger cabin for DLR

RST develops a multifunctional aicraft cabin simulator for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). 

Passenger cabin simulator for the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) research platform AVES Air Ve­hic­le Si­mu­la­tor (AVES) beim Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) // Source: DLR

2017 //

Competences & products

Ground support equipment for radar satellite

On behalf of Airbus Defence and Space, RST develops and manufactures various mechanical and electrical ground support equipment for a national satellite program.

Storage & Transport Container // Source: RST

2016 //

Competences & products

First Boeing simulator

RST delivers the first Boeing simulator for Malaysia Airlines. 

B737 Door Trainer for MalaysiaAirlines // Source: RST

2016 //


Airbus Preferred Supplier

Within the FERCHAU Aviation Group network, RST receives the status of an “Airbus Preferred Supplier for Engineering & Customer SERVICES” (E2S-A-Supplier). 

2015 //


FERCHAU Aviation Group

RST joins the FERCHAU Aviation Group.

2014 //

Competences & products

10.000th wire harness

RST celebrates the delivery of the 10,000th wire harness.

Wire harnesses production // Source: RST

2014 //


Airbus Defence and Space

RST is integrated into the Airbus Group corporate area “Defence and Space”.

2014 //


State prize for corporate development

The Ministry for Economics of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania grants RST the award “Entrepreneur of the Year” for “Excellence in Aviation” in the “Corporate Development” category. 

State prize for corporate development - Award Winners and Finalists - Harry Glawe (2. v. r. Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Health in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Ulrich Scheib (3. v. r. Former managing diretor RST Rostock System-Technik) // Source: RST

2013 //

Competences & products

Airbus Innovation Fair nomination

RST is nominated for the Airbus Innovation Fair Award for its development of a lower deck catering system. 

2012 //

Competences & products


For its contribution to the fusion experiment Wendelstein 7-X of the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP), RST is nominated for the HANOVER TRADE FAIR ROBOTICS AWARD. 

Positioning device for the fusion experiment Wendelstein // Source: IPP

2012 //

Competences & products

Evolution of the Airbus A320 family

Over a period of several years, RST accompanies the latest developments of the Airbus A320 family in the form of the A320neo, the A321 Cabin Flex (ACF) and the A321XLR. The main focus is on the development and customization of modules, devices and systems for the aircraft cabin in order to continuously improve passenger comfort and efficiency.

A320neo // Source: By Gyrostat (Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA 4.0), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40511865

2011 //

Competences & products

Airbus A350

RST accompanies the new development of the Airbus A350 program from start to implementation, with a main focus on the development and customization of modules, devices and systems for the aircraft cabin.

A350 XWB Vietnam Airlines // Source: AIRBUS S.A.S. 2015, photo by master films / P. Mascalet

2010 //

Competences & products

Sea Gate

RST installs the Sea Gate system in the Rostock research harbour. 

View of Warnemünde // Source: RST



2008 //

Competences & products

Evolution of the Airbus A350 family

Following the completed development of the passenger version (2008-2014), the Airbus A350 family has been continuously improved in its different variants. The RST cabin competencies are used in the further development: the aim is to improve passenger comfort and space utilization.

A350-900 beim Erstflug // Source: Von Duch.seb, derivative work Lämpel - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65606612

2005 //

Competences & products

Cabin trainer and wire harness business

RST takes over the Eurocopter cabin trainer and wire harness business.

2002 //

Competences & products

GRACE satellite

RST is responsible for the design and manufacturing of the dispenser as well as launch support for the GRACE satellite.

GRACE - Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment // Source: NASA

2000 //

Competences & products

CHAMP Satellite

As part of an integrated team, RST is responsible for the design, structure, thermal and AOCS system as well as for launch support for the CHAMP satellite.

2000 //


EADS Group

RST is integrated into the EADS (later Airbus) Group.



1998 //

Competences & products

Airbus A380

As part of the new development of the Airbus A380 program, RST is responsible, among other things, for the development and customization of modules, devices and systems for the aircraft cabin. This engagement marks a milestone in the company's development into an established end-to-end engineering partner for the aviation industry.

A380 on ground // Source: Airbus

1995 //

Competences & products

Gas sensor system SamDetect

RST supplies the gas sensor system SamDetect as fire alarm for the ESA EUROMIR space station.

Russia's Mir space station taken from Space Shuttle STS-89 mission // Source: NASA - http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/9807/mir_sts89_big.jpg, Gemeinfrei, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=102767

1993 //


Deutsche Aerospace AG

RST is integrated into Deutsche Aerospace AG as a GmbH. 



1977 //



Today’s company RST Rostock System-Technik is founded as “Institut für Schiffbautechnik” in Rostock.

"Institut für Schiffbautechnik" - "Am Leuchtturm 6" in Warnemünde, 1982 // Source: RST