dlr digairThe aviation of the future is faced with the huge challenge of significantly reducing its emissions. The digitalisation of aeronautics offers new opportunities for efficiency improvements in the aviation system as a whole, such that efficiency becomes a more central consideration right from the outset, in the design of more efficient aircraft. Moreover, in the operational phase, digitalisation can revolutionise cost-effective and customised maintenance. With the Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics and the Institute of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be pooling and expanding research into the digitalisation of aeronautics – from the initial digital aircraft design through to simulated decommissioning. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, and Rolf Henke, DLR Executive Board Member responsible for aeronautics research, together with Dirk Wiese, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Olaf Scholz, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, have inaugurated the two DLR Institutes at Hamburg's Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL). Read More