Metropolregion Hamburg

ZAL - the innovation think tank

ZAL, the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, is the driving force of innovation and the think tank of Hamburg Aviation. The organisation networks major corporations in the industry, small and medium-sized businesses, and the academic and scientific world. 

One ZAL project is the TechCenter in the Hamburg borough of Finkenwerder, opening at the end of 2015: A common roof for the fields of cabin concepts and technologies, air conditioning systems, fuselage integration, and system integration. The TechCenter provides internationally leading test infrastractures in the six Technical Domains of ZAL.

The 6 Technical Domains of ZAL:

  • TD 1: Fuell Cell Lab
  • TD 2: Cabin Innovation & Technology
  • TD 3: Air & Power Systems
  • TD 4: Aerospace Production & Fuselage Engineering
  • TD 5: Testing & Safety
  • TD 6: General Processes & Support Topics