In the SIMKAB joint project, the TUHH Institute of Aircraft Cabin Systems is looking at “Authentication and User-Roles as an Aspect of Airliner Cabin Management Systems”.
The “Green Airport” project is developing approaches to more strongly integrate environmental aspects in airport management and to identify assistance systems that can be made available to support users.
SiLuFra is a joint project in which Hamburg Aviation is participating. The consortium, consisting of a total of 14 partners led by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), is developing new concepts, strategies and technologies for secure and efficient air freight transport chains.
The partners of the project “Safety Box” develop a safety cell, using monocoque construction to minimize serious and fatal injuries in the event of an aircraft crash.
Structural optimization of modern aircraft elastic structures made of composite materials considering multidisciplinary requirements.
The aim of this project, which includes four other innovation partners, is to develop a repair procedure for modern 3D high pressure compressor blades used in aircraft engines, in order to significantly extend their operating life and increase engine efficiency.
Partners are jointly developing an integrated process chain for the fast, automatable and reproducible repair of high performance fibre-reinforced composites. The focus is on the repair of fuselage panels in monolithic and sandwich structures.
This project is generating the technical prerequisites for the development of a new procedure for cleaning heat exchangers in commercial aircraft.
In the OPTISTRUCT project, FormTech and its partners are developing optimised join points from titanium and CFRPs. Ti-Bond is building on this by producing and optimising titanium leading edges for engine scoops using diffusion bonding.
Investigating the organisational and technical possibilities for improving travel conditions for the disabled and persons with reduced mobility.
The DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine is investigating how the colour of light in the aircraft cabin influences a passenger’s perception of temperature. This can make it possible to reduce the load on air conditioning, thus saving resources.
Investigating the joining of two CFRP fuselage shells using CFRP bolts, and the behaviour of such joins under cyclical stress. Goal: to determine the static strength and fatigue behaviour and thereby make recommendations for the use of CFRP joins.
Developing ideal control cycles for process management of optimal material needs planning in global equipment supplies for LRU (line replaceable units).
With the InKa project, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is pursuing the goal of optimising modular components in the air supply system inside the aircraft, thereby improving both efficiency and comfort in the aircraft cabin.
The method to be developed will improve the weight analysis in preliminary aircraft design for cabin components and can integration concepts with regard to structural influence on the aircraft.
Development of highly efficient analysis methods describing the buckling and post-buckling behaviour of stiffened and unstiffened thin-walled composite structures under in-plane loads.
This flagship Leading-Edge Cluster project uses Hamburg Airport as a model for testing efficient technologies and measures to advance airport operations, from the journey to the airport to take-off.
The aim of this flagship Leading-Edge Cluster project is to develop new techniques and processes for the technical support (MRO) of future aircraft, with five focal issues and a total of thirteen projects.
The DiBUS project is investigating how smartphones can support passengers in the boarding process.
Utilising the new potential of lightweight construction by opening up innovative construction techniques and laser additive manufacturing with TiAl6V4.
Researching innovative technologies and methods to improve SRUs (Shop Replaceable Units) in the repair context by using modern materials, manufacturing techniques and construction methods.
The aim is to research and develop automated inspection procedures for engine components in order to minimise work time, number of work processes, energy requirements and chemical use.
Philotech is developing a Moving Map application for the modular decentralised inflight enterntainment system (MDIS) being developed by the project partner, Zodiac. Passengers should be able to individually tailor the display of the current flight situation.
The partners want to replace the current manual inspections of aluminum aircraft fuselages, which is intensive in terms of both time and labour, with mobile, robot-based thermographic test procedures.
An analysis and synthesis of a feature-reduced, modular cabin management system, on the basis of discrete event modelling and finite state machines.
Bishop GmbH has shrunk aircraft seat rails to 1 centimetre and tested new concepts made of aluminum and CFRPs. The result: the rails are lighter, more flexible, and stable.
The goal: a significant increase in the reliability of damage detection and in the efficiency of non-destructive testing procedures in operative deployment.
In the EU CARE project, nine European aviation clusters are working to promote regional research in green aviation technologies
The DLR Department of Aviation and Space Psychology is investigating whether human personality factors influence interaction with highly automated systems – the hybrid human/machine team.
The aim of this network project is to produce models and concepts for improving acoustic comfort levels in the aircraft cabin.
MDIS is developing hardware and software components which will be integrated to form an advanced IFE (Inflight Entertainment) system that can be distributed as a decentralised complete system.
New system concepts are developed in this flagship project. The focal point is on the deployment of fuel cells in commercial aircraft and the associated innovations for cabin technologies.