ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research
ZAL is the technological research and development network of the civil aviation industry in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. It functions as an interface between academic & research institutions, the aviation sector, and the City of Hamburg, aimed at securing and continually expanding the world’s third-largest civil aviation site, following the motto: Future. Created in Hamburg.
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Sustainability and hydrogen: those two terms can hardly be separated in aviation. Hydrogen is an essential element for achieving global and national climate protection targets. It is also the focus of Hamburg's newly established hydrogen cluster structure. In this discourse, you will gain exclusive insights into the hydrogen activities at ZAL.READ MORE
The big question shaping the future of aviation is: How do we make aviation more sustainable? One way to achieve this, which Hamburg, as the world's third-largest aviation location, has taken up, is hydrogen. This means moving away from fossil fuels and toward low-emission aircraft. An important step for Hamburg is the new hydrogen storage facility at ZAL.READ MORE
On March 16th, the ZAL TechCenter opened its virtual doors for the second time. In joining our moderator Lukas Kästner, the participants explored the building: Yet another chance to gain exciting insights into the (collaborative) work of the resident companies.READ MORE
Aviation is known to be a particularly chilly environment for startups and entrepreneurs. Complex certification processes and heavy financial commitments for R&D are some of the reasons we see fewer founders in aerospace than in other industries.READ MORE
The LuFo 6.1 research project ANKA, short for the autonomous sustainable cabin, was launched in October 2020. On this project, ZAL GmbH is working closely with the interior noise department of Airbus. The goal is to develop new measurement and simulation methods for the quiet cabin.READ MORE