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.


Step Inside our Virtual Tour

This is the right place to get to know the ZAL TechCenter better! Discover the research center on a virtual tour and learn more about our topics, infrastructure, and cooperation partners.

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ZAL Yearbook 2020

Here you find the digital version of the ZAL Yearbook 2020 (ZAL-YB-020). All ZAL yearbooks are published annually in english.

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News and Events

ZALguard – a small box for safety

It is nothing new that Corona requires special measures and creativity. But a team of experts from ZAL GmbH has once again shown itself to be agile and inventive with a demonstrator that was created within three days.


Ho! Ho! Ho! And Raise the cups at our digital mulled wine afternoon

Christmas is already near. To get you in a Christmas mood, we invite you to a virtual mulled wine afternoon. Enjoy the festively decorated ZAL from the comfort of your sofa at home. With a cup of mulled wine and delicious sweets in hand, exchange ideas with the Hamburg aviation community! Therefore, ZAL's Santa Claus will deliver a mulled wine package to your doorstep.



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