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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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

Hamburg makes aviation fit for hydrogen

The aerospace industry in Hamburg is preparing for flying with hydrogen. Therefore, the starting signal has now sounded for the set-up of a new development platform. Over the next two years and with funds provided by the city of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL), and Hamburg Airport will design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology. For this purpose, an aircraft of the Airbus A320 family will be converted into a stationary laboratory at Lufthansa Technik’s base in Hamburg.

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Call for Slammers!

After a one-year break, the Science Slam by ZAL and Hamburg Aviation goes into the next round. And we are looking for you! On November 4th, you'll have the opportunity to entertain your audience with a witty 10- minute slam – virtually and on-site!

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