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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Why does AI decide the way it does? You know the debate from the car industry about autonomous driving. Safety issues and borderline cases are much discussed socially, as AI does not seem to be predictable there. These are the issues that so-called Explainable AI or XAI deals with.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
What will green aviation look like in 5 years? How does it need to evolve in terms of sustainability? What role does open innovation play? And why is diversity so important for the future of aviation? That's what the ZAL Innovation Talk "Green Aviation 5 Years From Now" with Grazia Vittadini, CTO of Airbus (at the time of the event), was all about.READ MORE
Prototypes and business models at start-up speed: with ZAL GmbH and Dassault Systèmes, our customers quickly and easily design prototypes based on new technologies and digital transformation. This means from the idea to the finished prototype – and beyond.READ MORE
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!READ MORE