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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News and Events

Circular Economy meets Aviation

On June 28 we hosted another X meets Aviation event. Together with Dassault Systèmes and Drees & Sommer we focused on Circular Economy. To kick things off, three keynotes presented the environmental, social and economic goals associated with the CE model. Followed by an interdisciplinary exchange among the participants in a World Café format.


ITZ Nord: Information Event & Marketplace – What’s Next?

As one of the main partners of ITZ Nord, the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen Technologies, ZAL invited participants to the ZAL TechCenter on June 9. More than 90 participants from all over Germany came together at a workshop and marketplace on the topic of "ITZ North – Development Status and Next Steps".


UHBR2Noise – more seating comfort in the airplane

Vibrations in the cabin: How can flying become more comfortable? The research project UHBR2Noise is part of the LuFo V-3 program and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. ZAL GmbH is working closely with Airbus Operations GmbH and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg on the successfully completed sub-project.


ZAL Innovation Talk – Sustainable Aviation Fuels 5 Years from Now!

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are one of the hottest topics in aviation right now. A recent study by ZAL partner Sustainable Aero Lab shows that public interest for the segment has surged in the last months, bringing it to the global main stage. This seems logical, as in the short- and medium-term, SAF is regarded as a key driver to lower CO2 emissions in aviation.


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