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.

Step inside

News und Events

Self-taught Robots (AIARA)

he aviation industry is increasingly relying on automation and manufacturing robots to address the increase in production rates as well as the shortage of skilled workers. In contrast to the automotive industry, production volumes in aircraft manufacturing are relatively low, so establishing rigid production lines would be inefficient. The AIARA research project, therefore, investigates the possibility of using manufacturing robots with minimal effort in different areas. AI-based approaches should enable them to independently acquire new tasks.


ZAL Discourse: “Hydrogen Takes Off”

How can drones be certified? What business models offer new opportunities for drone operators? And how can UAVs be used to test new technologies with minimal risk? These and other questions were the focus of the ZAL event "Hydrogen Takes Off"


Interview: Drones with Hydrogen Propulsion and Other High-Tech Research

Drones have a wide range of applications for transportation and surveillance tasks. A limiting factor in their operational times has so far been the battery electric drives. A new generation of revolutionary drones with fuel cells is currently being developed at the ZAL in Hamburg. The research location in focus. An interview by Oliver Schenk, Hydrogen Marketing Manager of the Renewable Energy Hamburg (EEHH) cluster, with Miriam Flügger, Head of Corporate Communications at ZAL Center for Applied Aviation Research.


Behind the Scenes: Open Tech Lab at ZAL

From AI to Hydrogen: Last week, ZAL GmbH opened its laboratory doors to provide insights into current aviation research. The event was well attended and attracted numerous aviation enthusiasts.


(10 partners) on the way to the cabin of the future

What will the cabin components of the future look like? In the research project LiBio (Lightweight Bionic Aircraft Interior), an international consortium, with partners from Germany, Austria, and Canada, delved into this exact question. Their goal: the development of a pioneering and functional cabin component. We spoke to Dr. Patrick Cordes and Dr. Jan-Ole Kühn from the ZAL Advanced Manufacturing Team to understand what this means.


ZAL Event Newsletter

Don’t miss out on our events! Subscribe to our newsletter.
At ZAL, you can experience various event formats online and on-site!
Learn from top-class speakers about hot aviation topics
and enjoy the networking opportunities with local and international aviation geeks!

I hereby consent to be regularly informed about ZAL Events via email. Additionally, I agree to the analysis tracking included in the newsletter. The data will be used exclusively for this purpose and will not be disclosed to third parties. We use Mailchimp for sending. Consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Further information can be found in our privacy policy

Ups...! Your Browser needs an update

Did you know that you browser is outdated? To get the best experience of our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or a different web browser. A list of the most popular browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. Please note that the latest and final version of Internet Explorer (IE 11) is no longer fully supported.

If you can‘t or don‘t want to update your browser, ignore this message and keep browsing.