Tackling the challenges of post-covid today…

...that is the credo at the ZAL TechCenter, where a new robot is being set up these days. Although automation and digitalization were already trendsetting before the crisis, they were further accelerated when the pandemic hit and have since heralded a digital transformation at many companies. Aviation, which was hit particularly hard by the crisis, is not exempt from this.


Flying Green Tomorrow – the new hydrogen tank at ZAL

The big question shaping the future of aviation is: How do we make aviation more sustainable? One way to achieve this, which Hamburg, as the world's third-largest aviation location, has taken up, is hydrogen. This means moving away from fossil fuels and toward low-emission aircraft. An important step for Hamburg is the new hydrogen storage facility at ZAL.


Digital TechWalk 2 – Experience ZAL virtually

On March 16th, the ZAL TechCenter opened its virtual doors for the second time. In joining our moderator Lukas Kästner, the participants explored the building: Yet another chance to gain exciting insights into the (collaborative) work of the resident companies.


Project ANKA, the Autonomous Sustainable Cabin

The LuFo 6.1 research project ANKA, short for the autonomous sustainable cabin, was launched in October 2020. On this project, ZAL GmbH is working closely with the interior noise department of Airbus. The goal is to develop new measurement and simulation methods for the quiet cabin.


ZAL Innovation Accelerator – Go Fast For Innovation

There are many ideas for new projects. But when is it worth investing time and money? The good must be put in the dish, the bad you may eat if you wish. Our specialists Dr. Matthias Bonk and Niels Hennemann, together with experts, sort the wheat from the chaff - using sound and proven methods


ZAL Digital Pre-Christmas Meet

On December 15, ZAL hosted the last digital get-together of the old year. The participants got together in the festively decorated digital ZAL Innovation Marketplace. Since they couldn´t meet up in person, they joined in virtually


Digital TechWalk – Research made at Hamburg’s ZAL!

On November 24, ZAL TechCenter hosted the virtual 'TechWalk'-event for the very first time. One by one the experts presented three projects that are currently being researched at ZAL. Meanwhile, the moderator moved through the building to the places of demonstration and interviewed them on their respective projects.


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