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ZALguard – a small box for safety

It is nothing new that Corona requires special measures and creativity. But a team of experts from ZAL GmbH has once again shown itself to be agile and inventive with a demonstrator that was created within three days.

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AM project LiBio – from pitch to international project

What will the cabin components of the future look like? LiBio – Ligthweight Bionic Aircraft Interior - is a research project on robot-guided additive manufacturing (RAM), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. An international consortium from Germany, Austria, and Canada is conducting joint research on the production of an aircraft cabin element. The aim is to jointly develop a forward-looking, sustainable, and functional design.

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70 million euros for hydrogen research in northern Germany

ZAL is at the forefront of the German Technology Center for Hydrogen. The so-called ITZ (Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen) is to conduct research on various topics at several German locations and will be funded with a sum of 290 million euros. The federal government is making up to 70 million euros available to the North German association alone.

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InDiKa and the ZAL Endpoint – a lot of digitization in a very small space

The future is digital. In aviation research, this is especially true for the aircraft cabin. Technological innovations and digitization will ensure a smooth and seamless passenger experience in the future: from in-flight entertainment to mood lighting in the cabin. To this end, engineers in the InDiKa department, which stands for Intelligent Digital Cabin, are constantly developing communication technologies and innovative systems.

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New hydrogen tank for aeronautical research

The vision of emission-free flying is becoming a bit more of a reality in Hamburg. The ZAL Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research has expanded its hydrogen infrastructure with a 20-meter-high, 100 m³ tank. The tank, provided by the company Air Products who will also supply the needed gaseous hydrogen, suddenly increases the capacities available at the research center twenty-fold.

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