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.


Time Sensitive Networking or who has priority on the data highway?

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a collection of industry standards that extends conventional Ethernet with various procedures and protocols. The idea is to avoid delays or losses in data transmission and thus guarantee high reliability - especially when the network load is high. For the cabin, for example, TSN enables a shared network.


ZAL Discourse – Additive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

Our speakers Jesse Boyer from Pratt & Whitney as well as Raytheon Technologies and Henricus Engelmann from Materialise showed at the "Online ZAL Discourse: Additive Manufacturing & Supply Chains" on March 24 which challenges, potentials and success stories are associated with additive manufacturing and supply chains.


RAFINESS Research Project – Cabin with Finesse

The RAFINESS research project is concerned with new fastening systems. These are used to connect components of the cabin to the fuselage structure of the aircraft. The RAFINESS team is investigating how these connectors can be intelligently manufactured using the example of an overhead bin.


Laser Peen Forming – the Peencor and Leadpeen LSP projects

One of the most innovative technologies at ZAL is Laser Shock Peening (LSP), a process that on the one hand increases the durability of aircraft parts and on the other hand can form sheet metal parts. In this process, short high-energy laser pulses strike a component, where they cause a plasma explosion.


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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