ZAL Topping-Out Ceremony: Construction Workers and Researchers Celebrate ZAL Expansion!

Just in November, the foundation stone was laid for the 8,000 square meter extension. Now, a little over six months later, construction workers and researchers are celebrating the traditional topping-out ceremony together. There is great anticipation and excitement among all parties involved. The progress of the construction now clearly reveals what will soon be completed: new hangar space and laboratories for collaborative research, conference rooms, and offices.


ZAL and H3 Dynamics Join Forces on Hydrogen Aviation Research

ZAL GmbH and H3 Dynamics, a Singaporean technology scale-up, have signed a MoU to collaborate on projects developing hydrogen use in aviation and advanced air mobility in Hamburg at ZAL TechCenter. The signing took place during the Paris Air Show by ZAL’s CEO Roland Gerhards and Taras Wankewycz, founder and CEO of H3 Dynamics.


Renewal of the partnership between ZAL and CRIAQ

We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ZAL GmbH and CRIAQ (Consortium de Recherche et d'Innovation en Aérospatiale au Québec) at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. The objective of this cooperation agreement is to facilitate cross-border research and technology projects in the aerospace industry. Under this agreement, ZAL and CRIAQ will work together to promote research and innovation between aerospace industry professionals, universities and research centers. Together, we will expand networking events, coordinate public-private funded R&T projects, and engage in forward-looking activities.


Would you fly AI? How to certify AI Systems

In der Luftfahrt gibt es große Hoffnungen für Künstliche Intelligenz (KI). Potenzielle Anwendungen reichen von der Erkennung von Landebahnen bis zum Autopiloten der Zukunft. Weitere Anwendungsbereiche könnten die Planung von verbrauchsoptimierten Flugrouten oder die visuelle Qualitätskontrolle während der Flugzeugmontage sein. Um jedoch in der Luftfahrt eingesetzt zu werden, müssen Verfahren entwickelt werden, um KI-Systeme zu zertifizieren und damit ihre Sicherheit nachzuweisen.


FUTURED – The New ZAL Magazine

The new ZAL Magazine, FUTURED, provides information on current topics and trends from ZAL TechCenter. For the first time, we report across partners on research projects being conducted at ZAL. A diverse mix of contributions from Airbus, DLR, Diehl, Siemens, HAW Hamburg, and many others offer insights into topics such as AI & Digitalization, Cabin, or Hydrogen & Sustainability.


Homemade Hydrogen – Singaporian Startup presents at Hamburg ZAL

ZAL is about to open a new “fast lane” for international startups and scaleups that look to become part of the building and the Hamburg ecosystem: As part of the “Scaleup Landing Pad” initiative by Hamburg Invest, companies from outside Germany can now apply for free lab and office space to do projects at ZAL, and will receive further support when it comes to administration and lodging. This enables up-and-coming companies in aviation and related industries to become part of the ZAL and the Hamburg industry community at little to zero risk and cost.


ZAL Innovation Talk – Robotics in Aviation – 5 years from now

How will the future of aerospace production be shaped by technological advancements? Which projects and developments have the potential to influence the design process, production lines, and flight operations in the next five years? In the ZAL Innovation Talk “Robotics in Aviation – 5 years from now,” we explored the latest developments in robotics and […]


ZAL Innovation Talk – Hydrogen in Aviation and Maritime 5 Years From Now

What role will hydrogen play in aviation and shipping in the next five years? And how will Hamburg’s hydrogen infrastructure change? These were the central questions discussed at the ZAL Innovation Talk on February 22nd, where Roland Gerhards, CEO of ZAL, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jahn from the Fraunhofer Institute for Maritime Logistics talked about […]


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