Ultraefficient Aircraft Technologies – Key Building Blocks on the Way to Sustaineable Flight

19 May 2022
17 h 00 min | 20 h 30 min
Cornelius Edzard Straße 15 - 28199 - Bremen - (Germany)

Mini Symposium in cooperation between the DGLR (Fachbereich L2 – Bemannte Luftfahrzeuge) and the Air and Space Academy

Ultraefficient Aircraft technologies for low drag, low weight and low specific fuel consumption are more important than ever to master the challenge towards more sustainable flight. Significant efficiency improvements are mandatory to limit the fuel consumption for next generation aircraft, either to drastically reduce the CO2-impact from still fossile kerosene based propulsion or to mitigate the drawback from the significant affordability challenge of novel zero emission fuels (SAF or H2).

Besides this efficiency challenge also a the capability for more flexible flight trajectories is key, to mitigate non-CO2 impacts on global warming (such as contrails) and to drastically cut noise emissions

Nevertheless an full compliance in terms of certifiability, manageable manufacturing cost and full operational compatibility to the air transport system are crucial requirements to ensure economically viable future products.

On this mini symposium a group of experts from DLR, Airbus, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Universities and DGLR & AAE will present and discuss the challenges and latest technological initiatives and developments in short lectures and pitches. An extensive podium discussion with the lectures and the audience will conclude the symposium.


17.00 – Welcome by AAE (J. Klenner) & DGLR (D. Reckzeh)

17.15  – Setting the scene: The Zero Global Warming impact challenge for aviation (Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Mirko Hornung) .

17.30 – Up to the limits of physics: The -50% aircraft (DLR, AAE, Cord Rossow)

17:45 – Integration of advanced propulsion and novel energy carriers (NFL / TU Braunschweig, Jens Friedrichs)

18.10 – Ultraefficient Aircraft Technology (Airbus, D.Reckzeh)

18:25 – Building the future disruptive wing (structures, integration, industrialization concepts) (DLR, Tobias Wille)

18.45 – Break / Coffee & Snacks

19.15 – Advanced Aircraft Design competence in the academic landscape (RWTH Aachen, Eike Stumpf)

19:30 – Digital & Integrated chains “up to certification” (DLR, Kristof Risse)

19:45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A from Auditorium


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