A significant increase in civil air traffic is expected over the next 20 years. Consequently, the aviation industry is faced with the challenge of making flying not only more economical, but also more ecological, more reliable, more flexible and more comfortable. To achieve this, innovative solutions are developed in the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The cluster partners have agreed to focus their research activities on areas including cabin technologies and the use of fuel cells, the extension of expertise to cover new aircraft types in maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as increasing the efficiency of air transport systems at airports. The world’s third-largest location in the civil aviation industry possesses expertise which stretches over all facets of aircraft construction, aircraft maintenance and airport operations.
Source: BMBF brochure “Germany’s Leading-Edge Clusters”