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Air travel of the future – aircraft with no leading-edge slats will be quieter and more environment-friendly

7. September 2012

Every year, there is a six percent increase in the volume of air traffic. To make air travel more environment-friendly and quieter, researchers at DLR, together with partners Airbus, EADS Innovation Works and Cassidian Air Systems, have been carrying out research to reduce the aerodynamic drag of aircraft and have developed an alternative to the traditional leading-edge slat.

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Safer, cleaner and lighter: DLR demonstrates developments for the aviation of tomorrow at ILA 2012

28. August 2012

Microscopic holes in the outer skin of an aircraft, wings with elastically deforming leading edges and steep approach flights - these are just some of the innovations from DLR for the future of aviation.

Flying auditorium and robotic microsurgery

16. August 2012

The future of aerospace will be showcased by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the International Aerospace Exhibition (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung; ILA) in Berlin, from 11 to 16 September 2012.

From 'dwarf' research to Institute management – Christine Arlt

26. July 2012

For years, Christine Arlt manipulated the tiniest of particles – 'nanos'. Today, the 32-year-old researcher is Deputy Director of the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

To what extent do thunderstorms influence the formation of ozone?

31. May 2012

Thunderstorms have a significant effect on the formation of ozone. Nitrogen oxide is produced as a result of lightning; this in turn yields ozone at altitudes of 10 kilometres. Strong updraughts in thunderstorms also transport emissions from the ground into the upper atmosphere.

Migratory locusts in a wind tunnel

2. May 2012

Insects are capable of masterful feats of flying; whenever they witness locusts flying long distances or moths hovering over flowers, aerodynamicists can only marvel.

Biokerosene proven in flight operations

9. March 2012

Lufthansa AG has conducted a long-term test of biokerosene on 1187 scheduled flights. This involved one of the engines of an Airbus A321 being powered by a fuel mixture containing 50 percent biosynthetic kerosene.

Helmet mounted display for safer helicopter flight

29. February 2012

Helicopter flights and landings in poor visibility conditions always present pilots with special challenges. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has now completed a series of tests with a new helmet mounted display and has brought it into use a flight simulator.

DLR at the Singapore Airshow

13. February 2012

The Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace trade fair in Asia and an important meeting place for the global aviation industry, will be held from 14 to 19 February 2012.

Falcon – measurement flights in Malaysia

1. February 2012

The coastal regions of Malaysia are major source areas of biogenic halogen compounds capable of damaging the ozone layer. This was the verdict reached by scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) together with partners from the SHIVA project.

Helicopters set to become more manoeuvrable - using humpback whales as the prototype

27. January 2012

Modern helicopters could be significantly faster and more manoeuvrable - if aerodynamics did not impose limitations on them. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen have now discovered and flight-tested a way to increase manoeuvrability using an idea they got from observing humpback whales.

DLR 2012 – Research is an important investment for the future

26. January 2012

As one of Europe's leading research institutions, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will continue to align its research work with key issues concerning environmental protection, mobility, energy supply and security in 2012.

DLR opens office in Singapore

14. November 2011

On 14 November 2011, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) formally inaugurated its office on the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus in Singapore.

Do natural halogen compounds damage the ozone layer?

4. November 2011

The industrial production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has been forbidden under international agreement, but it is also possible that natural chlorinated and brominated compounds might damage the ozone layer.

DLR and Airbus flight-test new aircraft ventilation system

19. October 2011

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Airbus have flight-tested a new ventilation system for aircraft for the first time, with the objective of improving passenger comfort while saving energy and fuel.

Research flights - DLR investigates the effect of contrails and volcanic emissions on the climate

7. October 2011

What influence do contrails and volcanic emissions have on the climate? Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) tackled this question by conducting 12 research flights with the Falcon research aircraft as part of the Concert project.

Aircraft of the future - DLR is studying 'Blended Wing Body' designs

9. September 2011

What will the aircraft of the future look like? Researchers at DLR are trying to answer this question. One possible option is known as a Blended Wing Body.

Wind tunnels, air traffic and research aircraft – the fascination of aviation during German Aerospace Day at DLR

1. September 2011

Anyone who has ever wanted to know what a combustion chamber test stand looks like from the inside, how a wind tunnel works or how big the Airbus A380 really is must come to German Aerospace Day.

German Aerospace Day at DLR in Cologne – a live encounter with astronauts and high-tech research

19. August 2011

On 18 September 2011, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is holding its Aerospace Day in Cologne-Porz. On this date, DLR and the European Space Agency (ESA) – alongside other partners, will be showcasing their research projects from the aerospace, energy and transport sectors.

Knowledge for tomorrow – DLR at the Moscow Aerospace Show MAKS 2011

15. August 2011

The Moscow Aviation and Space Salon show, MAKS 2011, takes place in Zhukovsky, south of Moscow, between 16 and 21 August 2011. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is once again represented at Russia’s national aerospace show this year.