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DLR-Forschungsflugzeuge auf der ILA 2008

Airbus A320-232 "D-ATRA"


27 May 2008
The Airbus A320-232 "D-ATRA", the latest - and largest - addition to the fleet, will be deployed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) from late 2008. ATRA (Advanced Technology Research Aircraft) is a modern and flexible flight test platform which sets a new benchmark for flying test beds in European aerospace research - and not just because of its size.
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VFW 614 / ATTAS


27 May 2008
For more than twenty years, ATTAS (Advanced Technologies Testing Aircraft System) has been the large flying test bed of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). ATTAS was primarily designed as a "flying simulator", to simulate the flying behaviour of other - real (existing) or virtual - aircraft.
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Cessna 208B Grand Caravan


27 May 2008
The smallest aircraft of DLR's Oberpfaffenhofen flight facility is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, registration D-FDLR. The single-engine turboprop aircraft is mainly used by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) for remote sensing. It is especially well suited for camera flights, such as those with the HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera), operated by DLR and also used in space missions.
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ACT/FHS Flying Helicopter Simulator


27 May 2008
The ACT/FHS 'Flying Helicopter Simulator' of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is based on a standard Eurocopter EC 135 type helicopter, which has been extensively modified for use as a research and test aircraft. The mechanical controls, for example, have been replaced by a fly-by-wire/fly-by-light (FBW/FBL) flight control system. Now the control commands are transferred by electric cables and fibre optic cables instead of control rods.
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