The Institute of Flight Guidance performs long-term engineering research preceding industrial developments. It is active in the field of flight control and air traffic management (ATM) incorporating other means of transport as well. Priorities are set in the areas of operational procedures, technology development and human-centered automation. It develops and evaluates concepts, solutions and methods for air traffic management, airports and the vicinity of airports. The goal is to improve the efficiency, user friendliness and safety of the air transport system.
Within the alliance AT-One, the Institute works closely together with the dutch National Aeronautics and Space Laboratory (NLR).