Vision of the Institute of Flight Guidance

The DLR Institute of Flight Guidance is a leading research organisation in air traffic management and airports.

Within the field of tension between basic and applied research we understand ourselves as knowledge keeper and producer of ideas in the domain. We shape the future of air traffic management and airports.

Thanks to a holistic approach the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance combines basic and applied research in the areas of:

Theory & Experiment Conzept & Implementation Process & Infrastructur Human & Technology


We are a formative member of national and international networks, together with strategic partners. We see ourselves as a supporter of the university and postgraduate education and thus contribute to securing the high-tech location Germany.

Of central importance is the scientific independence, which manifests itself in these three pillars:

Open for
any results
Freedom in the selection of methods
Publication of methods and results


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