Vision of the Institute of Flight Guidance

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

We regard ourselves as a knowledge base and producer of ideas in this field, while we balance the conflict of interests between basic research and applied science. 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 Concept & Implementation Process & Infrastructure Human & Technology


We are an influential member of national and international networks together with our strategic partners. We see ourselves as a supporter of university and postgraduate education and thus contribute to securing Germany’s position as a high-tech location.

Of key importance is 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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