The German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig does research in the fields of aeronautics, transport, space and energy. Located at the Research Airport, DLR continues the tradition of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFL), founded in 1936, and employs there about 1100 highly-qualified scientists and engineers.
Range of services
Unique high-performance facilities, research flight and automotive vehicles, flight simulators, air traffic simulation facilities, wind tunnels in the European DNW foundation (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels), mobile rotor test stands and test stands for material and noise tests are available for experimental research.
Test equipment for sophisticated, experimental technology is designed and manufactured in the modern workshops of DLR Engineering Systems House. An in-house office of airworthiness surveys the safe and operations of the complex experimental installations in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters of the Braunschweig Research flight department. The certified Rail Site® provides DLR with the competence to support industry in the certification of their rail system components. Furthermore DLR consults users in the application of composite fiber technologies and new materials in industry.
Focal areas of research are:
Improvement of the dynamic aircraft behaviour and the operational safety of aircraft and helicopters
Increase in the performance, safety and reliability o air, road and railway traffic
Intelligent assistance systems for human operators of airborne and ground transportation systems
Development of design principles and tools for low-drag and quiet air vehicles
Development and realization of adaptable, damage-tolerant and cost-efficient high-performance structures for aerospace and ground transportation application
DLR Braunschweig cooperates closely with TU Baunschweig, other research establishments and in networks such as Research Airport and ForschungRegion Braunschweig.
Institutes and facilities
- DLR Institute for Software Technology
- DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
- DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research
- DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems
- DLR Institute of Flight Guidance
- DLR Institute of Flight Systems
- DLR Institute of Transportation Systems
- DLR Design Organisation
- DLR Engineering Systems House
- DLR Flight Operations
- DLR Technology Marketing
- Association for the Scientific Development of ATM in Europe (ASDA)
- Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engieneering (C²A²S²E)
- German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW)
Apprenticeships, continuing education and the promotion of young scientists
DLR is certified establishment for apprenticeships, vocational training and continuing/college education. It provides school and job internships as well as industrial-technical and commercial apprenticeships. It also provides additional qualification for scientists by coaching them on their diploma thesis and enabling them to acquire their PhD. The DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig is a curricular learning center where school students can carry out experiments on their own and acquire an insight into everyday research.