The Institute of Flight Guidance is working on the development and application of future processes and technologies for the integrated airborne and ground-based guidance of aircraft. This means using airspace more flexibly and efficiently and enabling airports to optimise throughput, while minimising fuel consumption and environmental impact. To this end, the Institute examines all technical and operational processes on board aircraft and on the ground (air navigation services and airports). Special attention is paid to the changing role of the human operator.
Institute of Flight Guidance
Innovative concepts – remote monitoring of multiple airportsDuring the tests in the DLR Remote Tower Laboratory, one controller handled the traffic at up to three airfields simultaneously.
Generic Cockpit Simulator (GECO) – supporting pilots by automating onboard processesThe Generic Experimental Cockpit (GECO) is a modular fixed-base cockpit simulator with interchangeable flight-mechanical models. These are changed, depending on the application required.
Apron and Tower Simulator (ATS) – designing air and ground traffic management systems for air traffic controllers360 degree tower simulator for the validation of new systems and procedures for air traffic management at the airport and in the terminal control area.
Prof. Dr. Dirk KüglerDirectorGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Flight GuidanceLilienthalplatz 7Contact
Dr.-Ing. Helmut TöbbenHead of Management Services and AT-OneGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Flight Guidance
DLR Institute of Flight GuidanceTelephone: +49 531 295-2932
Fax: +49 531 295-2550Lilienthalplatz 7Contact
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Institute of Flight Guidance: number of PhD students (2018)
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of publications – 16 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)
137,725137number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (16 percent)
137,725725number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of employees (2020)