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
DLR Remote Tower Lab
During the tests in the DLR Remote Tower Laboratory, one controller handled the traffic at up to three airfields simultaneously.
Airport and Control Simulator (ACCESS)
The Airport and Control Center Simulator (ACCES) acts as a management center with working positions for the different operators at airports
Airport Operations Center (APOC)
The new jointly operated Airport Operations Centre (APOC) has the potential for airports and all participants to respond much better to disruptions of future flight operations.
Prof. Dr. Dirk KüglerDirector, DLR Institute of Flight GuidanceGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)DLR Institute of Flight GuidanceTelephone: +49 531 295-2500
Fax: +49 531 295-2550Lilienthalplatz 7Contact
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of employees (2018)32,101133
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of publications – 16 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)137,725862
number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (16 percent)137,725137
number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018137,725725
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of journal contributions from 2014 to 2018 (25 percent of open access)48,1664
number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)48,1648
number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)48,1616