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.
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DLR Remote Tower LabDuring the tests in the DLR Remote Tower Laboratory, one controller handled the traffic at up to three airfields simultaneously.
The Generic Experimental Cockpit (GECO)The 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)360 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
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of employees (2020)
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of journal contributions from 2014 to 2018 (25 percent of open access)
48,1648number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
48,1616number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
Institute of Flight Guidance: number of PhD students (2018)