IS­TAR Das­sault Fal­con 2000LX (D-BDLR)

Final approach
Fi­nal ap­proach
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Final approach

IS­TAR's first land­ing in Braun­schweig on 31 Jan­uary 2020.
Cockpit
Cock­pit
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Cockpit

The cock­pit of the IS­TAR Das­sault Fal­con 2000LX.
ISTAR logo
IS­TAR lo­go
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ISTAR logo

IS­TAR lo­go and en­gine.
Side view
Side view
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Side view

IS­TAR, the new flight test ve­hi­cle at the DLR Flight Ex­per­i­ments fa­cil­i­ty in Braun­schweig.
Flyover
Fly­over
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Flyover

Fly­over by IS­TAR on its first land­ing in Braun­schweig.
Ansicht von oben
View from above
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View from above

IS­TAR, the new flight test ve­hi­cle at the DLR Flight Ex­per­i­ments fa­cil­i­ty in Braun­schweig.

The In-flight Systems and Technology Airborne Research (ISTAR) aircraft is an in-flight simulator that will support the expansion of scientific knowledge about automated and uncrewed flying and the implementation of more advanced pilot assistance systems. ISTAR will also enable a major leap forward in digitisation for aviation – the aim is to create a digital twin that will accompany the aircraft over its entire lifespan.

An all-rounder for optimised aerodynamics, flight guidance and flight control

Once fully developed, ISTAR will test the flight characteristics of new aircraft designs – both real and virtual, crewed and uncrewed – under real operating conditions. ISTAR’s digital twin will provide a digital description of the actual aircraft, through which conversions, servicing, maintenance and operational aspects will be reproduced and planned. The research aircraft is based at the DLR Flight Experiments facility in Braunschweig and forms part of the largest civil research fleet in Europe with a total of twelve aircraft and helicopters. ISTAR is available for use by other national and European research institutions, as well as aircraft manufacturers and suppliers.

This globally unique platform for researching flight physics, flight control, flight guidance and uncrewed aviation systems is being used to develop new environmentally friendly and efficient aircraft, propulsion systems and assistance systems. ISTAR will advance the development of the technologies required for climate-neutral aviation.

Contact
  • Volker Speelmann
    Head of Re­search In­fras­truc­tures
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
  • Burkhard Wigger
    Head of De­part­ment
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Flight Ex­per­i­ments
    Man­age­ment
    Telephone: +49 531 295 2930
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
    Contact
  • Martin Gestwa
    Head of Flight Fa­cil­i­ty Braun­schweig
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Flight Ex­per­i­ments
    Telephone: +49 531 295-2240
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
    Contact

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