Technical Operations & Flight Facility Braunschweig

The aircraft stationed in Braunschweig comprise 6 fixed-wing aircraft and 2 helicopters, which are equipped to the latest technical standards for aircraft research. The range of services is correspondingly broad: the fields of research are in the areas of

  • Flight physics
  • Digitisation
  • Environmental impact
  • Efficiency
  • Sustainable drives
  • Automation & unmanned flight

In addition to various DLR institutes, customers include renowned research institutions and industrial companies, aviation authorities, universities and test pilot schools.

The Braunschweig Research Flight Department is responsible for the organisational and site-related management of operations in Braunschweig and also bears responsibility for DLR technical operations across all sites with its CAMO and Part-145 maintenance operations:

  • Accountable Manager Part-M and Part-145 (cross-location)
  • Aeronautical and technical management of the entire DLR technical operations (CAMO & Part-145, cross-site)
  • Disciplinary management of operations (flight operations & technology) at the Braunschweig site


Martin Gestwa

Head of Technical Operations & Flight Facility
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Flight Experiments
Research flight department
Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig