Video: First flight of the HyBird demonstrator
DLR has successfully conducted the first flight of the HyBird demonstrator at the National Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Cochstedt. The flight tests in Cochstedt saw a new aircraft configuration flown for the first time. The current 1:4 scale HyBird demonstrator consists of a high-wing aircraft with a large propeller at each wingtip and at each tip of the V-tail. In the future, this concept will carry five to nine passengers at least 700 to 1000 kilometres.
DLR in North Rhine-Westphalia
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is located at six sites in North Rhine-Westphalia. At its headquarters in Cologne as well as in Aachen, Bonn, Jülich, Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach, research is conducted in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. DLR covers the entire spectrum from fundamental research to industrial readiness and is involved in a large number of national and international collaborations.

Video: Das DLR in zwei Minuten
Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) ist das Forschungszentrum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Seine Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeiten in Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt, Energie, Verkehr und Sicherheit sind in nationale und internationale Kooperationen eingebunden.