The Electric Aircraft
The demand for air transport is on the rise. At the same time, there is an ever-increasing call from society at large to significantly reduce the impact of air transport on the environment and climate.
Within DLR aeronautics research, six key concepts address the core challenges in air transport for safe and environmentally sustainable flight. They focus programmatic control on target products and do this across discipline and institute boundaries. The aim is to pursue and implement key technologies together with industry within the framework of national guiding concepts and international programmes. This aim extends to the virtual integration of an innovative aircraft.