Head of the Department: Ingmar Mayerbuch
The Flight Facility Oberpfaffenhofen of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is Europe’s largest operator of research aircraft for atmospheric research and earth observation. The highly modified aircraft fleet operates worldwide for various research organisations, public authorities and private companies. The structure of the facility reflects the variety of related services which are available to the scientific users of the research aircraft. Scientific missions on DLR airborne platform profit from the longterm experience of these groups in their specific field.
The Flight Facility Oberpfaffenhofen of the DLR is in close cooperation with many international organisations and embedded in the European community of research flight facilities. The Facility has been involved in several European projects since the 4th framework program of the European Commission concerning networking (EURASER, EUFAR) training (STAAARTE) and access (CAATER) issues.