European aviation research: IMOTHEP, an ambitious technology programme for hybrid electric drives

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The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an important key to the further development of aviation. It requires ambitious research and solutions that go far beyond the continuous improvement of current aircraft technologies. On January 20, 2020, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V. and its partners from aviation research and industry officially launched the IMOTHEP project in Brussels, a research initiative on hybrid electric propulsion that is funded by the European Commission as part of Horizon 2020 .

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Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2

Solaranlage SUN-to-LIQUID zur Herstellung von Kerosin/Foto: DLR

The conversion from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The “SUN-to-LIQUID” project, funded by the European Union and Switzerland, was the first to produce solar kerosene. The production of renewable kerosene from water and CO2 is made possible by concentrated sunlight. Continue reading “Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2” »

ILA Berlin 2018 – Bauhaus Luftfahrt plans to present numerous innovations

Booth View/Image: Bauhaus Luftfahrt

This year Bauhaus Luftfahrt will have its own booth (Hall 2, Booth 403) at ILA Berlin – the most innovative trade event for the aerospace industry – from April 25th to 29th, 2018. The futurologists from Munich promise to have a lot of innovative food for thought and discussion in their luggage, which has the potential to fundamentally change the air transport system.

On 43 square metres, the think tank not only plans to present its own technological concepts and operational solutions (see below), but also Continue reading “ILA Berlin 2018 – Bauhaus Luftfahrt plans to present numerous innovations” »

ILA 2016 – New inner-city airports and new aircraft – a glimpse into the future

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Cent air station/Image: Bauhaus Luftfahrt

After its trade fair appearances in 2012 with “Ce-Liner” and 2014 with “Propulsive Fuselage”, Bauhaus Luftfahrt again wants to attract the attention of important trade visitors and the wider public at this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show form June 1st until June 4th.

In collaboration with twelve students from Glasgow School of Art, 25 scientists from Bauhaus Luftfahrt have developed a well-matched airport and aircraft concept: “CentAirStation” and “CityBird”. Their mission statement: New inner-city airports and new aircraft operating regionally between these new inner-city airports and conventional airports will contribute greatly to solve major air transport challenges in 2040 and beyond.

Please find more details related to “CentAirStation” and “CityBird” and more background informatoin in the links:

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At the stand of its industrial partner MTU Aero Engines (hall 2, no. 301), Bauhaus Luftfahrt will illustrate its concept based on a model in scale 1:200 as well as two animations in 3D and 360 degrees. jwm