09

Jan

2020

18:00

Winglets@Airbus

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI.
Lecture in English if requested.

 

Winglets, the small "wings" at the tip of aircraft wings, have long been of particular interest. Do they only offer a convenient area for the airline logo, or are there any other good reasons for equipping a aircraft with winglets? In fact, winglets have a global influence on the flow field and can thus make a significant contribution to reducing air resistance.

But how does a winglet work in detail? How can aerodynamic mechanisms be used to generate a noticeable effect on the aircraft system in a severely restricted parameter space? It also requires profound knowledge of various interactions with other disciplines.

Is the integration of winglets the real challenge? There are clear differences between retrofitting existing aircraft or a new design.

Finally, all solutions, along with their respective motivations, will be presented on the basis of the complete Airbus fleet.

 

 Poster_2020_01_09_Winglets.pdf (118 KB)

 

Presentation

 Text_2020_01_09_Winglets.pdf (3,84 MB)

Date:
Time:
09.01.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Heller, Senior Aerodynamics Expert, Airbus Operations
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.11 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

23

Jan

2020

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

Featuring one of the most voluminous cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today, the Airbus Beluga plays a key role in keeping Airbus production and assembly network operating at full capacity. The current fleet of 5 Beluga, based on A300-600, carries complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany.

To support the A350 XWB ramp-up and other production rate increases, Airbus will gradually replace its current Beluga’s with six BelugaXL aircraft, derived from the company’s versatile A330 widebody product line. Veronique Roca, Chief Engineer of the BelugaXL, will tell us about the BelugaXL since its launch in Nov 2014. With the First Flight in July 2018, the BelugaXL is now completing the Flight Test Campaign and will achieve certification in Q4 2019.

 

Veronique has been BelugaXL Technical Director & Chief Engineer since 2016.  As part of her mission she holds the Technical Authority to define and validate the target configuration of the aircraft, in line with operational and certification requirements, and meeting highest safety standards. Previously, Veronique was A330 Chief Engineer for France for two years.

 

 Poster_2020_01_23_BelugaXL-3.pdf (143 KB)

 

Presentation

 Text_2020_01_23_BelugaXL-2.pdf (6,60 MB)

Date:
Time:
23.01.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Veronique Roca, BelugaXL Technical Director & Chief Engineer, Airbus
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.11 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

19

Mar

2020

18:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and the decisions taken by the City of Hamburg and the University (HAW), we have to cancel this lecture and the one on 2 April. We hope to bring it to you at a later date. 

 

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

Lecture in English

 

Describing the life of a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in the 1970s with a focus on the exciting job of chasing Soviet Tu-95 'Bear' long-range reconnaissance aircraft over the North Sea as they approached UK airspace.

In addition Nick will also talk shortly about his experiences flying the A340-600 and other Airbus aircraft

 

During a 19 year career in the RAF, Nick moved from the Phantom to the Hawk T1 trainer as an A1 fast jet Qualified Flying Instructor, then back to the Phantom to become a Qualified Weapons Instructor.  He then moved to Australia on an exchange tour flying the F/A 18 for the No 77 Sqn RAAF, and finally back to the UK to fly the Panavia F3 Tornado Air Defence Variant.

After obtaining his Air Transport Pilot’s Licence and leaving the military, Capt. Nick joined Virgin Atlantic Airways flying the Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-600, and the Airbus A330-300 on long haul flights.

 

Listen to podcast with Nick Anderson

 Poster_2020_03_19_Chasing_Bears.pdf (160 KB)

Date:
Time:
19.03.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Captain Nick Anderson, Senior Airbus Captain (rtd.) at Virgin Atlantic and ex-RAF fighter pilot
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.11 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

02

Apr

2020

18:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and the decisions taken by the City of Hamburg and the University (HAW), we have to cancel this lecture. We hope to bring it to you at a later date. 

 

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

(Lecture in English)

 

The lecturer will describe the start of his career working at Avro in Canada and Boeing in Seattle before moving to France to work on the Concorde project.

He will discuss the reasons for Concorde’s unique shape giving examples of the design evolution and describe the powerplant installation with its complex control system.

He will conclude by discussing the post entry-into-service problems and end by showing the development potential of the basic Concorde design.

The lecture will give an insight into the methods used in the 1960’s to design this unique aircraft

 Poster_2020_04_02_Concorde_memories.pdf (151 KB)

Date:
Time:
02.04.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dudley Collard, former aerodynamicist, Groupe Technique Concorde, Aerospatiale
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.11 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

14

Apr

2020

17:00

Der VDI lädt ein zum Vortrag in Kooperation mit DGLR, RAeS, ZAL und HAW Hamburg

 

Andrea Wächter wird zusammen mit einem Kollegen aus der Technik aufzeigen, was alles passiert, um einen Flug sicher von und nach Hamburg durchzuführen. Wie wird die Sicherheit hergestellt? Wie kann die Sicherheit bei der ordnungsgemäßen Flugdurchführung noch weiter erhöht werden? Weitere Stichworte aus dem Vortrag: Flugwegeoptimierung, Drohnen, Fluglotsen: Mensch und Computer, Lufttaxis, Technik: VOR, NDB, GPS, Radar.

 

Die Anzahl der Teilnehmer ist auf 50 begrenzt. Eine Anmeldung ist erforderlich bis 6. April 2020 dies und weitere Infos: https://purl.org/AeroLectures/2020-04-14-Anmeldung 

 

 poster_2020_04_14_DFS-Hamburg.pdf (414 KB)

Date:
Time:
14.04.2020
17:00 - 19:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Andrea Wächter, Leiterin Tower Hamburg, DFS
Location:
 
Handelskammer Hamburg Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburger Alsterzimmer
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

14

May

2020

18:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation we have decided to cancel this lecture. We hope to bring it to you at a later date.

 

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with HAW-Hamburg, DGLR, VDI & ZAL

(Lecture in English. This lecture replaces the original planned lecture which has had to be postponed until 2021)

 

There is nothing more international than air, yet most histories of aviation take a very national view. In this talk a contrast will be drawn between such narrow approaches and the actual experience of aerospace engineers in Germany and Britain since the middle of the twentieth century.

The detailed exploration of V/STOL aircraft, the Tornado and Typhoon programmes and the evolution of Airbus will show the ways in which German thinking about aircraft, project management and collaboration have shaped the development of the British industry.

Although recent events may seem to challenge the future of British integration with the European aerospace industry, the talk will show that the interdependence will likely continue, and will briefly explore future prospects, such as FCAS (Future Combat Air System).

 

 Poster_2020_05_14_German_British.pdf (108 KB)

 

Some articles in RAeS Aerospace by Mike Pryce

30 years of hurt - is UK combat aircraft design coming home?

Date:
Time:
14.05.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Michael Pryce, Combat Air Advisor/Analyst, Future Projects Research
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), Hörsaal 01.11
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

28

May

2020

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with HAW Hamburg, RAeS Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

So alt wie die Raumfahrt ist die Idee von Raumfahrzeugen mit Flügeln für die Rückkehr nach ihrer Mission ins All. Vereinzelte Entwürfe benötigen Flügel auch für den Start. Insgesamt sollte damit eine Wiederverwendbarkeit von Raumflugkörpern etabliert werden. Allerdings erreichten zahlreiche Konzepte nie die Einsatzreife, obwohl z.B. das deutsche Transportsystem "Sänger" durchaus zukunftsträchtig erschien. Erfolgreich war hingegen der 30 Jahre lange Einsatz der Space Shuttles der NASA von 1981 bis 2011 als Multifunktions-Raumtransporter, welche u.a. zum Aufbau der Internationalen Raumstation ISS genutzt wurden. Für neue staatliche und private Raumfahrtprogramme kommt derzeit (z.B. für die X-37B) und künftig (z.B. für den "Dream Chaser" und die XS-1) auch wieder Shuttle-Technologie zur Anwendung.

 

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Date:
Time:
28.05.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr. rer. nat. Thilo Günter, DGLR Hamburg
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW), Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), Hörsaal 01.11
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

04

June

2020

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with HAW Hamburg, RAeS Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

This is an online lecture. Click on the link to attend

 

In 2019 EASA started work on a definition of a labeling system for the aviation industry. Work with students at HAW Hamburg lead to a definition of an Ecolabel for Aircraft already in 2017. The lecture reports on international progress with reporting and labeling schemes related to aircraft. The HAW Hamburg definition of an Ecolabel for Aircraft is explained, based on which commonly used passenger aircraft are evaluated. This leads to straight advice for travelers about what to observe when booking a flight in order to limit the environmental footprint.

 

 poster_2020_06_04_EcoLableForAircraft-2.pdf (367 KB)

Date:
Time:
04.06.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz MSME, HAW Hamburg
Location:
 
This is an online lecture!
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

16

June

2020

18:30

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation we have decided to cancel this lecture. We hope to bring it to you at a later date.

 

Annual Gerhard Sedlmayr Lecture

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL 

Lecture in English

 

Date:
Time:
16.06.2020
18:30 Uhr
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Speaker:
Steve Roberts, Head of Business Development, Martin-Baker
Location:
 
Airbus Auditorium Hs.25, Airbus Operations, Kreetslag 10, 21129 Hamburg. (Main Entrance / Osttor)
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

10

Sep

2020

18:00

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

More information about Rich Graham

 

The worlds fastest and highest flying aircraft was conceived as early as 1958 by the renowned aircraft engineer, Kelly Johnson. The gigantic leap in technology he and his engineers had to overcome at the Lockheed Skunk Works was phenomenal. Built in total secrecy, the first Blackbird flew on April 26, 1962. The Blackbirds only purpose was to gather highly classified intelligence on hostile countries around the world. Flying at Mach 3+ speeds and cruising at over 85,000 feet, the SR-71 could survey over 100,000 square miles every hour, gathering millions of bits of intelligence. When cruising at over 2,200 mph, with skin friction temperatures reaching 600 degrees F., the SR-71 performed at its very best.

Col. Richard Graham flew the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird from 1974-1981. 

Date:
Time:
10.09.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Col. Richard "Rich" Graham, USAF Retd.
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.11 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

01

Oct

2020

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with RAeS, VDI & HAW Hamburg

 

This is an online lecture. Click on the link to attend

 

Vortrag auf Deutsch

Der Vortrag stellt den Flugversuch in den heutigen Kontext der Luftfahrt mit seinen Verknüpfungen zur Zulassung und Entwicklung des Luftfahrzeuges. Welche Anforderungen gibt es? Welche Vorgaben der EASA müssen beachtet werden. Was ist ein Entwicklungsbetrieb? Anhand von Beispielen aus der täglichen Arbeit wird die praktische Umsetzung der Flugversuche dargestellt. Zusammen mit den beteiligten Wissenschaftlern bereitet der Projekt- und Entwicklungsingenieurs die Flugversuche vor und übernimmt die Verantwortung für die strukturelle Implementierung der Flugversuchsinstallationen. Für einen sicheren Betrieb des Versuchsträgers bei sich ständig ändernden Versuchseinbauten ist die Konfigurationsdefinition und Konfigurationskontrolle unerlässlich.

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Antrack hat Flugzeugbau an der HAW Hamburg studiert und war von 2003 bis 2017 im Flugversuch des DLR tätig. In seinem Vortrag berichtet er über das Leben im Flugversuch. Exemplarisch werden verschiedene Flugversuchskampagnen des DLR und ihre Hintergründe dargestellt. Dabei wird auf die verschiedenen Versuchsträger eingegangen.

 

 poster_2020_10_01_DLR-Flugversuche.pdf (520 KB)

Date:
Time:
01.10.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Florian Antrack, ALTRAN Deutschland
Location:
 
Live online lecture
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

05

Nov

2020

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

There is nothing more international than air, yet most histories of aviation take a very national view. In this talk a contrast will be drawn between such narrow approaches and the lived experience of aerospace engineers in Germany and Britain since the middle of the twentieth century.

The detailed exploration of V/STOL aircraft, the Tornado and Typhoon programmes and the evolution of Airbus will show the ways in which German thinking about aircraft, project management and collaboration have shaped the development of the British industry.

Although recent events may seem to challenge the future of British integration with the European aerospace industry, the talk will show that the interdependence will likely continue, and will briefly explore future prospects, such as FCAS.

 poster_2020_11_05_GermanBritish-2.pdf (336 KB)

 

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Date:
Time:
05.11.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Michael Pryce, Combat Air Advisor/Analyst, Future Projects Research
Location:
 
Live online Zoom lecture.
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

11

Nov

2020

19:00

This is a lecture organised by the RAeS Munich Branch

 

Willy-Messerschmitt-Lecture 2020 “Alternative und klimaneutrale Treibstoffe für die (zivile) Luftfahrt”, by Dr. Valentin Batteiger (Bauhaus Luftfahrt)

Diese Veranstaltung wird Hybrid-Format (Online&Vorort) durchgeführt, da nur begrenzte Sitzplätze (20) vor Ort zur Verfügung stehen. Zusätzlich werden wir den Vortrag in einem LiveStream im Internet für unsere Mitglieder anbieten.

 

The link for the live-stream is WML2020

If you missed the lecture you can still see it on YouTube.

Date:
Time:
11.11.2020
19:00 - 20:30 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Valentin Batteiger (Bauhaus Luftfahrt)
Location:
 
Deutsches Museum, Ehrensaal and live-stream
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

19

Nov

2020

18:00

DGLR-Hamburg lecture in cooperation with RAeS, HAW, VDI & ZAL

This is a special online lecture celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the DGLR Hamburg Area Group

 

Hydrogen aircraft research from Hamburg Universtiy for Applied Sciences between 2006 and 2020 is presented to show how to move forward.

 

 poster_2020_11_19_HydrogenAircraft.pdf (401 KB)

 

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Date:
Time:
19.11.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz, MSME, HAW Hamburg
Location:
 
Live online lecture
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

10

Dec

2020

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with RAeS, HAW, VDI & ZAL

 

The dawn of the airship. John MurphyLecture in English

For a group of missions, airships can provide an answer to the goals set by Flightpath 2050 such as drastic emission reductions, safety, and cost reduction. Where slow and low flying as well as vertical take-off and landing are prerequisites, airships offer a tried and tested alternative with considerable fuel savings. The lecture is dedicated to the topic of eco-efficiency in aircraft design. Advantages of airships versus obstacles and boundary conditions in airship development are discussed.

 poster_2020_12_10_Airship.pdf (282 KB)

 

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Date:
Time:
10.12.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Eißing, ALTRAN Deutschland
Location:
 
Live online Zoom lecture (see poster for link)
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

04

Feb

2021

18:00

Cosmology in Space

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

An artist view of the Euclid Satellite – © ESADr. Markovic will introduce the current best picture we have of the history and constituents of our universe. She will describe the so-called Lambda-Cold-Dark-Matter cosmological model, which is supported most by evidence. She will also give an overview of some of the early ground-based observations as well as the space missions by ESA and NASA, which provided the evidence that speaks for this model. Finally, she will describe how we are submitting this model to more and more stringent tests using space telescopes like Euclid and Nancy Grace Roman.

 

 

Dr. Katarina (Dida) Markovic is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Her research in cosmology is to study apparent distortions in our maps of positions of distant galaxies, which contain information about the unknown components of the universe: dark energy and dark matter. She works on the preparations for the Euclid and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescopes, which are to be launched in the 2020s. Before JPL, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation in the United Kingdom, after finishing her PhD in astrophysics at the LMU in Munich, Germany.

 

 poster_2021_02_04_Cosmology.pdf (553 KB)

 

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Date:
Time:
04.02.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Katarina Markovic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Location:
 
Live online Zoom lecture. Click on link above.
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

08

Apr

2021

18:00

RAeS Hamburg lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Note that the lecture starts at 18.00 CEST!

 

Focussing on passenger satisfaction and remaining responsive to shifts in passenger preferences and requirements is key to the design of future cabins.  Awareness of the environmental impacts of aviation and the need to mitigate these effects through enhancements to operations and aircraft design has arguably never been greater. The nature of these challenges has been made even more complex by the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19.

 

New technologies are likely to play a key role in helping overcome these barriers, and we are already seeing exciting innovations in areas including in-flight passenger wellbeing, sustainability and personalisation.

This presentation examines the role of emerging technology in the future aircraft cabin, examining onboard needs and requirements from a passenger’s perspective to better understand the capabilities and potential applications of various current and future aircraft cabin technologies. Cranfield University is inviting debate on the pros and cons of the resulting intelligent cabin proposals.

 

Dr. Thomas Budd is a Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management in the Centre for Air Transport Management at Cranfield University, UK, and Course Director for the MSc in Airport Planning and Management. His research and teaching activities focus on issues of air transport environmental sustainability and resilience planning, and how disruptive technologies can be leveraged to facilitate safe, seamless and sustainable journeys.

 

Dr. Craig Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in Airframe Systems Design, and Aircraft Performance. He also supervises design and research projects in the field of Aircraft Systems at Masters and PhD level. Craig manages research in these fields including for EU funded Clean Sky and Future Cabin for the Asian Market projects. He has published more than 60 research papers.

 poster_2021_04_06_FutureCabins.pdf (314 KB)

 

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Concious Cabins

Date:
Time:
08.04.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Thomas Budd, Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management, Cranfield University. Dr Craig Lawson, FRAeS, Senior Lecturer in Airframe Systems Design, Cranfield University
Location:
 
Live online lecture
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

06

May

2021

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

Greening civil aviation is key to our global future. It is imperative to succeed without the vast economic and social damage that would follow constraining aircraft demand and operations.  So radical aircraft propulsion technologies must be developed urgently.  Most likely to succeed in this grand challenge (promising full decarbonisation) are hydrogen (H2) and electrification.  H2 is an inevitable solution for a fully sustainable aviation future, via hybrid/fuel cell technologies for short to medium range and H2 combustion in gas turbines for longer missions. This presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing EU H2020 “ENABLing CryogEnic Hydrogen-Based CO2-free Air Transport” (ENABLEH2) project being coordinated by Cranfield University. The case for LH2 for civil aviation will be discussed followed by the strategic importance and overall scope of ENABLEH2. A summary of the key achievements to date will presented for the ENABLEH2 research on:

  • Ultra-low NOx hydrogen micromix combustion
  • Fuel system heat management – to exploit the formidable heat sink potential of LH2
  • Safety
  • LH2 Aircraft “Technology Evaluation”        

The presentation will conclude with an overview of twelve key research technology strands (identified as part of a preliminary roadmapping exercise in ENABLEH2) that are necessary for accelerating the entry-into-service of LH2 aircraft to realise the environmental benefits as soon as possible. 

 

Biography

In 2004, Dr Sethi received an MSc Thermal Power degree from Cranfield University where he was also awarded the "British Aerospace Companies" Prize. Dr Sethi completed his PhD in the Department of Power and Propulsion at Cranfield University in 2008. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr Sethi joined the School of Engineering as a Research Fellow and was promoted to Lecturer in 2012.

In 2019 he became Deputy Director of Research, School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing  and in 2020 he also became Associate Professor in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact.

He is currently Overall Project Coordinator and CU Principal Investigator for the ~€4M EU H2020 ““ENABLing CryogEnic Hydrogen-Based CO2-free Air Transport” ENABLEH2 project (20+ key EU civil aviation stakeholders – partners and Industry advisory board members)

 

Details of the Zoom link are given in the poster

 poster_2021_05_06_Hydrogen.pdf (282 KB)

 

Presentation slides

 text_2021_05_06_Hydrogen.pdf (4,65 MB)

Date:
Time:
06.05.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr Bobby Sethi, Associate Prof. in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact , Cranfield University
Location:
 
Live online lecture
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

18

May

2021

15:00

For details of lectures and speakers see the poster

 

 poster_2021_05_18_FlyingGreenTomorrow.pdf (435 KB)

 

Register here!

Date:
Time:
18.05.2021
15:00 - 17:30 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Altmann, ZAL; Dr.-Ing. Johannes Hartmann, DLR; Dr.-Ing. Holger Kuhn, ZAL; Dipl.-Ing. Tanja Neuland, Airbus
Location:
 
Live online
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

20

May

2021

18:00

HAW lecture in cooperation with RAeS Hamburg, DGLR, VDI & ZAL

 

A seaplane gives the ultimate freedom of flight with theoretically endless take-off and alighting possibilities

along the coast, on lakes and rivers – and not to forget on the open seas. The design of seaplanes is based on

the knowledge of aircraft design and speedboat design. The craft must meet buoyancy and lift requirements.

Hydrostatic and -dynamic stability has to be matched with the longitudinal and lateral static and dynamic

stability in the air. The structure has to withstand water and air loads. Crucial are hydrodynamic resistance at

take-off as well as the lift-to-drag ratio in flight and particularly the water loads in defined sea states.

Sea plane design has a glorious past, but much of the knowledge is buried in dusty archives. It is even worse if

knowledge is lost forever and needs to be reinvented.

 

Details of the Zoom link are given in the poster

 poster_2021_05_20_SeaplaneDesign.pdf (319 KB)

 

Link to lecture presentation

Seaplane presentation

 

 

For more info see Homepage: Prof. Wilczek

Date:
Time:
20.05.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Wilczek, Expert in Marine Aviation
Location:
 
Live online lecture
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

24

June

2021

18:00

HAW lecture in cooperation with RAeS, DGLR, VDI & ZAL

 

Lecture in English

We are hopefully coming to the end of the coronavirus pandemic and are approaching a summer with a holiday perspective including air travel. As such, it is time to present a wrap-up of the discussion from the last 15 month. The lecture starts with a brief explanation of passenger aircraft air conditioning systems. This is followed by an introduction to aircraft cabin ventilation theory. Seven legends are famous; three of them have been used extensively by the aviation industry. With an aeronautical sciences perspective, we try to find out how much truth is in these seven legends. More details on the second page of this PDF poster. 

 

 poster_2021_06_24_CabinVentilation.pdf (1,39 MB)

Date:
Time:
24.06.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz, MSME, HAW Hamburg
Location:
 
Live online lecture. See poster for link.
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

28

Sep

2021

17:00

CEST

The RAeS Hamburg Branch would like to recognise the support of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) in organising this event.

 

This event will be in English

 

Panellists

       

Research & Fuel: Prof. Dr.-Ing Martin Kaltschmitt, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics
Aircraft Industry: Nicole Dreyer-Langlet, Airbus, VP R&T Germany
Certification: Laurent Gruz, EASA representative ICAO and Canada
Engines: Uwe Minkus, Chief Engineer Future Programmes & Electrical, Rolls-Royce Deutschland
Moderator: Volker Thum, Managing Director of BDLI, German Aerospace Industries Association

 

Sustainability is a concept which is increasing more and more in importance in the public awareness. Extreme weather events seem to be becoming more frequent and global warming and climate change are of increasing concern. The aviation industry as a producer of greenhouse gases is therefore committed to address these issues and reduce its impact through a variety of measures.

 

This will be a panel discussion between four experts in their field. Each panellist will give a 10-15 minute presentation on their topic. It will be followed by a moderated discussion and finally by a Q&A session with the audience.

 

(If you wish to attend, please register online or send a mail to Susanne Altstaedt, susanne.altstaedt@airbus.com

 

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 poster_2021_09_28_SustainableAviation.pdf (243 KB)

 

Date:
Time:
28.09.2021
17:00 - 19:30 Uhr CEST
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Speaker:
Panel discussion
Location:
 
Online Zoom
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

21

Oct

2021

18:00

CET

DGLR lecture in cooperation with RAeS Hamburg, HAW Hamburg, VDI and ZAL

 

Lecture in German

Die Europäer bauten zu Beginn des neuen Millenniums das größte Verkehrsflugzeug der Welt für bis zu 853 Fluggäste. Das erste Flugzeug der Welt mit zwei Decks über die volle Rumpflänge. Eine Herausforderung für die Konstrukteure, aber auch für Betreiber und Flughäfen.

Passagiere liebten die A380 von Anfang an, doch wirtschaftlich erwies sie sich als wenig erfolgreich. Die Produktion der A380 wurde bereits 2021 wieder eingestellt. Ein technischer Rückblick auf eines der wichtigsten Projekte der zivilen Luftfahrtgeschichte.

Der Vortrag wird gehalten aus Anlass des neuen Buches von Andreas Spaeth, das Anfang 2021 herausgegeben wurde. Im Rahmen des Vortrages werden Bilder aus dem Buch gezeigt. 

 

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21.10.2021
18:00 Uhr CET
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Andreas Spaeth, Luftfahrjtournalist
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Richard Sanderson  

18

Nov

2021

18:00

HAW lecture in cooperation with RAeS, DGLR, VDI & ZAL

Im Dezember wird in Hamburg die letzte Auslieferung eines Airbus A380 stattfinden. Aus diesem Anlass wollen wir noch einmal zurück schauen: Die Life Cycle Initiative im Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNEP) hat einen Leitfaden verfasst, der erklärt, wie man ein "Social Life Cycle Assessment" (S-LCA) von Produkten macht (siehe hier).

Im Rahmen einer Projektarbeit an der HAW Hamburg hat Frau Loth das Flugzeugprojekt Airbus A380 im Sinne einer S-LCA betrachtet. Welche Bedeutung hatte das Airbus A380 Programm für Europe, für Deutschland, für Hamburg, für den Flugzeughersteller Airbus, für Angestellte, Anwohner und für die Umwelt?

Um Antworten zu finden hat Frau Loth bei ihren Recherchen auch eine Reihe von Personen in Interviews befragt. Nicht zuletzt geht es im Vortrag um die Verlängerung der Landebahn am Airbus Standort Hamburg-Finkenwerder, hinein in das Gebiet des historischen Dorfes Neuenfelde – eine dramatische Auseinandersetzung.

 

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18.11.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Ann-Christin Loth, HAW Hamburg
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Richard Sanderson  

02

Dec

2021

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Lecture in English

 

Today, air traffic is estimated to contribute between 3.5% and 5% to the anthropogenic forcing of climate change. Contrail cirrus, the cirrus clouds that form within the aircraft plume, account for the largest share of the aviation related forcing, larger than the forcing from aviation CO2 emissions.

Contrails form when the aircraft exhaust mixes with environmental air, and during this mixing the plume relative humidity increases so much that water saturation is exceeded. Contrail formation increases cirrus cloudiness and modifies the radiation budget of the earth. This change in the radiation budget can be estimated using climate models that include a representation of contrail cirrus processes. The impact of contrail cirrus on radiation is dependent on contrail cirrus optical properties and their life time or coverage. Properties and life times are controlled by microphysical processes such as ice formation, i.e. processes on the scale of a single ice crystal. Simulations can be compared to in-situ or remote sensing measurements and the sensitivity of simulated contrail cirrus properties and radiative forcing to emissions can be explored.

As clouds constitute the largest uncertainty in estimating overall anthropogenic climate change, the cloud processes associated with aviation, contrail cirrus and indirect aerosol effects, constitute the largest uncertainties from all aviation related climate change components.

 

Biography

After receiving her doctorate in Physics in 1997 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Ulrike Burkhardt moved first to the University of Reading (UK) and in 2003 to the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen as a research fellow. Since 2006 her research focuses on cirrus clouds, natural cirrus and contrail cirrus, and their representation within climate models or higher resolving models. She studies the climate impact of contrail cirrus and the impact of different mitigation options.

 

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02.12.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Dr.rer.nat. Ulrike Burkhardt, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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09

Dec

2021

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with RAeS Hamburg, HAW Hamburg, VDI and ZAL

 

Open Science, also der offene Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen, ist eine politische Priorität der EU, die im aktuell anlaufenden Rahmenprogramm Horizon Europe umgesetzt werden soll. Die Erwartungen sind, dass Forschung damit dynamischer, transparenter und effizienter wird. Dies soll in allen Forschungsbereichen realisiert werden.

Open Science wird somit auch in der gemeinsamen europäischen Luftfahrtforschung ihren Einzug halten - eine der wichtigsten Quellen für Forschung und Innovation in diesem prestigeträchtigen und wirtschaftlich bedeutenden, international hart umkämpften Industriesektor. Es stellt sich die Frage: Ist diese Idee genial, da sie der Luftfahrt neuen Schwung, neue Technologien und neue Geschäftsmöglichkeiten bringen wird? Oder stellt es im Gegenteil ein geradezu wahnsinniges Unterfangen dar, das den technologischen Vorsprung und damit die ausgezeichnete, hart erkämpfte Position der europäischen Luftfahrtindustrie auf dem Weltmarkt gefährden wird? 

 

Martin Spieck ist seit 25 Jahren in der Luftfahrtforschung tätig. Der Vortrag stützt sich auf Ergebnisse aus dem EU-Projekt OSCAR, in dem Vor- und Nachteile von Open Science für die Luftfahrtforschung untersucht wurden.

 

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09.12.2021
18:00 Uhr
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Dr.-Ing. Martin Spieck, Thelsys und DGLR, Bezirksgruppe Hamburg
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27

Jan

2022

18:00

We regret that due to a Covid infection of the lecturer, Dr Tina Jurkat-Witschas, this lecture has to be postponed to a later date.

However the good news is that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz has agreed to give a talk on "Aviation and the Climate – An Overview".

 

Here is the poster

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The time and the Zoom link are the same and as given below.

 

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Lecture in English

 

Unfortunately due to the indisposition of the lecturer we have had to postpone the original planned lecture to 28 April. However we are very grateful to Dr Tina Jurkat-Witschas who at short notice has agreed to talk to us about aspects of her research into contrails.

 

Contrail and cirrus that evolve from contrails represent the largest share of the climate impact from aviation, even larger than the contribution from CO2. In order to reduce this climate impact and the uncertainties related to it, the fundamental science of contrails and their impact on the atmosphere from a present and future aircraft fleet needs to be based on accurate and reliable airborne measurements.

Research at DLR has focused on the detection of contrails in a suite of measurement campaigns in the past decade. Different evolution stages of contrails from the first second behind the aircraft until they evolve into contrail cirrus have been measured with national and international partners like NASA and NRC. We present recent results on contrail properties measured with DLR’s unique research aircraft fleet. The observations are further used to guide model evaluation from the plume to the global scale.

While new carbon-free technologies like hydrogen powered engines now come into perspective, their impact on contrail formation is largely unknown. We will comment on the importance of airborne measurements of these new type of contrails, the challenges and potentials that come with it to frame a sustainable future air traffic.

 

Biography

Dr. Tina Jurkat-Witschas is Project Leader of the DLR Research Group H2CONTRAIL and Prof. Dr.

Christiane Voigt is Head of Department Cloud Physics at the DLR and Professor at the University of Mainz

 

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27.01.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Dr. Tina Jurkat-Witschas (lecturer) and Prof. Dr. Christiane Voigt, Institut of Atmospheric Physics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Richard Sanderson  

08

Mar

2022

10:00

Eine Expertenrunde aus Wissenschaft und Praxis

Veranstalter: airliners.de

  • Michael Santo (H&Z-Unternehmensberatung AG)
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Scholz (HAW Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
  • Arne Seitz (Bauhaus Luftfahrt)
  • Dr. Andreas Klöckner (DLR)

Dienstag, 8. März, 10 Uhr, Online: https://youtu.be/VZyocnM-svc

 

Moderation: David Haße, Herausgeber airliners.de

 

Neue Treibstoffe, neue Antriebe, neue Flugzeugentwürfe. Der Luftverkehr stellt sich den Herausforderungen, die der Klimawandel mit sich bringt. Nur wie realistisch sind die verschiedenen Ideen? Was kommt wann und wo beginnt die Utopie? Im Webinar "Flugzeugbau der Zukunft" klären wir die wichtigsten Fragestellungen zum Stand der Technik.

 

 poster_2022_03_08_FlugzeugbauDerZukunft-2.pdf (524 KB)

 

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Time:
08.03.2022
10:00 Uhr
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Michael Santo (H&Z), Dieter Scholz (HAW Hamburg), Kathrin Ebner (Bauhaus Luftfahrt), Andreas Klöckner, Johannes Hartmann (DLR)
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Online Webinar
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31

Mar

2022

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Lecture in English.

 

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is optimised for making infrared observations in order to study the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems and is designed to look further back in space and time than the Hubble Space Telescope. It is a massive international project, decades in the making, involving NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. 

The UK has a key role in leading a multi-national group that provides one of the 4 instruments on JWST with the lead scientist (Principal Investigator) based at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh and the Project Manager (myself) based in what is now Airbus Defense and Space in Stevenage. 

This talk provides an overview of how JWST came to be, why it looks the way it does and a preview of what is to come when it begins science operations following its successful launch on Christmas Day 2021.

 

Biography

John retired in May 2013 after over 30 years working in the space industry, mainly involved in spacecraft engineering and project management. He began his career as an aerothermodynamics at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines in Derby where he became a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society some 50 years ago. He also worked briefly in the nuclear power industry before joining what was then British Aerospace at Stevenage working on communication satellites.

During his career ‘in space’ he has been fortunate to have worked on most aspects of spacecraft engineering covering design, development, manufacture, integration, test, launch and operations of communication and scientific missions, including the industrial management of the Beagle 2 Mars lander project in its early years. For the last decade of his career John was the European Consortium Project Manager for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope - more details are included in his talk.

 

In 2013 John was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Geoffrey Pardoe Space Award along with the Society’s Specialist Bronze Award “In recognition of his effective leadership and dedication as one of the major contributing factors in the successful management and delivery of the James Webb Space Telescope Mid-Infrared Instrument, a flagship science project of the UK Space Agency.”

 

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Time:
31.03.2022
18:00 Uhr
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John Thatcher, CEng, MRAeS. Project Manager, Mid-Infrared Instrument, Retired.
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28

Apr

2022

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Lecture in English

 

Today, contrails contribute the largest share to the climate impact from aviation, even surpassing the warming by its carbon dioxide emissions. While CO2 has atmospheric lifetimes of about a century, contrails live only for few hours and thus provide a fast option to reduce the climate impact from aviation.

The current status of knowledge on aircraft emissions and contrails in light of results from recent aircraft campaigns and research activities will be presented. Operational and technological measures to reduce the climate impact from aviation will be discussed with a focus on contrail avoidance. A contrail avoidance test experiment has been performed during the CIRRUS-HL aircraft campaign in summer 2021. Results from the CIRRUS-HL include the assessment of the quality of weather and contrail forecast. The potential for flight routing for contrail avoidance or reducing contrail warming by a shift to daytime flight routes will be shown. The impact of technological measures, i.e. low aromatic fuels and new engines on emissions and climate will be presented and an outlook on future fuels will be given.

 

Biography

Christiane Voigt is also Professor for Atmospheric Physics at the University Mainz. Her research focuses on the aviation impact on atmospheric composition and climate. She coordinates aircraft campaigns on emission and contrail measurement in cooperation with international partners and combines the airborne experiments with modelling to investigate the potential of current and future technologies for sustainable aviation.

 

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Date:
Time:
28.04.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Prof. Dr. Christiane Voigt, Head of Department Cloud Physics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Richard Sanderson  

12

May

2022

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW Hamburg, VDI and ZAL

(Lecture in English)

 

Received wisdom is that in this age of digital engineering, wind tunnels are in decline. The imminent demise of the wind tunnel has been eagerly anticipated for over 50 years now … and yet they have stubbornly refused to die.  Indeed, the last 10 years have seen high-speed wind tunnels stage a remarkable comeback; new tunnels are being built, existing tunnels are being upgraded, and mothballed tunnels are being reactivated.   In this talk I will focus on industrial-scale transonic wind tunnels, discussing the historical development of these facilities and then reviewing their current and near-future status.

 

 

Doug Greenwell is a consultant specialising in applied aerodynamics, from wind engineering to high-speed flight. He gained his PhD in delta wing aerodynamics from Bath University in 1993, followed by a varied career spanning 35 years in academic, industrial, and government research and development.  He has extensive experience of industrial wind tunnel testing, ranging from low-speed building aerodynamics as Technical Director at RWDI, to transonic flight vehicle testing as Chief Aerodynamicist at ARA.

 

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12.05.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Dr Doug Greenwell FRAeS, Consulting Aerodynamicist
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02

June

2022

18:00

HAW lecture in cooperation with DGLR, VDI, ZAL and RAeS

(Lecture in English)

 

The safe, responsible and at the same time economical recycling of commercial aircraft is one of the greatest challenges for the global aviation industry. Every year about 1000 airliners reach the end of their lives, which should not just be parked somewhere in the desert. A new aircraft dismantling industry is emerging. A lot is also happening in the recycling process.

 

Action at end-of-life: Decommissioning, careful disassembly and violent dismantling. After the aircraft has been dismantled, a distinction is made between reuse (recycling) or disposal, depending on the component or material in question.

For economic and ecological reasons, the aim is to achieve as high a percentage of reuse as possible (recycling rate). But

everything that cannot be reused must be disposed of. Landfill or incineration are two typical ways of disposal. 

 

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02.06.2022
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz, MSME, HAW Hamburg
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09

June

2022

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, VDI, ZAL and HAW Hamburg

Lecture in English

 

Contrail and cirrus that evolve from contrails represent the largest share of the climate impact from aviation, even larger than the contribution from CO2. In order to reduce this climate impact and the uncertainties related to it, the fundamental science of contrails and their impact on the atmosphere from a present and future aircraft fleet needs to be based on accurate and reliable airborne measurements.

Research at DLR has focused on the detection of contrails in a suite of measurement campaigns in the past decade. Different evolution stages of contrails from the first second behind the aircraft until they evolve into contrail cirrus have been measured with national and international partners like NASA and NRC. We present recent results on contrail properties measured with DLR’s unique research aircraft fleet. The observations are further used to guide model evaluation from the plume to the global scale.

While new carbon-free technologies like hydrogen powered engines now come into perspective, their impact on contrail formation is largely unknown. We will comment on the importance of airborne measurements of these new type of contrails, the challenges and potentials that come with it to frame a sustainable future air traffic. 

 

Biography

Dr. Tina Jurkat-Witschas is Project Leader of the DLR Research Group H2CONTRAIL and Prof. Dr. Christiane Voigt is Head of Department Cloud Physics at the DLR and Professor at the University of Mainz.

 

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09.06.2022
18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
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Dr. Tina Jurkat-Witschas and Prof. Dr. Christiane Voigt, Institut of Atmospheric Physics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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30

June

2022

18:00

HAW lecture in cooperation with DGLR, RAeS Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

 

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30.06.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Michael Kaiser, EAT Leipzig GmbH
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06

Sep

2022

18:00

Annual Gerhard Sedlmayr Lecture

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Time:
06.09.2022
18:00 - 21:30 Uhr
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Dr. Joerg P. Mueller, Head of Urban Air Mobility Managing Director, Airbus Urban Mobility GmbH
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ZAL - Tech Center Konferenzraum - Erdgeschoss Hein-Saß-Weg 22 21129 Hamburg
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27

Oct

2022

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperartion with RAeS, VDI, HAW and ZAL

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Time:
27.10.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Dr.-Ing. Christoph Deiler, Institute of Flight Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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24

Nov

2022

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with HAW, RAeS Hamburg, VDI & ZAL

Date:
Time:
24.11.2022
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr. Ralph Leemüller, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS)
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