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  • Melanie Wolf
Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

She was more than “just” a flying housewife – which was how the newspapers labelled Geraldine Mock in 1964 after flying solo around the world. Nevertheless, she wore the label with pride since her motto was “don’t let others put you off pursuing your dreams”. She lived up to that and remains an inspiration for strong women in aviation and space travel up until today.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Using bionics to reduce noise levels – silent flight inspired by owls

Using bionics to reduce noise levels – silent flight inspired by owls

Bionics is an important area of research in order to optimise components especially in the aerospace industry. Owls’ wings have already attracted scientific attention and their analysis may make it possible to create planes and helicopters for the future that will fly virtually silently. Initial findings in relation to aerodynamics and noise emissions have already been implemented by the aviation industry.

  • Essential to Take Off 2017
  • Melanie Wolf
Claude Ryan – Pioneer of modern aerobatics © Gregor Behling

Claude Ryan – Pioneer of modern aerobatics

US American Claude Ryan achieved a milestone in the history of flying and aerobatics when constructing the first series-built aeroplane with an aluminium fuselage and braced wings. As a passionate engineer, he paved the way for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris and some years later he built the Ryan St-A, which was one of the most beautiful aeroplanes of its time.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Textiles in industry – The importance of modern textiles in the aerospace industry

Textiles in industry – The importance of modern textiles in the aerospace industry

Textiles have always played an important role in optimising air travel. Materials such as silk or canvas were some of the first materials used in aircraft and, without the weight reduction that they provide, our pioneers would not have been able to fly at all. Today, high-performance textiles play a major role in increasing efficiency and flexibility while reducing costs.

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How ARTS supports Airbus at the Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) copyright ZAL

How ARTS supports Airbus at the Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL)

Hamburg’s answer to Silicon Valley for the aeronautical sector – ZAL – and Airbus Operations don’t just work together on projects financed by the aerospace industry, but also on some publicly-financed projects. ARTS expert, Gunnar Zawistowski, is supporting Airbus in those projects with his expertise in controlling, reporting, and securing research funding.