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ZAL's aeronautical research centre to open officially

ZAL to open Monday. Set to become an icon of research in the region

Hamburg’s Mayor Olaf Scholz will officially open the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg-Finkenwerder Monday in the presence of several honorary guests including Brigitte Zypries, Secretary of State for Aerospace at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Dr. Klaus Richter, CEO of Airbus in Germany, and Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik.

3D print and virtual reality

ZAL will focus on six research themes called “Technical Domains” including cabins, 3D print, Industry 4.0, acoustics and virtual reality. The research centre is a joint project run by the city of Hamburg, Airbus and Lufthansa Technik. It has received a total investment of EUR 100,000 and will provide 600 jobs on a 28,000 square metre area.

Interface between science, commerce and politics

The Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) forms an interface between science, commerce and politics and the city of Hamburg with the aim of securing and extending the location as the world’s third largest in civil aviation. ZAL will work closely with the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region to pool technological competencies in the Hanseatic city in a central establishment and to create synergy effects in the process.

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