"GATE" scheme to boost investments in environment-friendly flying

Aviation in Hamburg to become more sustainable
10 December 2021

The Ministry of Economics and Innovation (BWI) has announced a new "Green Aviation Technologies" (GATE) scheme to create incentives for companies, universities and research institutions to invest in "resource and environment-friendly avaition technologies in future". Emphasis is on SMEs and co-operative aviation projects across Hamburg in a bid make the industry climate-neutral.

Aviation to become more sustainable

Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, remarked: "Aviation is facing tremendous upheaval in the coming decades. An aviation industry that does not make sustainability one of its cornerstones will have no future in the long term. Our goal is to remain one of the world's largest aviation centres and to play a visible role in the transformation of the industry into a sustainable one. GATE is step towards that goal." The ministry is funding individual projects with up to EUR 500,000 maximum and co-operative projects launched by Hamburg-based companies with up to EUR 1 million  maximum. The funding will be issued by the IFB (Investitions- und Förderbank) Hamburg. Applications can be submitted until April 30, 2022. Hamburg Aviation is hosting a  a workshop on GATE on January 13, 2022.