Today, the aviation industry is responsible for 2.5 percent of global annual CO2 emissions. Ten years ago, the European Commission and the industry agreed on firm targets for reducing emissions in the "Flightpath 2050" vision for the future: In the coming years, emissions of carbon dioxide are to be reduced by 75 percent and of nitrogen oxides by as much as 90 percent. Aircraft noise is also to be reduced by 65 percent per passenger kilometer. Last year, the urgency to become more efficient further intensified with the effects of the corona pandemic in the heavily affected aviation industry.
New designs and materials require high-performance manufacturing processes
Aircraft and component manufacturers are now faced with the challenge of developing interdisciplinary solutions for new designs and materials. The aim is to develop and use manufacturing processes that ensure optimum physical properties of aircraft components while minimizing life cycle costs.
Partner for industry – from concept to prototype production
Together with its research and industrial partners, the Fraunhofer IPT aims to help achieve the ambitious goals of European aviation. With this goal in mind, we are developing new concepts for the production of central segments of the aircraft, such as the engine and airframe, as well as for the associated logistics. We work with you to develop processing methods for more resistant and lighter materials, new designs and digitization concepts - from the initial concept to the prototype.