Aviation as Field of Application

Within the field of application aviation the PKT conducts research mainly regarding the integration and assembly of aircraft-cabins and the development of cabin components as well as the testing of structures regarding the dimensioning of products. Additionally, new technologies and workflows to improve the respective digital engineering processes are explorated.

Current as well as past projects are listed below. More information (currently only in german) about these projects can be found on their linked individual sites.

Current projects
  • InDiCaT - Intelligent Digital Cabin Twin; Hollistische Virtualisierung des Produktlebenszyklus in der Luftfahrt mit Fokus auf Bauteilherstellung und Kabinenmodifikation, since 2020:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the sixth civil aviation research program (LUFO VI-1). In cooperation with i.a. Lufthansa Technik and 3D.aero.
  • VerDiKa - Vernetzte Digitale Kabine; Entwicklung eines Kabinen-Metamodells für die Entwicklungsschritte und die Produktionsprozesse zu einer digitalen Kabinenauslegung, since 2020:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the sixth civil aviation research program (LUFO VI-1). In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • DEPOSE - Additive Fertigung von Kabinenmonumenten mittels Direct Energy Deposition, since 2020:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the sixth civil aviation research program (LUFO VI-1). In cooperation with ERLAS.
  • EFFEKT - Weiterentwicklung virtueller Testverfahren für Sandwichkomponenten in Flugzeugkabinen, since 2020:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the sixth civil aviation research program (LUFO VI-1). In cooperation with i.a. Diehl Aviation.
  • MICHEL - Multifunktionales Leichtbaudesign für variabel konfigurierbare Monumente, since 2018:
    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the fifth civil aviation research program (LUFO V-3). In cooperation with i.a..Lufthansa Technik, Airbus und Diehl Aviation.
  • AIProVE - Adjustable Impedance Elements for Product Validation in Compliant Environments, since 2018:
    The project is funded by the german research foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National Fonds (SNF). In cooperation with the research institutes IPEK (KIT) and pd|z (ETHZ).
Past projects
  • Kabine 4.0 - Holistische Kabineninnovation vom Hangar zur Haustüre, 2016 - 2019:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the fifth civil aviation research program (LUFO V-2). In cooperation with i.a. Lufthansa Technik.
  • SYLVIA - Synergetische Architekturen (Modularisierung), 2014 - 2018:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the fifth civil aviation research program (LUFO V-1). In cooperation with i.a. Diehl Aviation.
  • SYLVIA - Synergetische Architekturen (Strukturanalyse), 2014 - 2018:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the fifth civil aviation research program (LUFO V-1). In cooperation with i.a. Diehl Aviation.
  • GreenUNIT - Entwicklung einer konfigurierbaren und umweltgerechte Self-Service Plattform, 2011 - 2013:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Researchclusters "Neues Fliegen". In cooperation with i.a. Diehl Service Modules.
  • EEMP - Eco Efficient Mounting Process for Industrialisation, 2010 - 2014:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Technology (BMWi) as part of the fourth civil aviation research program (LUFO IV-3). In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • CompoSeat - Entwicklung einer auf Verbundwerkstoffen basierenden Sitzfamilie für die VIP Flugzeugkabine, 2010 - 2013:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Technology (BMWi) as part of the fourth civil aviation research program (LUFO IV-4). In cooperation with i.a. Lufthansa Technik.
  • Mosaic+ - Modular System Assembly and Integration Concept for the Fuselage, 2010 - 2013:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Technology (BMWi) as part of the fourth civil aviation research program (LUFO IV-3). In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • Smart Ramp-up - Supply Managment and Ramp-up Technologies (SMART) for Design, Assembly and Logistics, 2009 - 2012:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Researchclusters "Neues Fliegen". In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • FLexGalley - Modulares und verschiebbares Konzept für Flugzeug-Bordküchen, 2008 - 2012:
    The project was funded by the City of Hamburg Authority of Economy and Innovation as part of the City of Hamburg aviation research program (Lufo HH). In cooperation with i.a. Diehl Service Modules.
  • Kabtec - INKA 34 - Kabinentechnologien für komfortable Passagierplattformen - Modulare Industralisierung Flugzeugintegration, 2007 - 2010:
    The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs and Technology (BMWi) as part of the fourth civil aviation research program (LUFO IV-2). In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • EFTEC - Effiziente Technologien auf Basis neuer Sandwichstrukturen, 2006 - 2009:
    The project was funded by the City of Hamburg. In cooperation with Mühlenberg Interiors.
  • ModIS - Modulare Interieur- und Systemintegration, 2006 - 2008:
    In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.
  • InTeck - Integrierte Technolgoien für crash-sicheres Flugzeugkabineninterieurs, 2004 - 2007:
    The project was funded by the City of Hamburg. In cooperation with i.a. Airbus.