DISKUS - Disruptive Kabine für umweltschonendes Lufttransportsystem


The goal of making aviation CO2-neutral by 2050 cannot be achieved with the current generation of aircraft. The CO2 emissions of an aircraft depend directly on the energy used for propulsion and therefore on the mass to be moved. A reduction in the weight of the cabin is therefore desirable for ecological and economic reasons. In addition, the number of individual customer requirements is increasing, which further increases the complexity of the product family. Disruptive approaches are needed to optimise the existing aircraft cabin in terms of mass and sustainability. These must also maintain external variety and reduce internal variety in order to find an optimal solution.


The central aim of the overall project DISKUS is to reduce the weight of cabin monuments. To this end, a product-strategic and a design-technical approach are being pursued, which are harmonised and supplemented by sustainability aspects in the form of the results from life cycle assessments. New and, above all, disruptive cabin concepts that differ significantly from the concepts currently in use will also be analysed. The PKT supports this process in various areas of design and by means of integrated modelling methods for innovative cabin monuments.

Project Organisation

Principal Investigator (PKT): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Krause

Co-Investigator: Markus Berschik, M.Sc., Finn Christiansen, M.Sc.

This project is part of the field of application Aviation.

Funding and Partners

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) under the Sixth Civil Aeronautics Research Program (LUFO VI-3). Funding code: FKZ: 20K2202H. The duration of the project is from 2024 to 2026.

Project partners are Diehl, CompriseTec, Odego and as associated partner Autoflug, as well as the DLR and the Nuremberg Tech.