IDL 2017 award winners are announced and honoured


Customer Journey: Jetlite: jetlite- comfort to enlighten jetlag
Digitisation: Airbus Operations: Printed Electrics
Flying outside the box: Wingcopter: Wingcopter
Reduction of emissions: Premium AEROTEC: "Flowers for the fuselage"

 

Customer Journey:

Brief description of the project:

More than 60% of passengers suffer under the negative consequences of jetlag. Jetlite offers holistic and algorithm-based solutions to increase passengers comfort during long-distances flights. To achieve this, jetlite focuses on 1) chronobiological effective lighting in the cabin, at airports as well as app-based and personalized pre- and post-flight. 2) Nutritional concepts for in-flight catering and airports and 3) personalized configurations for passengers including recommendations for sleep, lighting and nutrition.

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Reduction of emissions:

Brief description of the project:

The technology of metallic 3d-printing for industrial operations is getting more and more relevant. In 2017 Premium AEROTEC will integrate the first bionically inspired structural components in the serial production of the Airbus A350 XWB. By using this new approach a focus on the most necessary parts, a better power flow optimisation as well as a significant material- and weight reduction are realised. Last-named factor totals up to 64% less weight in comparison with conventional components. This allows the A350-fleet saving 875 tons of CO2 over the next 30 years. Additionally two components are replaced by one, leading to less assemblage and more efficient processes.

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Flying outside the box:

Brief description of the project:

Wingcopter is a powerful and universally usable vertical take-off and landing drone(VTOL). By combing a multicopter and a fixed wing airplane, wingcopter offers faster and longer distance flights. A swivilling rotor allows to use the advantages of both configurations. Within seconds fan-configurations of multicopter and fixed-wing can be changed smooth and secure. In the current version, wingcopter has a wingspred of 178cm, a maximum speed of 150 km/h, 2 hours flight time or a range of 100 km.

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Digitisation:

Brief description of the project:

Printed Electrics faces challenges of the electrification of aircrafts, like complexity, weight and costs with precisely printed electrics. Therefore customization efforts for the electric and electronic installation are reduced to a minmum. Electric circuits and electronic functionalities like wifi antennas, RFID, OLED lighting and sensors can be printed. Moreover the customer-driven process can be changed until the last second and a batch size of one is realized.

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IDL 2017 award ceremony

The Innovation Award of German Aviation - IDL was awarded on June 29th 2017 in Berlin. The audience included high-level representatives of politics, economy and research, as well as the finalists and winners of the price categories. The evening was opened by a welcoming speech from the parliamentary state secretary at the federal ministry of economies and energy, Dirk Wiese. Afterwards the winners were honoured: award winners of the price category “Reduction of emissions” were honoured by Dieter Janecek, spokesman of economic policy of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and MdB(Member of the Bundestag); the winner of “Flying outside the box” by Volker Thum, CEO of the German Aerospace Industries Association; award winner of  “customer journey” by Norbert Barthle, parliamentary state secretary at the federal ministry of traffic and digital infrastructure and the winner of the price category “Digitisation” by Catrin Hinkel, managing director of Accenture Germany GmbH. Furthermore interviews were conducted with the jury chairman Prof. Rolf Henke, DLR executive board member, responsible for aeronautics, about the jury and the tasks of research work in Germany and moreover with Mrs. Hinkel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Prefi, founder of P3 Group GmbH, about the challenges of digitisation.

We want to thank all our guests for the great and communicative event. We are looking forward to upcoming events.

IDL 2017 magazine