Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Munich, Germany
Bauhaus Luftfahrt was created in November 2005 by the three aerospace companies EADS, Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. The team of around 35 scientists deals with the future of mobility in general and with the future of air travel in particular. The organisation applies a profound understanding of energy conversion, climate impact and sustainability to reach future-proof, quantitative conclusions with regard to alternative fuels, and to identify promising research and development options. The fundamental and long-term issues are the availability and properties of energy alternatives, as well as processing methods. The organisation takes a holistic approach, assessing the whole system, taking costs and benefits into account, as well as the efficiency potential and eco-balance.