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Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler – Breaking new ground for Ecolight aircraft in Switzerland © Gregor Behling

Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler – Breaking new ground for Ecolight aircraft in Switzerland

Ecolight aircraft enjoy popularity in the aviation sector primarily as a result of their environmentally friendly, small capacity engines and their light weight. In view of their technological advantages, it is even more astonishing that motorised, series-production aircraft were banned in 1984 on environmental grounds. Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler were leading lights in the campaign against the ultralight ban in Switzerland and, after many years of trying, eventually succeeded in getting the ban repealed.

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  • Andrea Schenz
Technical University of Dresden Wind Tunnel © Jürgen Frey

Technical University of Dresden Wind Tunnel

Dr Veit Hildebrand, head of the Experimental Aerodynamics Working Group at at the Technical University (TU) Dresden, took over what was then the chair in Applied Aerodynamics and Wind Tunnel Technology at the Technical University (TU) Dresden. He gave ARTS an insight into his work with the wind tunnel at the Technical University of Dresden.

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  • Christian Vetterlein
Aircraft noise and aircraft noise protection

Aircraft noise and aircraft noise protection

Air traffic noise is a constant subject of discussion in public debate, politics, and the media. In this article, you will learn how aircraft noise is generated and what noise protection measures are taken against it.

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  • Thomas Fester
Artificial intelligence conquers space © Thomas Fester

Artificial intelligence conquers space

Artificial intelligence is a widely discussed topic. The possible applications for artificial intelligence are enormous, with many possibilities relating to space flight. Learn more about the latest developments in artificial intelligence for space exploration in our blog article.

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  • Melanie Wolf
Juan de la Cierva and the autogyro – a revolution in helicopter design © Gregor Behling

Juan de la Cierva and the autogyro – a revolution in helicopter design

The name of the Spanish engineer and aviation pioneer, Juan de la Cierva, is closely associated with the invention of the auto-rotating gyrocopter. Powered by the airstream the rotor generates the necessary uplift and enables a low weight and a slow flying speed. Juan de la Cierva revolutionised the way helicopters were built – learn more about his achievements and the role autogyros are playing today.