June 2021 SurfLabX starts operations at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC) in Taufkirchen near Munich26 July 2021
Thilo Pinar (Managing Director, LBC), Andreas Schuster (Technical Manager, LBC) and Christian Weimer (Head of Materials, Airbus CRT) are happy to welcome Christian Herrles, Vittorio Vercillo and Norbert Karpen, directors of the newly founded SurfLabX GmbH, to the innovation cluster in Taufkirchen. Based on the many years of experience in the field of Surface Technology gained in the Central Research and Technology Department of Airbus, the three entrepreneurs want to set new standards in the development of aerodynamic efficient surface technologies.
“We are really looking forward to the cooperation possibilities with Airbus and all other technology start-ups on the LBC and are really excited about the developments over the next months!” says Christian Herrles, one of the young entrepreneurs.
"In addition to the aircraft configuration, efficient engines and optimised flight operations, aerodynamic surface technologies make a significant contribution to achieving aviation’s ambitious emission targets. The Ludwig Bölkow Campus creates an environment in which ideas become products. We warmly welcome SurfLabX as a new campus partner and wish them every success with the industrialisation of their products and services.", adds Thilo Pinar.
SkyFive opens Head Office at LBC05 October 2020
On September 22nd, SkyFive opened its new head office on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Taufkirchen (Munich), which is Bavaria’s hub for the aviation industry. Attending the ceremony were Markus Blume (General Secretary of CSU), Florian Hahn (Member of Parliament), Ulrich Sander (Mayor of Taufkirchen), Thomas Loderer (Mayor of Ottobrunn) and representatives from Deutsche Telekom, Safran, Airbus, Ludwig Bölkow Campus, and SkyFive.
New TUM LRG "Ground Station" installed on LBC24 August 2020
Just one year after having been founded, the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) establishes radio contact with space. In cooperation with Airbus and the Ludwig Boelkow Campus, the department installed a system for receiving small satellites at the Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn site. With great success: The ground station, known as "LRG Ground Station", already receives data several times a day from the student satellites MOVE-II and MOVE-IIb, both developed at the Chair of Astronautics, as well as from numerous spacecraft from all over the world.
The youngest department of TUM shows how well the cooperation with the local industry can work at the location in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn and creates important infrastructure for university space missions. Ulrich Walter, professor of Astronautics, is delighted about the new opportunities: "The aim of the new department is to provide our students with a practical education. At MOVE, they learn to apply their theoretical knowledge in order to build and operate real satellites in a team".
Munich Aerospace Summer School on Urban Air Mobility27 June 2019
“Urban Air Mobility” is the topic of this year's Munich Aerospace Summer School taking place 8-9 July 2019 at Georg-von-Vollmar-Akademie in Kochel am See. Among the speakers are international experts like Professor Brian German (Georgia Institute of Technology), Professor Mirko Hornung (Bauhaus Luftfahrt/Technical University of Munich), Professor Rolf Moeckel (Technical University of Munich) and Dr Reinhard Brandl, Member of the German Bundestag and supporter of the Urban Air Mobility Initiative by the city of Ingolstadt. The first day of the conference focuses exclusively on expert lectures while the second day addresses the Research Groups and the Scientific Advisory Board of Munich Aerospace. You can find the program here.
”traffiX and logistiX” conference on Ludwig Bölkow Campus27 May 2019
How can innovations in the mobility industry be unleashed and accelerated? The traffiX and logistiX innovation forum, which took place on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus on May 22, dealt with this question. The conference, jointly organized and held by Munich Network, Ludwig Bölkow Campus, and Airbus, united international actors from the traffic and logistic ecosystems, presented pioneering technology developments, new mobility services and business models and covered legal and regulatory topics. The moderated discussion rounds and expert panels were complemented by examples and prototypes from practice. For example Airbus’ flying taxi “CityAirbus” or the planned autonomous bus line on the campus of Technical University of Munich were presented. In the course of the event the start-up company “”PREWAVE” won the traffiX and logistiX Innovation Award worth 5.000 Euro.