The Institute of Air Transportation Systems (ILT) at the Hamburg University of Technology combines holistic research and teaching within the field of air transportation. Key element of research as well as teaching is the build-up of a system understanding of the complex interrelations within an air transportation system.
The scope comprises of design and optimisation of subsystems, e.g. future aircraft configurations, up to simulation and assessment of complete air transportation system concepts with regards to economic and ecologic sustainability criteria.
The four departments of the institute work on the broad spectrum of an air transportation system
Apart from the Integrated Aircraft Design department and the department of System Analysis two additional departments deal with Air Transport Infrastructure & Processes and with new concepts for Airline Operation.
The ILT forms - together with the Institute of Air Transport Systems of the German Aerospace Center - an integrated entity. This singular constellation allows for an ideal combination of fundamental and application-oriented research and teaching.
Location Channel Harburg
The location of the institute in the Channel Harburg ensures on the one hand the proximity to the university campus. On the other hands it is the prerequisite for a close cooperation with the local aviation industry. In Hamburg the full spectrum of aviation industry is present: a leading aircraft manufacturer, several aeronautical technology suppliers, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider, local representations of airlines and the fifth largest German airport. In addition the ILT cooperates worldwide with universities and aviation industry.
The ILT was jointly founded in 2007 by the German Aerospace Center and the Hamburg University of Technology. Head of the integrated entity is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gollnick.