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Aircrafts have developed during the last 30 years to a low-cost, safe and for everybody accessible carrier. This has been achieved not only through an improved aerodynamic design of the wing and fuselage, but especially through the enormous improvement of the jet engines. Today’s jet engines consume 50% less fuel and emit half the noise compared to the engines 30 years ago. Because of the enormous increase in power density and the concurrent increase in reliability, jet engines assure fast and safe travelling over long distances.

Although air traffic releases less than 3% of the worldwide CO2 emissions, the aerospace industry works very hard to not increase the absolute amount of greenhouse gates. However, the reduction in fuel consumption can currently not compensate the increase of air traffic by nearly 5% each year. For this reason, the aerospace industry has set ambitious targets to further reduce CO2, combustion pollutants and noise to significantly reduce the environmental impact of flying. In order to achieve this, radical changes in concepts of aircrafts and engines are planned amongst others in the next 10-20 years. The border of the technical feasibility will be extended through new concepts, materials and analyses methods.

Employees of the chair aero-engine design are working on these innovative concepts and analyses methods already now. Students are well prepared through the lectures and exercises within the unique study-course ‘aero engine technology’ at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg for an employment in the aerospace industry or congeneric branches.

Does this draw your interest? Then have a look on all our internet-pages and, if interested in working with us within the scope of a bachelor- or master thesis or if you are looking for an employment as a student assistant within our research activities then please contact the secretariat or one of the scientific employees.

If you are interested in a joint research project then please contact Prof. Höschler.

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