Alternative aviation engines are the theme of Aero 2022

Scientists at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg are conducting research on hybrid-electric and electric systems in the fields of aviation, rail, road and off-road. From April 27 to 30, 2022, they will present their research at the international trade fair for general aviation (AERO).

Aviation is considered a driver of climate change. With today's aircraft engines, the climate targets set by policymakers are barely achievable. Electric and hybrid-electric drives offer an alternative. But developments in aviation take a long time, and technological changes are subject to high safety standards. Together with project leaders Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Höschler and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Möhlenkamp, 26 BTU departments are developing, producing and testing innovative solutions at the Center for Hybrid Electric Systems Cottbus, CHESCO for short, which can be used to make the development of innovative propulsion technologies more agile.

Together with Rolls-Royce and the Institute of Electrified Aero Engines of the German Aerospace Institute (DLR), which was opened in Cottbus, the scientists* will present innovative solutions at the joint stand of the Berlin - Brandenburg capital region in Hall A5, Stand A5-301. All interested parties are cordially invited to visit the stand and find out about the research of the BTU and DLR in the field of aerospace industry.

On April 30, 2022, a joint presentation by Prof. Dr. Lars Enghardt from the DLR Institute and Prof. Georg Möhlenkamp and Prof. Klaus Höschler is planned on site in Friedrichshafen as part of the "AERO Conference Stage East". Among other topics, the focus will be on "Electric Flying" and "Hybrid Propulsion".

About Aero 2022

AERO 2022 will take place from April 27 to 30, 2022, at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. AERO is the leading international trade show for general aviation, business aviation and air sports. Aircraft ranging from civilian drones to gliders, ultralights, helicopters, touring and training aircraft, and business jets will be on display. New propulsion systems, electric flight, the latest electrical and electronic equipment on board an aircraft, services and accessories for pilots are further focal points.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Höschler
T +49 (0) 355 69-4332

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Möhlenkamp
T +49 (0) 355 69-4134
BTU and DLR will present the latest developments in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems at AERO 2022. (Photo: DLR)