The Schoenhagen airfield south of Berlin could become for civil aviation what Silicon Valley is for the USA. In a miniature format, of course, but no less innovative. Preparations are being made here to transform aviation from a traditional to a climate-neutral and quiet industry – both with regard to passenger as well as to cargo aircraft. Another research focus is the creation of CO2-neutral airports. This is what leading aviation experts came together to discuss last week in Schoenhagen, near Berlin.
Aviation needs transformation urge (from l to r): Torsten Jueling, Cargo Chief Berlin Airports / Hugo Duchemin, MD Comworxx / Patrick Muller, SVP Ops BER / Klaus-Jürgen Schwahn, Chief Schoenhagen Airpt. / Andreas Timmermann, Head of BBAA – photo: hs/CFG