Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs announces institutional funding of 1,5 million euros yearly for Bauhaus Luftfahrt


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Starting January 2013, Bauhaus Luftfahrt will receive an institutional support of 1.5 million euros yearly from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. Until then, the Munich-based research institution would be granted support on a project basis. “Since its establishment in 2005, Bauhaus Luftfahrt has risen to a highly praised institution in aeronautics research and thus actively contributes to securing Bavaria’s leading role in this industry,” explains Minister of Economic Affairs of Bavaria, Mr Martin Zeil. He further underlines: “The institutional financing is acknowledging Bauhaus Luftfahrt as the local think tank it has become. That way we reinforce this institution in its goal to establish itself among the German research landscape. It represents an essential step forward for the young Bavarian aeronautics strategy.”

The positive reception of Bauhaus Luftfahrt’s work to this day has shown how necessary an independent and superordinate research institution is. For Bavarian society and economy, the future of aeronautics is a theme of particular importance and will now be developed on a secured basis through the commitment of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. “The institutional support offered by the State of Bavaria strikes the successful development of our organization as well as the rising reputation of our scientists over the recent years”, explains Dr. Anita Linseisen, President in charge of Finance and Organizational Development at Bauhaus Luftfahrt. “We thank the State of Bavaria for this appreciation and are eager to deliver further important impulses in the future.”

Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a public research institution carried by the 4 aeronautics and aerospace companies EADS, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines. The non-profit association acts as an internationally oriented think tank. The team of some 50 employees tackles the future of mobility and air traffic. The goal of the research carried out there is to contemplate and analyze the complex system of aeronautics from numerous angles. In all projects, technical, economical, societal and environmental aspects are taken into account globally.

Source: StMWIVT