European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Dec. 7, 2019, 17:18

Aircraft operator

Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH
Name Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH
Acronym ZLT
Country Germany
Contact SCHAEUFELE Steffen

Main activities

Through sister company DZR Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei:
- Commercial passenger operations with Airships of the type N07-100 and N07-101
- up to 20'000 passengers transported per year
- Scientific and special mission operations with the airships
- More than ten years of scientific & special missions (atmospheric & land research, surveillance, observation)
ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik:
- Design, development, analysis, manufacturing and certification of Airships and Airship-related parts & components
- EASA-approved design organisation EASA.21J.273
- EASA airship type certificate holder TCDS EASA.AS.001
- Operation of the airship for special purposes under permit-to-fly for eased certification of critical missions


Data processing N/A
Training N/A
Gound infrastructure

Airfield with two airship mooring sites
Hangar space approx. 7000m²
Workshop space approx. 1000m²
Engine test stand
Various test stands, test equipment and labs for testing of parts, instruments and equipment
Airship flight simulator
Office space approx. 1500m²
Three meeting rooms for up to 40 persons

Integrated into International Airport Friedrichshafen EDNY (IATA code FDH)

Additional services

- EASA airship type certificate holder - priviledged to design and certify any change to the airship, its performance and operational envelope
- Certification of scientific equipment for flight on the airship
- Design of equipment-related parts
- Modification of the airship to fit the scientific mission - if required
- Offering standard 19" racks for equipment, optimized for use on the airship
- Manufacturing of parts and components
- End-to-end engineering support

Aircraft contact SCHAEUFELE Steffen
Instruments contact N/A
Calibration facilities contact N/A
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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