Our ambitions

We can divide our motivation for the Bionic Aircraft project into three main areas. This includes detailed ambitions, which are adressing specific challenges. These can be structured as follows:


Overall our ambitinos are to increase efficiency of an aircraft by implementing Additive Manufacturing in all Stages of an aircraft life cycle:

1. Increasing resource efficiency during aircraft manufacturing, by enabling broad application of AM for aircraft production and enhancing the resource efficiency of the AM process.

2. Reduction of emissions during aircraft operation due to weight reduction by implementation of high-strength biomimetic lightweight AM structures.

3. Increase of resource efficiency in maintenance, repair, overhaul and retrofit due to development of innovative additive repair methods for highly complex biomimetic structures, as well as innovative AM supply chains and spare parts logistics.

4. Reduction of emission for recycling and disposal due to development of recycling methods for AM parts.