“Munich Aerospace Summit” held for the first time at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus12 April 2018
On April 11, the “Munich Aerospace Summit” took place for the first time at the LBC under the title “Mastering Challenges of Transformation in Aerospace”. High-ranking guests and speakers from science such as Prof. Wolfgang Herrmann, President of TU Munich or Prof. Mirko Hornung, Executive Director Research and Technology of Bauhaus Luftfahrt, and industry such as Dirk Hoke, CEO Airbus Defence and Space or Torsten Pilz, VP Operations and Supply Chain of US company SpaceX, turned the event into a real highlight for the interested professional audience. In the evening, the approximately 80 participants were invited for a dinner during which Dirk Hoke and Torsten Pilz reported on the (digital) transformation in their respective companies. The awarding of the “Munich Aerospace Award” to Dr. Rainer Matthias Rieck sponsored by maexpartners crowned the event.
Get-together at Blackwave03 April 2018
On March 23, another “get-together“ event took place on Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC). The company Blackwave GmbH welcomed several companies and research establishments located at LBC, and provided to its guests a guided tour through the roughly 1.000m² of offices and shop floors. The young company is a spin-off of Technical University of Munich and has settled on LBC early 2017. Blackwave is specialized on sheet moulding compound of carbon fiber reinforced plastics. The so called "get-togethers" take place every 2 months with changing locations and serve the networking on campus.
Munich Aerospace at the Satellite Navigation Summit22 March 2018
5-7 March 2018 - Munich Aerospace was again present at 2018's Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. As part of the "Munich Flashlights" session, Executive Board Member Professor Guenter W. Hein talked about the fields of activity of Munich Aerospace and the progress with the international online teaching project "Global Aerospace Campus". The three-day event with approximately 300 participants for the first time took place at the Alte Bayerische Staatsbank in central Munich.
Fabrication of racing cars on Ludwig Bölkow Campus12 March 2018
Since February 2018, University of Applied Sciences Munich manufactures carbon composites structures and components for the next generation of racing cars taking part of the race series “Formula Student” split into the categories “combustion engine”, “all-electric”, and “autonomous”. This activity takes place in cooperation with Munich Motorsport association (www.munichmotorsport.de), Airbus Central R&T department, and LBC-based start-up company “Blackwave” (www.blackwave.de). “Formula Student” is a construction challenge, which has been launched back in 1981 with today more than 300 participating teams around the world whose members are students only. The finishing of the three racing cars is foreseen for May. University of Applied Sciences Munich has approached Ludwig Bölkow Campus because lightweight construction is one of its focal points of research.
Lecture on “Cloud Computing”01 March 2018
On February 28, Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC) and Airbus Leadership University organized a lecture on “cloud computing”. Mert Altindag, founder and CEO of the start-up company “Cloud Ararat” (www.cloudararat.com), which settled on LBC in November 2017, gave an introductory lecture on the principles of cloud computing attended by Airbus employees from several departments. A subsequent “Q&A” session completed the event and further lectures are planned. This event is another good example for the cooperation between LBC and Airbus Leadership University, and for the regular exchange of expertise for the mutual benefit of all partners located on the campus.