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  • A model of the composite cycle engine of Bauhaus Luftfahrt

    Old technology rediscovered

    Pistons move up and down, creating pressure, and drive a propeller. Until the 1960s, piston engines were state of the art in aviation. Today they are mainly found in museums. Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V. dares to travel back in time.

    Innovation of the week
    Innovation of the week

    CO2: Don't waste it, reuse it!

    The Bavarian researchers want to use the essential features of piston engines to realize previously unidentified savings potentials. Although they are much heavier, piston engines work much more efficiently. In the closed piston chamber, pressures and temperatures are reached that are not possible in turbofans. Bauhaus Luftfahrt wants to combine these efficiency advantages of piston engines with the weight advantages of turbo engine – with a clear vision: to meet the climate protection targets of Flightpath 2050. The EU Commission wants to reduce CO2 emissions from European aviation by 75 percent by 2050 compared to 2000.

    The composite cycle engine from Bauhaus Luftfahrt offers previously unimagined savings potentials. The composite cycle engine could also be seen at the ILA 2018.

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