Research & Development


The Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen is one of the oldest airports in Bavaria and has a long-standing tradition. It was founded in 1936 by Claude Dornier as a production airport. Despite its age, the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen is still today a place of high technology. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) uses the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen as a base to carry out its research flights and operations. The Galileo Control Centre is also situated here.
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A number of highly technical aircraft have been developed and manufactured at the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, from vertical take-off and landing aircraft, to research aircraft and commercial planes. This tradition lives on, because airplanes of the technologically state-of-the-art Do228NG series are again being produced here by the RUAG company.ertigt.

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