The Research Group for Aircraft Systems was established in 2021 with funding from the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), TU Wien and co-financing industrial partners within the framework of an endowed professorship at TU Wien.

The research group is headed by Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Berens and pursues the following goals:

  • Increase Austria’s scientific output in aeronautical subjects, with an emphasis in sustainability and achieving climate neutral flight,
  • Establish a co-operational network with industries and research institutes,
  • Establishment of a university Master's programme in Aeronautical Engineering,
  • Be an internationally recognized focus point for aviation in Austria.