Industrial Forum 5: "Electrification of Aircraft"

The energy transition has arrived in aviation. For some years now, there has been an increasing electrification of aircraft. The aim here is to save emissions and fuel. From the point of view of power electronics, this means an increasing demand for electrical energy converters at ever higher on-board voltage levels. Before electrification of the propulsion system, it must be clarified which sustainable fuel is technically most sensible to use. At present, hydrogen is seen as the most sensible solution. In this panel discussion, we talk with experts from different areas of aviation about possible solutions and their challenges.

Moderator:      Prof. Dr. Regine MALLWITZ


  • Kathrin EBNER
    Lead Energy & Fuels, Coordinator (Hybrid-)Electric & Hydrogen Aviation, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V., Taufkirchen, Germany
  • Tanja NEULAND
    Hydrogen Techno IPT Leader – Propulsion of Tomorrow, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. Pat WHEELER
    Head of Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group and Professor of Power Electronic Systems, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jan HOFFMANN, TU Braunschweig.
    Representive of the SE²A – Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation – Cluster of Excellence Brunswick-Hanover
  • Prof. Bulent SARLIOGLU. University Wisconsin-Madison
    Expert in Research and Scientific Industry Collaboration in North American Aviation Industry



Thursday, 8 September 2022 (16:30 – 17:40)

Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Roter Saal

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