Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

FH JOANNEUM Graz University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Aviation

Research and teaching at the Degree Programmes and Institutes is structured in six Departments. Our thematic focus is on future career profiles and topics from society and business. We measure ourselves by international standards, promote interdisciplinary and cross-departmental cooperation and have established close networks with our partners and the scientific community.

Technologies and competences

Our mobility research focuses on aircraft systems, aerodynamics and thermal management. This portfolio is complemented by research activities in lightweight design and new, easily recyclable materials. The Institute of Aviation is part of the Department of Engineering, which is equipped with state-of-the-art testing facilities, simulators and cutting-edge design and simulation tools.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete) yes yes  
Aircraft structures and parts yes yes  
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold) yes yes  
Materials and manufacturing technologies yes yes  
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics yes yes  
Systems yes yes  
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications yes yes  
Ground test and training equipment yes yes  
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • Aircraft and UAS concepts, composite materials, material testing
  • Aircraft systems, avionics, CNS/ATM, flight controls, de-/anti-icing
  • Flight operations and aviation industry, Human Factors
  • Flight simulation and training, operation of research aircraft

FH JOANNEUM Graz (University of Applied Sciences) - Institute of Aviation

Alte Poststrasse 149
8020 Graz, Austria
+43 316 5453-6400


Holger Friehmelt

Employees > 250
Turnover > 10 M€
Export quota aviation 10 %
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Last update: 2018-07-23