Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Research Centre Wels

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is one of the leading Austrian universities of applied sciences. It offers internationally recognised, well-established, practice-oriented education at university level at four locations in the central region of Upper Austria. The University also supports the economy with cutting-edge products from its research and development centres.

Technologies and competences

The Research Center Wels is a non-profit company founded specifically to ensure the grouping and efficient processing of research and development activities at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The main areas of research are: production optimisation, logistics, automation technology and simulations, measuring and testing technology, material and production engineering, energy and environmental sciences.

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

Products and services in aviation

  • X-ray computer tomography for objects from 2m - 0.2mm at 0.3mm - 0.5μm resolution, Talbot-Lau grating interferometer X-ray computed tomography
  • Active thermography and digital shearography with different excitation sources, high resolution infrared cameras and SE sensors
  • SEM with X-ray micro-probe
  • Data analysis software VGStudio Max, FEI Avizo, MAVI, EDEVIS DisplayIMG 6 and open_iA

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Research Centre Wels

Stelzhammerstrasse 23
4600 Wels, Austria
+43 50804-14110


Johann Kastner

Economic data

Employees 50 - 250
Turnover > 10 M€
Export quota aviation 16 %
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Last update: 2017-03-13