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Focus more on future of flying, says expert group

Germany’s aviation industry is in danger of stalling unless it switches to more future-oriented research, a working group of the Leopoldina, the national science academy, has warned.

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Germany’s infrastructure for aviation research, including wind tunnels and other large-scale facilities, is excellent, the paper found. But there has been a gradual loss of expertise in vital fields, fuelled by an increased division of labour across national borders.

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