Advances in Aeronautical Informatics

Technologies Towards Flight 4.0

  • Umut Durak
  • Jürgen Becker
  • Sven Hartmann
  • Nikolaos S. Voros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Information and Communication Technologies Supporting Flight 4.0

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Falco K. Bapp, Jürgen Becker
      Pages 17-27
    3. Andreas Reinhardt, Aysegul Aglargoz
      Pages 29-40
    4. Christos P. Antonopoulos, Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Nikolaos S. Voros
      Pages 41-54
    5. Gerrit Burmester, Hui Ma, Dietrich Steinmetz, Sven Hartmannn
      Pages 55-65
    6. Carlos C. Insaurralde, Erik Blasch
      Pages 67-85
    7. Shafagh Jafer, Umut Durak, Hakan Aydemir, Richard Ruff, Thorsten Pawletta
      Pages 87-102
  4. The Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Christoph Torens, Johann C. Dauer, Florian Adolf
      Pages 105-120
    3. Reinhard Wilhelm, Jan Reineke, Simon Wegener
      Pages 121-133
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-156

About this book


The history of flight started with the pioneer era. The introduction of mechanical controls (including hydraulics) then led to the second era. Later, with the utilization of computers and automation in aircraft, we reached the third era. Now, we are moving towards the fourth era of flight, namely Flight 4.0, which is characterized by “smart” and “connected” aircraft that extensively exploit emerging information and communication technologies.

Aeronautical informatics is advancing rapidly through the synergy between information and communication technologies and aeronautics. Multi-core avionic platforms, wireless avionics networking, service-oriented architectures and IoT, data sciences and semantic infrastructures are shaping systems to come. Increasing autonomy requirements are challenging the community to investigate new ways to assure safety. Modern software engineering methodologies and real-time software techniques are altering the established development practice. Universities are starting to align their aerospace engineering and computer science curriculums in order to address this synergy.

This book is a unique compilation of advancements in aeronautical informatics, introducing the changing technology landscape of flight with respect to a new push in information and communication technology.


Smart Aircraft Cyber-Physical Systems Internet of Things Service Orientation Data Analytics

Editors and affiliations

  • Umut Durak
    • 1
  • Jürgen Becker
    • 2
  • Sven Hartmann
    • 3
  • Nikolaos S. Voros
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Flight SystemsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)BraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Information ProcessingKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  4. 4.Computer and Informatics Engineering DepartmentTechnological Educational Institute of Western GreeceNafpaktosGreece

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