Ulm, Germany
, March 2024
funke AVIONICS successfully completed Master360 Flight Test

Together with our partner Leibniz Universität Hannover, we completed a flight test campaign around Ulm to verify the performance of the innovative antenna design. The antenna was developed in the frame of the Master360 research program.

During the flight test, we determined the aircraft’s heading and distance utilizing interrogation technology. To do this, our antenna on the ground sends a request for information to aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They then return a signal containing valuable information for tracking which may be used by Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The Master360 project goal is to develop a cooperative system for autonomous flight of UAVs. It is supported by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz and executed with several partners including Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, ASX, BIT-TS, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V., DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, funke AVIONICS, Fraunhofer FHR, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Kappa optronics GmbH, and Leibniz Universität Hannover.

, February 2024
f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS at the 12th Bodensee Aerospace Meeting

This year f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS will be present again at the Bodensee Aerospace Meeting.

The conference with the motto “Accelerate & Innovate” will take place on March 13 and 14, 2024 in Augsburg, Germany, and is dedicated to current developments in the aerospace industry.

This year’s conference will focus on innovations as well as trends and technological advances. In addition to the main program, specific topics are discussed in specialist forums. An exciting program awaits you with keynotes from industry experts as well as from science and research.

You can find more details about the 12th Bodensee Aerospace Meeting here.

, November 2023
funke AVIONICS recognized as one of the most innovative companies

The SZ Institute evaluated a total of 2,575 companies in an analysis and had a ranking of the 273 most innovative companies in Germany drawn up. funke AVIONICS was identified as the future-oriented pioneer in the production of electrical measuring, control and navigation instruments.

Innovative companies have a variety of characteristics that set them apart from the crowd, including:
– A culture of openness and curiosity
– Investing in talent
– Agility and flexibility
– Research and Development
– Customer focus
– Cooperation and networking
– Willingness to take risks
– Technology and digitalization
– Long-term vision

Many thanks to our employees, customers and partners for their commitment and recognition of our daily work!

Here is the link to the complete article.

, November 2023
f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS at the SPACE TECH EXPO in Bremen

Also this year, f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS will once again be represented with its own exhibition stand (P36 in Hall 5) at the seventh edition of Europe’s largest B2B event in the aerospace industry. The Space Tech Expo returns to Bremen from November 14th to 16th with over 500 exhibitors and 6,200 participants.

The Space Tech Expo Europe is a fantastic opportunity to make many personal contacts and to highlight our expertise in the aerospace market, particularly in the areas of avionics, satellite navigation and communication.“, Dr. Jörg Selle, Director of Business Development at f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS.

Further details about the trade fair can be found here.

Penzberg, Germany
, July 2023
Mission Computer for MissionLab Project handed over

We are pleased to announce that the first mission computer has been ceremoniously handed over to Prof. Peter Stütz from the renowned Institute of Flight Systems at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, at the prestigious premises of Rheinmetall Technical Publications GmbH in Penzberg. This significant handover marks a major milestone in the esteemed research project MissionLab (, which plays a crucial role in advancing state-of-the-art mission technologies in military aviation.

The mission computer, a cutting-edge computer system equipped with extensive features and capabilities, will now serve as an innovative platform for implementing and testing mission technologies through comprehensive flight experiments. The technologies developed by the experts at the Universität der Bundeswehr München hold significant strategic importance and will contribute significantly to determining the future performance capabilities of military aircraft. By integrating the mission computer into these experimental setups, we push the boundaries of what is possible in aerospace research, creating innovative solutions to address the challenges of modern warfare.

The MissionLab project represents an unprecedented collaboration between esteemed institutions, including Rheinmetall Technical Publications GmbH and the Universität der Bundeswehr München. The expertise and dedication of the professionals involved enable groundbreaking developments in the field of mission technologies, ensuring national security at the highest level.

Together, we shape the future of military aviation and set new standards for performance and efficiency, forging the path for the aerospace sector and making a decisive contribution to strengthening defense capabilities.

, June 2023
HENSOLDT selects funke AVIONICS to develop an airborne communication system

We are proud to announce that funke AVIONICS has been selected by Hensoldt to develop and verify a line-replaceable unit (LRU) to process information from an aircraft and provide this information within a dedicated time.

The development and qualification activities will be carried out by funke AVIONICS in compliance with demanding quality standards for the aerospace industry, in particular
– Quality Management Requirements for the Aviation, Space and Defence Organizations (EN9100),
– Software Quality Assurance Requirements (AQAP-2210), and
– Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment (RTCA/DO-160X)

funke AVIONICS is a certified and experienced partner for developing and producing complete electronic systems and equipment for aerospace and defence applications. We offer comprehensive turn-key solutions with full life-cycle support from specification, system design, hardware and software design, production and qualification to delivery, installation, operation support and maintenance. Our focus is finding optimal solutions for our customers’ needs to meet highly demanding requirements. Based on our vast experience in numerous challenging military and civil aerospace projects, we ensure the provision of reliable and effective solutions meeting the highest quality standards.

A line-replaceable unit (LRU) is a modular component of an airplane, ship or spacecraft that is designed to be replaced quickly at an operating location. The different lines are essential for logistics planning and operation. An LRU is usually a sealed unit such as a radio or other auxiliary equipment.