, 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.

, June 2023
EGNOS Signal Generator development successfully finalised

We are proud to announce that we have successfully completed the Acceptance Review for our newly developed NLES Next Signal Generator within the European Space Agency (ESA) EGNOS programme.

Our customer Thales Alenia Space expressed its great satisfaction for the performed work and for the good cooperation. We appreciate this acknowledgement of our work over the last 10 months and are looking forward to continuing this partnership which already lasts for more than 20 years! Thanks especially to the funke AVIONICS development team for their commitment to realising this great achievement which represents a major technical step forward.

funke AVIONICS has provided the Signal Generators for the EGNOS (V2.4.3) Uplink Station which generate the communication signal to the geostationary satellites. Our hardware is in operation since many years and is a crucial link to provide accurate navigation solutions to users in Europe. The current development is part of the NLES Next programme with increased capabilities and performance.

, June 2023
funke AVIONICS to exhibit at AIRTEC 2023

We are looking forward to participating at the AIRTEC 2023 as an exhibitor in the “Future Air Mobility” area! We will present our new development “Drone Connect” which allows to safely integrate drones and UAVs into the airspace.

This year AIRTEC | 25-27 OCT 2023 | MESSE AUGSBURG will be held at its new location, the Augsburg Exhibition Center, from October 25-27, 2023, and will gather suppliers and OEMs from the aerospace industry to forge new business relationships.

This year’s theme areas include “Zero Emission & Climate Neutral Flying,” “Future Air Mobility,” “Supply Chain” and “New Space.” Approximately 250 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors from 30 nations and 2,200 B2B meetings are expected. The pre-scheduled B2B meetings can be searched and found eight weeks in advance via the AIRTEC digital platform.