Advisory board


It consists of representatives from research agencies and aircraft industries:

Dr. Ing. Karlheinz Haag currently holds the position of Vice President of the Department “Environmental Issues” at Lufthansa German Airlines Group being responsible for the management of the environmental activities at Lufthansa on Group level.

He studied Aerospace engineering at the Technical University in Aachen where he finished as Diplom-Ingenieur and received his doctor´s degree too.

He worked for the German Aerospace Center DLR in various management positions finally as Program Director Aeronautics, there being responsible for the development and execution of the aeronautics research programme of the DLR.

He is involved in number of committees addressing environmental issues of aviation on national, European and international levels.

Markus Fischer, predecessor of Martin Wahlich as coordinator of the AFLoNext project, is at present the project leader for Overall Aircraft Design in the Large Passenger Aircraft of Clean Sky 2.

He was graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and received a PhD from the Technical University of Hannover in boundary layer and shear flow research.

He started his professional career at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen almost 25 years ago. Afterwards he continued his career in several companies in industry working in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering before he entered the Flight Physics of Airbus in 2003.

He has contributed to the design of various aircraft projects in the areas of aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and flight mechanics ranging from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles up to large passenger and military aircrafts, either in aircraft programs or research projects.
He is named inventor of numerous patents and author of many publications.

Clyde Warsop is an Executive Scientist and BAE Systems Engineering Fellow working at the BAE Systems Advanced Technology in Filton. He has a First Class Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD from Bath University. Clyde joined the BAE Systems’ Advanced Technology Centre in Bristol in 1990 and since then he has worked in a wide range of technical areas including the development of aerodynamic prediction methods and codes for weapons and combat aircraft; the development of active flow control technologies and the application of microsystems for applications ranging from active flow control to chemical/biological particle collection and separation.

He is the named inventor on 27 patents filed by BAE systems and is a worldwide recognised authority on the subject of active flow control and microsystems technologies.

Clyde is a Royal Academy of Engineering sponsored visiting Professor in Aerospace Systems Engineering” and a Visiting Reader at Imperial College, London.

Heinz Hansen got his scientific education at the Uni Bochum and the RWTH Aachen where he finished as Diplom-Ingenieur in Aeronautics.

He worked nearly 35 years at Airbus in the field of Flight Physics and Research and Technology. He has contributed to the design of various aircraft projects in the areas of aerodynamic design, wind tunnel and flight testing, either in aircraft programmes or in research projects. Specific topics here have been the design of wings for variable camber technology and the use of multi-functional control surfaces (e.g. mini TEDs). In laminar flow technology, he worked for nearly 20 years in a wide range of topics.

Heinz was active in many national and European research projects with the focus on high lift aerodynamics and laminar flow technology (natural laminar flow and hybrid laminar flow). Some examples for such projects are: HAK, TLF, ProHMS, HigherLE, LaWiPro, LaWOp, LDAinOp, ALFET as national projects and EUROLIFT I&II, ELFIN I&II, AWIATOR, TELFONA, SWFA and AFLoNext as European R&T projects.

During the last 8 years he was leading all the laminar flow and riblet research activities in Airbus within the Airbus internal project TOP-Low Drag Aircraft in the field of aerodynamics, structure, manufacturing and testing in strong cooperation with several R&T partners. Heinz is named inventor of several patents and author of many publications and a recognised authority on the subject of laminar flow.

This board will be briefed on annual occasion on the work objectives and the work progress achieved within AFLoNext. In turn the consortium expects through this board to achieve guidance for the project in terms of usability of the developed technological solutions for aircraft evolution and operations purposes. This includes any associated value and risk assessment.