Innovation is the guiding principle behind everything we do.

Curiosity is a basic human instinct, and it makes everyone at PACE constantly look for new and smarter ways of doing things. This has lead to many pioneering developments in our 25-year history, from our patented design platform and industry-leading cabin configurator to our often copied, never matched en-route flight profile optimizer.

But we're not not done breaking new ground and continue to leverage new and emerging technologies in key areas such as green aviation, smart collaboration and extended reality training. We rely on a strong in-house R&D team and global cooperation with leading institutions and organizations to develop innovative, best-in-class solutions for our customers.

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In-house research & development

Our in-house research activities are a core aspect of our vision for digitally transforming the aerospace and aviation industries.

They have enabled us to develop innovative solutions for our customers that were game changers in their respective fields.

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Cooperation with universities & research institutions

As a university spin-off, we strive to keep one foot in academia and regularly co-author conference papers and articles.

We also support the education of tomorrow's aerospace engineers through our university licensing program.

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Publicly funded innovation initiatives with customers

We like to learn from the best - our customers.

We regularly engage in technology projects with our customers and other innovation partners to develop software solutions that go right to the heart of the industry's practical challenges.

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ICARUS
(Horizon 2020)

Aviation-driven data value chain for diversified global and local operations

Focus: Pacelab Mission Suite 

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(LuFo V-3)

Tactical flight profile optimization based on real-time data to improve fuel efficiency and on-time performance

Focus: Pacelab FPO Cloud

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QUALITY
(Horizon 2020)

Operation support on the shop floor in Zero Defect Manufacturing environments with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Focus: Pacelab WEAVR

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Pilot3

(Clean Sky 2)

A software engine for multi-criteria decision support in flight management

Focus: Pacelab FPO