German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the Federal Republic of Germany's research center for aeronautics. With more than 10,000 employees and an annual budget of 1.3 billion euros, it is one of Germany's largest research institutions.

In April 2023, the main DLR portal was relaunched using Plone 6.

DLR frontpage example

Project Facts

About DLR

  • Employees: > 10.000
  • Yearly Budget: 1.3 Billion Euros (2021)
  • 30 Locations, 4 Foreign Offices
  • 55 Institutes


  • Plone 6
  • Volto Frontend
  • Solr Search
  • Docker Infrastructure


  • Start: April 2022
  • Development Time: < 6 Months
  • Internal Launch: September 2022
  • Official Launch: April 2023

Plone Conference Talk about the DLR Relaunch

Plone Conference Talk Slides

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