Air Cargo Challenge 2024

Coming Summer 2024

All slots for Teams have been filled, as such no further registration will be possible

Preliminary Date: 09 – 13.07.2024


The competition Air Cargo Challenge was originally initiated in 2003, inspired by the North American
DBF (design-build-fly) aircraft university competitions. Since then, the competition was held every two
years and, from 2007, the challenge gained a European projection. In 2024, the competition is
organized by the Aachen Drone Development Initiative (ADDI), which won the competition in 2022. It
is a competition for university students and postgraduates in the engineering or science area and was
created to stimulate interest in the fields of aeronautics. In this competition, each team gets the chance
to test and improve their skills by competing with other teams in a design-, build- and fly competition.

ADDI is exclusively managed by students and former students of RWTH Aachen University. They work
as non-political and non-profit associations to promote and spread Aeronautical Engineering. The Air
Cargo Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary and challenging
project from its beginning to the finished product. By participating at ACC, the teams can test their
knowledge and, at the same time, get involved with a wide range of challenges that students will find
in their future professional careers: technical, interpersonal, and financial challenges as well as strict
deadlines. To participate in the Air Cargo Challenge competition, the team should design, document,
build and fly a radio-controlled aircraft with the best and highest combination of large payload,
excellent efficiency, and high speed.

The aircraft must comply with the following competition’s
regulations, including design restrictions such as pre-defined motor and transport box dimensions.

Note the Instructions in the application Excel sheet. The Data_photo form must be send in PDF format. The application form must be send back in the .xlsx format.
The Efficiency formula was adjusted after long discussion to avoid regularly awarding 0 points.