AEbt Angewandte Eisenbahntechnik GmbH

Visiting address

Adam-Klein-Strasse 26



Postal address

Adam-Klein-Strasse 26

Nürnberg , 90429



Tel +49 911 520 9920

Fax +49 911 520 992 10

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Company information

AEbt - Applied Railway Technology

We are a company of engineering consultants which is closely involved in the very complex procedures to furnish safety proofs, verification and homologation for rolling stocks and infrastructure throughout Europe. Our aim is a safe, reliable and economic railway system.

You and your aims are in the focus of all our actions. As a reliable and powerful partner, we always achieve optimum results for you. Due to our long-time experience in railway business, we can prepare working packages which you can schedule and calculate.

Reach your goals with us simply and safely!

AEbt Applied Railway Technology is your

Designated Body (NNTR EN 17020 + EN 17024)
Assessment Body (EC 352/2009 + EC 402/2013)
Notified Body (TSI) (EN 17020/17021)
Accredited testing center (EN 17025)

We are assessors for:

functional safety fire protection
signaling systems
vehicle control
welding strength
technical systems requiring
monitoring infrastructure systems
brake systems
maglev systems
rail operation control systems

For manufacturers, carriers and operators we offer a comprehensive range of services for the railway technology:

Services (Overview)

Safety engineering
Safety certification
Safety management systems
Support in setting up rail authorities
Tender support
Technical Assessment for rolling stock
Risk Management
Risk and Hazard Analysis
Proof of Functional
Safety Homologation

Training (Overview)

Safety Management
Systems Functional safety (IEC 61508 + EN 50129)
Training on the job for engineers in Germany
Training for rail staff and specialists
RAMS Management (EN 50126)
Software development (EN 50128)
ETCS (European Train Control System)
CSM Common Safety Methods (EC 352/2009 + EC 402/2013)
FMEA (failure mode and effects) analysis
FTA (fault tree analysis) methods

Worldwide best references are available of different railway systems in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Company information

Headquarters location Adam-Klein-Strasse 26
90429 Nürnberg
Office locations
Adam-Klein-Strass 26
90429 Nürnberg
Some facts
Founded in
Founded by


The company AEbt Angewandte Eisenbahntechnik is founded by Norbert Schäfer (accredited by the Federal Railway Authority as a software specialist), its services focusing on reports and authorisation, with its headquarters in Fürth


AEbt Angewandte Eisenbahntechnik is reconstituted into a GmbH (German company with limited liability).


Relocation from Fürth to Nuremberg – increased office accommodation and expansion of the team


Opening of branch offices in Vienna and Kassel


Norbert Schäfer is accredited as specialist for maglev technology (Transrapid) and as specialist for functional testing of railway vehicles and also as specialist for the safety of computer-based systems by the Federal Railway Authority


Extension of the service spectrum to include the fields of validation and safety verifications
Extension of the office accommodation and establishment of our own testing laboratory


Establishment of the AEbt test center for railway vehicles


Armin Reichhardt and Norbert Schäfer are designated as senior auditors in accordance with ISO 9001:2000


ISO 9001:2008 certification of the quality management system


Accreditation as a compliance assessment body in accordance with EN 17050-1-2


Founding of the company AEbt Schweiz GmbH with services for Switzerland focusing on vehicle authorisation, technical railway reports and a comprehensive range of services in the logistics sector


Extension of the AEbt test center for railway vehicles by the addition of a non-electrified test tracks for diesel locomotives and diesel multiple units.

Company Size


  • Service for vehicles