About us

Dear Sirs and Madams,

it is hardly possible to speak briefly about the history of the Institute of Aviation; the passion, dedication, knowledge and experience of its researchers. This history spans over 90 years of research when new visions were being created and heated discussions were taking place that gave shape to Polish aviation.

The strategy of the Institute of Aviation is to provide services in the global research market. The global research market means offering research services of the top quality, guaranteed by employing highly qualified staff, using certified procedures and accredited laboratories, and delivery times in line with the client’s expectations. It also means that works we undertake serve the purpose of developing new technologies, which is synonymous with being innovative. Being an active player in the global research market also means making available the know-how and experience of our researchers, acquired through continuous training and involvement in the Institute’s own research programme.

Since this strategy was adopted the Institute has seen an annual growth rate of 20% in the financial results and the number of researchers employed.

The Institute of Aviation consists of six research centers:

The Institute’s activity in the global research market is visible through a number of international initiatives and efforts including:

  • strategic alliance with General Electric,
  • providing services UTC, MTU and Airbus,
  • organising on an annual basis a number of large international conferences,
  • membership in international organisations e.g. European Research Establishment of Aeronautics,
  • undertaking efforts aimed at making light aviation a priority for the European Comission,
  • signing and implementing The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The researchers of the Institute of Aviation can publish their achievements, disseminate knowledge and promote the engineering profession through the publications including: Transactions of the Institute of Aviation,  Journal of KONES,  Journal of Polish-American Science and Technology, Scientific Library of the Institute of Aviation, Historical Library, Fatigue of Aircraft Structures and Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations.

The Institute is also involved in promoting aviation and aerospace industry sector in Poland as well as the engineering professions during “The Night at the Institute of Aviation” which is the largest nocturnal educational event in Poland.

I encourage you to find out more about the Institute of Aviation as a place of work of outstanding researchers, scientists and engineers and the cooperation opportunities we offer.

I am fully convinced that the cooperation opportunities as well as know-how and technology transfer to industry will become an inspiration and benefit for all present and future partners of the Institute of  Aviation.

Kind regards,

Paweł Stężycki, PhD. Eng.
Director of the Institute of Aviation