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International drone conference coming soon in Warsaw

The international conference “Droniada Future Forum by Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation” addressed to drone industry experts, representatives of industries using drone services and everyone interested in drones will be held in Warsaw on May 24, 2024. The conference will consist of three modules relating to different levels. The conference will feature over 25 experts […]

GRACE project: Successful tests of the satellite drive engine

Testy silnika satelitarnego. Projekt GRACE | Satellite engine tests. GRACE project

In the first quarter of 2024, the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation successfully completed a series of tests of the engine that belongs to the category of the largest subsystems in satellite propulsion. The development of this engine is carried out as part of the GRACE project, financed by the Polish contribution to the European […]

Aerospace technologies with the participation of Polish engineers

Międzynarodowy Dzień Lotnictwa i Kosmonautyki oraz Załogowych Lotów Kosmicznych

On April 12, we celebrate the International Day of Human Space Flight, which was established to commemorate the first human flight into space. Aviation and space technologies are currently developing in completely new directions – new, more advanced versions of aircraft and components are being developed and used, among others, for Mars exploration. Research work […]

Director of the Institute at the 2024 ICAO Innovation Fair

2024 ICAO Innovation Fair

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) organized the 2024 ICAO Innovation Fair under the slogan “Digital Aviation: the Future is Now” dedicated to the future of aviation in the digital era. The event took place on March 12-14, 2024 in Montreal, Canada. Director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, Paweł Stężycki, was invited to […]

Engineering solutions for sustainable aviation and space

zrównoważone lotnictwo

March 4th is World Engineering Day, celebrated under the slogan “Engineering solutions for a sustainable world”. The Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation employs over 1000 engineers creating breakthrough technologies that are consistent with the sustainable development goals. On a daily basis, they cooperate with world-class suppliers of the latest technological solutions, including GE Aerospace, GE […]

The first drone market foresights in Poland

Droniada Future Forum

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation together with the Mikromakro Institute Foundation is creating the first foresights of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in Poland. In response to the challenges facing the unmanned technology industry, both institutions – by organizing online seminars, reports and a scientific and business conference – create a space for discussion […]

Engineers of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation took the leadership in EREA Future Sky

Future Sky

Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki, director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, was elected for a two-year term as the Future Sky coordinator in the EREA (Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics). The Institute’s representatives in the Future Sky became also Dr Eng. Andrzej Leski as a group’s board member, Dr. Eng. Bartosz Dziugieł who […]

Tadeusz Królikiewicz has passed away

Tadeusz Królikiewicz, a retired employee of the Institute and an author of books on aviation and cold weapons, died at the age of 97. He carried out the acceptance of construction designs for the army, including the following aircraft: Junak 3, TS-8 Bies, and TS-11 Iskra, as well as many other scientific and research works. […]

Winner of the 26th edition of the Justyna Moniuszko Scholarship

Logotyp 26 edycji stypendium imienia Justyny Moniuszko

The 26th edition of the Justyna Moniuszko Scholarship has been resolved. The winner is Piotr Mazowiecki, a student of the first semester of master’s studies at the Faculty of Power and Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology. Choosing the winner was difficult considering the very high level of the submitted applications. Congratulations to Piotr! We […]

Nuclear energy for Poland – talks about supporting the Polish SMR reactor project

Discussions on the use of nuclear energy to maintain energy security in Poland have been going on in the public space for several years. The real potential and development of small nuclear reactor projects were discussed during a meeting with the participation of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, Łukasiewicz Center, GE Vernova and Orlen Synthos […]

EREA Annual Event 2023 and EREA Board Meeting

Młotek przewodniczącego EREA

Representatives of leading research institutions associated in the EREA met in Brussels for an annual meeting summarizing their activities to date. The discussion included the future of the aviation sector, challenges in the field of green transformation and support for R&D projects. The event was also an opportunity to summarize the two-year term of office […]

Institute signed a cooperation agreement with Thaliana Space

Dyrektor Łukasiewicz Instytutu Lotnictwa Paweł Stężycki ściska dłoń prezesowi Thaliana Space Błażejowi Marciniakowi

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and Thaliana Space signed a letter of intent on cooperation. The aim of the agreement is to develop innovative space technologies focusing on green propellants, propulsions and, in the future, satellite modules. This is a unique event of great importance because the founders of Thaliana Space: Błażej Antoni Marciniak, Damian […]

European Hydrogen Week 2023

Representatives of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and the Industry Contact Point “Smart and Clean Mobility” (ICP SCM) participated in the European Hydrogen Week organized at EXPO in Brussels on November 21-23, 2023. The event was organized by Clean European Partnership. This year’s edition attracted exhibitors associated in Hydrogen Europe. Entities from outside the […]

Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum 2023

Dyrektor Łukasiewicz Instytutu Lotnictwa Paweł Stężycki oraz inni paneliści podczas Italian Polish Aerospace Forum 2023

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and the Industry Contact Point “Smart and Clean Mobility” were supporting partners of the networking event of the Polish and Italian aviation industry: “Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum”. The event took place on November 22, 2023 in Warsaw. This year’s edition of the Forum focused on two topics: transformation of the aviation […]

26th edition of Justyna Moniuszko scholarship has started

Logotyp 26 edycji stypendium imienia Justyny Moniuszko

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and GE Aerospace have announced another call for applications for Justyna Moniuszko scholarship. Students of Master’s studies at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology may apply for a scholarship. The scholarship was funded by Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and GE Aerospace to […]

12th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations

Dyrektor Łukasiewicz Instytutu Lotnictwa Paweł Stężycki podczas przemówienia na 12 Europejskim Forum Marketingu Instytucji Naukowych i Badawczych

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation hosted over 120 participants of the 12th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations (November 7-8, 2023). The main focus of the Forum is to present the latest research results and practical solutions by scientific and research institutions from all over Europe. This year’s edition introduced a new […]

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation joined the first European programme for defence against hypersonic threats

On October 31, 2023, the contract between OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement) and Sistemas de Misiles de España (SMS) for first European programme for defence against hypersonic threats, the HYDEF (Hypersonic Defence Interceptor Study) was signed in Bonn, Germany. The consortium consists of 14 entities from seven European nations, including Polish research […]

Financing smart and clean mobility in space

The matchmaking workshop Making of R&D. Financing Smart and Clean Mobility in Space took place on the 24th of October, 2023 as a final event to accompany the opening ceremony of the Rocket and Satellite Propulsion Laboratory Center of Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation. The workshop was organised by the Industry Contact Point […]

The Rocket and Satellite Propulsion Laboratory Center opening

On October 24, 2023, after two years of construction, a ceremonial inauguration was held for the European and global scale Rocket and Satellite Propulsion Laboratory Center at the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Andrzej Dybczyński, President of the Łukasiewicz Research Network, Paweł Stężycki, Director of the Łukasiewicz […]

Dr. Eng. Adam Okniński among the winners of the POLITYKA Science Awards

POLITYKA weekly granted scholarships for young talented scientists during an awarding gala that took place on October 22, 2023. The winner of the scientific award in the Technical Sciences category is Dr. Eng. Adam Okniński, director of the Space Technologies Center at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation. Dr. Eng. Adam Okniński’s area of expertise are […]

14th IFAR Summit

The 14th IFAR Summit has started on October 17th, 2023. The summit is an annual gathering of members of the IFAR organization (International Forum for Aviation Research). The current meeting is being hosted by CIRA (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali) in Naples. This year’s conference theme is Advanced Air Mobility. IFAR is an organization that unites […]

74th International Astronautical Congress

Global challenges and opportunities: give space a chance – under this slogan, the International Space Federation organized the 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The congress was held on October 2-6, 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is one of the largest events concerning space sciences and technologies, which gathered over 5,000 people professionally involved in space […]

Thousands of visitors during the 12th “Night at the Institute of Aviation”

The largest night educational event for aviation and space fans – 12th “Night at the Institute of Aviation” took place on October 6, 2023. Once again, the event enjoyed great interest – over 52,000 visitors came within 6 hours. Many interesting machines were showcased during this year’s edition, like the PZL SW-4 Puszczyk helicopter or […]

NBSOIL project consortium meeting in Austria

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation representatives participated in a three-day meeting of NBSOIL project consortium that took place in Austria on September 28-30, 2023. Together with the implementation of the project tasks, photogrammetric flights were also carried out using unmanned aircraft systems over the demonstration areas selected by representatives of the Austrian consortium members. The […]

3rd Polish Economic and Technology Forum in Switzerland

On September 18-19, 2023, the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation delegation participated in the 3rd Polish Economic and Technology Forum in Bern, Switzerland. The Institute was represented by the director, Dr. Paweł Stężycki and Prof. Dr. Joanna Cygler – director’s proxy for the organization of scientific research, who co-created the technological part of the Forum. […]

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation scientist a finalist of POLITYKA Science Awards

The POLITYKA weekly announced the 15 finalists of the 23rd edition of the POLITYKA Scientific Awards. Among the nominees there is a scientist from Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation: Adam Okniński, director of the Space Technologies Center. Adam Okniński is a finalist of the award in the TECHNICAL SCIENCES category. Who will receive five scholarships […]

Rocket fuel of the future from Poland

On September 5, 2023, during the 31st International Defense Industry Exhibition, Łukasiewicz –  Institute of Aviation and Jakusz signed a cooperation agreement regarding HTP technology in order to optimize, develop and sell a method of producing hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 98% and a suitably high purity. The agreement was signed in the presence […]

HAASTA – Polish drone for combat tasks at MSPO 2023

HAASTA

During the 31st International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation will present among others its latest product- the HAASTA unmanned system, designed and created in response to the real needs of the battlefield. The design is being developed in cooperation with the Eurotech company and has been based on combat […]

Researchers from Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation on scientific expedition in Chile. The search for new copper deposits is underway

Researchers from the Łukasiewicz Institute of Aviation, in cooperation with Remote Sensing Business Solutions (RSBS), conducted spectral studies in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The trip took place as part of the Hype4Explor project, which supports solutions for the mining industry. The Hype4Explor project focuses on one, albeit very common, type of deposit, i.e. Porphyry […]

New green hypergolic propellant – potential gamechanger for in-space propulsion

While green storable high-performance hypergolic propellants have been the Holy Grail of space propulsion for decades, engineers and scientists from Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation (Łukasiewicz – ILOT) have successfully completed the key development step required to solve the challenge. New propellant for future space missions The developed propellant combination uses 98% hydrogen peroxide as […]

Polish and Korean aerospace industry associations established cooperation

The Association of Polish Aviation Industry and the Aviation Valley signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean Aviation Industry Association. On behalf of APAI, the document was signed by the president of the association and the director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki. The MOU is aimed at strengthening […]

Electrification of aircraft. The international ISEAS-23 conference is behind us

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation was one of the co-organizers of the international scientific symposium “International Symposium on Electric Aircraft and Autonomous Systems” (ISEAS-23). The symposium, which was held in a hybrid formula, was attended by 100 scientists and experts from around the world. ISEAS is a multidisciplinary symposium that aims to address current issues […]

Europe will strive to develop technological infrastructure for aviation

The meeting of representatives of European research organizations as part of the European Technology Transfer Offices Circle (TTO Circle) was held in Berlin. One of the topics was the initiative concerning the development of a new research infrastructure that will allow research to be carried out at a higher technological level. The idea is supported […]

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation co-organized the 10th Droniada

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation was one of the co-organizers of the 10th Droniada – a multidisciplinary drone competition which was accompanied by conferences, workshops and shows. The event was organized on June 1-4, 2023 in Park Śląski and at the Muchowiec Airport. Droniada has entered a new decade – the competition, popular among fans […]

Meeting with the NASA Administrator

The US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, invited representatives of the Polish space sector, led by the Polish Space Agency (POLSA), to present space achievements and technologies to NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation. The Institute showcased following products at a special exhibition: The […]

Preparations for the 12th „Night at the Institute of Aviation” have started

The largest night educational event in Poland for aviation, space and engineering enthusiasts prepares for another edition. The 12th “Night at the Institute of Aviation” will take place on Friday, October 6, 2023 at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. The organizers have already presented the official poster and trailer of the event. “Night […]

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