During this year’s IFAR Summit, the nomination for the position of Vice Chairman of IFAR was announced and awarded to Paweł Stężycki, PhD Eng. For the next two years, the Director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation will be part of the IFAR board alongside ONERA Director Bruno Sainjon and NRC Vice Chairman Ibrahim Yimer. IFAR, as a global organization dedicated to aviation, plays a significant role in promoting science and innovation in this field.

Paweł Stężycki, PhD Eng. currently the Director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, is a recognized expert in the field of aviation. His experience and achievements in scientific research have contributed to his selection for this prestigious position. As the Vice Chairman of IFAR, he will play a crucial role in shaping and implementing the organization’s development strategy.

One of the main responsibilities of the new Vice Chairman of IFAR will be participating in planned events and representing the organization on the international stage. His knowledge and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to the development of cooperation among aviation institutes worldwide, as well as the promotion of innovative solutions in these fields.

The official signing of the nomination letter took place on October 19th, 2023 in Naples, symbolizing the significance of this decision for IFAR and the entire aviation community. Paweł Stężycki’s nomination for the position of Vice Chairman of IFAR is undoubtedly a great honour and a recognition of his work and contribution to advancing research in these fields.


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