EREA Annual Event 2021

On December 1st 2021 in Brussels was held an Annual Event of all EREA (European Research Establishments in Aeronautics) Members. EREA Annual Event is organised to summarise the annual activity of the Association, which gathers European Research Institutes working in the field of aeronautics. This year the event brought together many distinguished gests, including Commissioner Rosalinde van der Vlies – Director of Clean Planet in the Directorate General: Research and Innovation at European Commission or Axel Krein – Director of Clean Aviation Partnership.

The main part of the event was the debate on the European Partnerships – Clean Aviation and SESAR and the influence of the partnerships on the aviation sector development together with achieving the aims set up for the aviation for the coming years.

The debate was moderated by Director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, Paweł Stężycki. Among invited guests were Michel Peters – current Chairman of EREA, Axel Krein – Director of Clean Aviation Partnership and Richard Frizon – Director of SESAR Partnership.

The conclusion of the debate was to increase the support towards the activity of research institutions, which role in developing new technologies is significant for each member state.

This year, a plaque in recognition and appreciation of outstanding services to EREA was handed to Professor Grzegorz Socha, employee of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, for his work and engagement in the activity of EREA Aviation Research Group. Professor Socha worked for EREA over 7 years.

About EREA

The European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA) association has existed since 1994 and is the largest, most influential and recognizable organization in Europe for researchers and scientists in the field of aeronautics. It consists of 15 of the most important research institutes from Europe. EREA brings together groups of experts in the fields of aerodynamics, materials and structures, flight mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, avionics, flight testing, modeling and simulation, environmental protection, security, airports and many others. EREA is a non-profit organization and aims to promote the common interests of its members, increase cooperation between the members of the association, greater integration of their activities in the field of civil and military aviation and space research, as well as intensify the cooperation of EREA with other entities in the field of aeronautics – industry and academia.

The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe, with traditions dating back to 1926. The Institute closely cooperates with global tycoons of the aviation industry, such as: GE, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, and institutions from the space industry, including the European Space Agency. Strategic research areas of the Institute are aviation, space and unmanned technologies. It also provides research and services for domestic and foreign industries in the field of materials, composite, additive, remote sensing, energy and oil&gas technologies.

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