IFAR representatives debated in Warsaw on the future of aviation

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Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation was the host of the 12th IFAR Summit 2021 in Warsaw. The event was held from 18th till 21st October 2021 and brought together almost 60 representatives from the major international aviation organisations and companies. The main theme of the Summit was Sustainable Aviation.

IFAR is an International Forum for Aviation Research, focused on global issues in the field of aviation through joint activities and the exchange of knowledge, experts and experiences within thematic groups. IFAR promotes scientific and technical knowledge, through e.g. the exchange of young scientists.

The annual meeting of IFAR member organizations aims to summarize the organization’s activities and to prepare plans for the next year.

This year’s conference was organised in a hybrid form and among all guests were Principals and Representatives of such organisations as DLR (Germany), NASA (USA), NRC (Canada), TsAGI (Russia), NLR (Netherlands), CIRA (Italy), Technical University Vienna (Austria), ONERA (France), JAXA (Japan), CAE (China) and VZLU (Czech Republic).

Sustainable Aviation – theme of IFAR Summit 2021

The main theme of the 12th IFAR Summit 2021 Warsaw was sustainable aviation in the economic aspect.

During the meeting, a debate was held between the participants and the invited panelists from Airbus Helicopters, Warsaw University of Technology, General Electric Company Polska and NLR. The debate was moderated by the director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, PhD Eng. Paweł Stężycki.

– It seems that the sustainable aviation goals, set by the international community and expressed through numerous regulations at governmental and international levels are extremely ambitious. The only way to meet these expectations is through broadly understood cooperation between research institutions and industry with government support where possible, e.g. in the development of basic technologies at lower TRL levels. All participants agreed that without the support of government and international institutions it will not be possible due to the high costs of innovation, and also the requirement to introduce quick improvements and statutory and legal regulations – summarized the director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation.

The meeting also included a workshop part, during which participants held debates at thematic tables. Discussed topics include the problems of Research Institutes with implementation of new technologies in terms of the activities of research institutes.

– The result of this workshop is an extension of the conclusions of the IFAR Café taken during the 10th IFAR Summit on Urban Air Mobility and may contribute to the development of a common IFAR position on Sustainable Aviation – says the director of the Unmanned Technologies Center at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, PhD. Eng. Mikołaj Jarkowski.

The conclusions of the Warsaw Summit will be published by IFAR on the organisation’s website: https://www.ifar.aero/.

The 12th IFAR Summit was connected with the 95th anniversary of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation.

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 mining technologies.

The Łukasiewicz Research Network provides attractive, complete and competitive technological solutions. It offers a unique system of “challenging” to business, thanks to which a group of 4,500 scientists in no more than 15 working days accepts the business challenge and proposes the entrepreneur to develop an effective implementation solution. At the same time, it involves the highest competences of scientists in Poland and a scientific apparatus unique in Poland. What is most important – the entrepreneur does not bear any costs related to the development of an idea for research work. Łukasiewicz meets the expectations of business in a convenient way. The entrepreneur may decide to contact us not only through the form at https://lukasiewicz.gov.pl/biznes/ but also in more than 50 locations: the Łukasiewicz Institutes and their branches throughout Poland. They will receive the same – high quality – product or service everywhere. The Łukasiewicz potential is focused around such research areas as: health, intelligent mobility, digital transformation and sustainable economy and energy.

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