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  • Geopolitics loosens the West’s ties FOI

    2020-01-19 07:33:29
    International politics has become increasingly dramatic in recent years, affecting relations between Western countries. A fresh FOI report highlights the strained transatlantic ties between the USA and EU, with ingredients such as NATO, Brexit, and revanchist states.


    2020-01-08 10:36:32
    TRAIL is a project co-financed by the European Commission in the frame of Clean Sky 2 (Horizon 2020). The Consortium, led by Łukasiewicz Research Network-Institute of Aviation, who will also be responsible for design, analyses and testing, is composed of 7 Partners including Politecnico di Milano (vibration, noise and Bird Strike aspects), Trelleborg Sealing Solutions [.

  • NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2019 Annual Report NASA - Aeronautics

    2020-01-06 16:30:00
    The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2019 annual report Tuesday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns.

  • VKI and LMFA are awarded the Safran R&T Challenge prize 2019 VKI

    2019-12-18 10:18:36
    VKI is proud to announce that Prof. Fontaneto was awarded the annual Safran R&T Challenge prize in collaboration with Prof. Ottavy from École Centrale Lyon-LMFA. The prize was presented in occasion of the 2019 Safran R&T day.

  • AGU conference in San Francisco ILOT

    2019-12-16 12:05:56
    On December 9-13, 2019, the AGU Fall Meeting – the largest international mevent devoted to Earth and space sciences – was held in San Francisco, USA. The meeting was attended by over 25 000 people representing scientific institutions dealing with climate research, atmosphere physics, oceanography or geology, as well as representatives from the industry offering [.

  • NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Cleared for Final Assembly NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-12-15 16:42:00
    NASA’s first large scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades is cleared for final assembly and integration of its systems following a major project review by senior managers held Thursday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

  • Amsterdam Drone Week 2019 ILOT

    2019-12-12 13:21:36
    At the request of the Polish Embassy in The Hague, the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation was invited to organize an event called Polish Drone Sector Meetup during the exhibition and conference fair Amsterdam Drone Week.

  • Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation provides reference data for biomass hyperspectral imaging and remote detection of microorganisms ILOT

    2019-12-10 15:30:34
    In the Remote Sensing Department in the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, storing and sharing a service of reference multispectral data has been launched. The M2INAVI database enables the analysis of multispectral imaging using unmanned systems and in designed future space missions as well as the remote detection of selected objects such as [.

  • NASA Administrator Names Robert Pearce Head of Agency Aeronautics NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-12-09 19:13:00
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Robert Pearce as the next associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Pearce replaces Jaiwon Shin, who retired from the agency on Aug. 31.

  • Unpacking the buzzword of local ownership FOI

    2019-12-09 07:40:38
    Local ownership has become a buzzword when discussing capacity-building missions in conflict areas. An FOI report reveals the dilemmas that arise when applying the concept in practice.

  • Facilitating MALE RPAS integration in non-segregated European airspace NLR

    2019-12-03 14:39:32
    The post Facilitating MALE RPAS integration in non-segregated European airspace appeared first on Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

  • Expect Russia to continue throwing its military weight around, not least in Europe FOI

    2019-12-02 07:35:26
    Compared to a decade ago, Russia has clearly made substantial progress in transforming its military into an efficient fighting force. A new report from FOI forecasts a consolidation of Russian military capability towards 2029, with several implications for international security.

  • NATO needs to improve its reinforcement capability FOI

    2019-12-01 08:48:11
    If Russia attacks the Baltic States and Poland, NATO needs to be able to quickly support the forces already in place by moving units from other member states. An FOI study reveals not only several weaknesses in NATO’s capability to conduct reinforcement operations, but also how the alliance is working to rectify the problem.

  • Completion of the project for POLREGIO ILOT

    2019-11-26 12:09:32
    On November 22, 2019, a demonstration of the operation of the passenger space ventilation system designed for railway vehicles undergoing ongoing repairs took place at the Rolling Stock Repair Plant in Kruszewiec.

  • Model aeroplanes competition at Okęcie ILOT

    2019-11-26 12:01:44
    On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Warsaw Okęcie, the Primary School with Integration Departments No. 87 7 PP AK “Garłuch” held a model aeroplanes competition. The event was attended, among others, by students of an aviation class sponsored by the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation.

  • Meeting of cluster representatives from the Visegrad Group countries ILOT

    2019-11-26 11:21:06
    On November 25-26, 2019, the Association of Employers Polish Clusters with the support of the International Visegrad Fund organized in Bielsko-Biała a conference: “Building Bridges in V4 Aviation Community”. This is the first meeting of cluster organizations intended for the aviation industry of the V4 Region.

  • Space Tech Expo Europe ILOT

    2019-11-26 11:12:04
    On November 19-21, 2019, one of the most important European space industry fairs – Space Tech Expo Europe – took place in Bremen. This is the first edition during which the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation presented its offer.

  • Imminent Launch of the nano-satellite QARMAN to the International Space Station VKI

    2019-11-26 07:00:49
    Qarman, a satellite designed and built at VKI, will be launched from Cape Canaveral to ISS on 4th of December 2018 at 6:45 p.m. (GTM+1 Brussels). Step by step, Space is getting closer for QARMAN! This nano-satellite can be defined as an atmospheric entry experiment on a CubeSat platform.

  • Successful Launch of the nano-satellite QARMAN to the International Space Station VKI

    2019-11-26 07:00:49
    This 4th of December at 6:51 p.m. (GTM+1 Brussels, Qarman, the nano-satellite designed and built at VKI, has been successfully launched from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. Next Step! The deployment into orbit at the beginning of 2020! This nano-satellite can be defined as an atmospheric entry experiment on a CubeSat platform.

  • Launch of the nano-satellite QARMAN has been postponed! VKI

    2019-11-26 07:00:49
    Due to the weather conditions, the launch of Qarman, the nano-satellite designed and built at VKI, has been postponed to the 5th of December at 6:30 p.m. (Brussels). It will be launched from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station.

  • Innovation Leaders Forum 2019 ILOT

    2019-11-21 11:07:24
    On November 21, 2019, the most important conference on innovation in Poland, dedicated to technology transfer – the Innovation Leaders Forum was held in Warsaw. The event was attended by directors and innovation managers, experts and innovation brokers working both at scientific and research institutions as well as in companies.

  • Award in the 11th competition “Innovator of Mazovia” ILOT

    2019-11-21 10:58:30
    For the eleventh time, the self-government of the Masovian Voivodeship awarded the most creative scientists and companies with the title of “Innovator of Mazovia”. We are pleased to inform you that the third place in the category “Innovative Scientist” was taken by Paweł Surmacz, PhD Eng.

  • 11th Development Trends in Space Propulsion Systems Conference ILOT

    2019-11-18 09:32:09
    On 14-15 November 2019 in Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, took place 11th edition of a scientific conference “Development Trends in Space Propulsion Systems”. The conference was organized by the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation and the Warsaw University of Technology.

  • TsAGI hosts EREA Young Researchers Event 2019 TsAGI

    2019-11-17 21:00:00
    #medialib# The specialists ofthe Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (apart ofthe National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) took part inthe EREA (Association ofEuropean Research Establishments inAeronautics) Young Researchers Event 2019.

  • Metal Additive Manufacturing programme for certification of critical components NLR

    2019-11-17 14:02:43
    The post Metal Additive Manufacturing programme for certification of critical components appeared first on Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

  • General Assembly ACARE 2019 ILOT

    2019-11-14 13:16:26
    On 30 October 2019 in Brussels a meeting of ACARE General Assembly members was held with the participation of the Polish representative in this organization – Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Paweł Stężycki, PhD Eng.

  • Aerospace Technology Institute appoints Stephen Ball as Non-Executive Chair ATI

    2019-11-14 11:02:55
    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has announced the appointment of Stephen Ball as Non-Executive Chair, effective from 23rd January 2020. The appointment will follow the stepping down of Stephen Henwood CBE, who has been Chair since the Institute was established in 2014.

  • 10 years of the European Forum of Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations ILOT

    2019-11-12 15:40:18
    Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation for the tenth time hosted the participants of the European Marketing Forum of Scientific and Research Organizations (7-8 November 2019). This year’s jubilee edition was a unique opportunity to summarize and present the achievements of institutes in the promotion and marketing of science.

  • IFAR held for the tenth time in the Netherlands NLR

    2019-11-11 14:02:25
    The post IFAR held for the tenth time in the Netherlands appeared first on Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

  • IAC 2019 ILOT

    2019-11-11 10:00:49
    “Space: The Strength of the Past, the Hope of the Future” was the motto of the 70th International Astronautical Congress (October 21-25, 2019) held in Washington DC, attended by engineers, scientists and political decision-makers from more than 80 countries.

  • FAR 2019 ILOT

    2019-11-11 09:00:11
    From September 30th to October 3rd 2019, an international conference on space vehicles (FAR 2019) was held in Monopoly, Italy. This is the first edition of a new conference of the European Space Agency aimed at representatives of space agencies, industry, organisations, universities and research institutes.

  • FOI makes the world safer and more secure FOI

    2019-11-10 11:47:42
    FOI’s experts apply their unique competence in detecting nuclear weapons tests to make the world a safer place. Their detectors are part of a global system for rapid determination of whether and where a nuclear test has occurred.

  • View from the ATI: Not just another Accelerator ATI

    2019-11-04 11:36:34
    Rachel Power, the ATI’s Head of Strategy for Innovation & Engagement, reflects on the ATI Boeing Accelerator‘s first month. The accelerator is a three-month programme, aimed at world-class startups creating industry 4.0 and sustainability-enabling technologies, with the potential to bolster the growth and competitiveness of the UK aerospaceindustry.

  • New technology enables touch-free detection of bombs FOI

    2019-11-03 09:00:53
    When a suspicious object, for example a suitcase abandoned at an airline terminal, needs to be investigated, there is always a risk that someone might be injured. With new methods designed by FOI, explosives can be identified at a distance.

  • TsAGI performs T-106 WT pneumatic tests TsAGI

    2019-10-29 21:00:00
    #medialib# The upgrade and the regular validation ofthe experimental base objects form anintegral part ofactivities inthe Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (amember ofthe National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”, NRC).

  • NASA Selects Minority-Serving Institutions to Advance Aerospace Manufacturing NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-10-29 20:02:00
    The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) of NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is partnering with the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to provide students at minority-serving institutions the education and experience needed to help address manufacturing needs in the U.S.

  • 2 FWO doctoral fellowships have been awarded to VKI PhD students VKI

    2019-10-29 13:56:03
    Tom De Bruyn and Domenico Fiorini We are pleased to announce that two Doctoral (PhD)Grant Strategic Basic Research have been awarded for 2 years by the FWO to PhD candidates enrolled in the VKI PhD programme,Tom de Bruyn and Domenico Fiorini.

  • TsAGI taking part in JARUS International Committee meeting TsAGI

    2019-10-28 21:00:00
    #medialib# Vladimir Shibayev, Director ofthe Center for the Examination and Certification ofAeronautical Equipment (CECAE) ofthe Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (amember ofthe National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”, NRC), participated inaplenary meeting ofJARUS onthe development ofregulative documents for unmanned aerial systems (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking onUnmanned Systems— JARUS).

  • Student competition during the Space Trends 2019 conference ILOT

    2019-10-28 12:24:53
    ŁUKASIEWICZ – Institute of Aviation and the Warsaw University of Technology invite you to participate in the competition intended for students – participants of the 11th Development Trends in Space Propulsion Systems 2019 conference (November 14-15, 2019).

  • Problems of autonomous transport during Impact mobility 19′ ILOT

    2019-10-28 11:19:38
    On 9-10 October 2019 in the International Congress Centre in Katowice the Impact mobility rEVolution’19 conference took place. The event was a place of debate on zero-emission drives, autonomous transport, solutions for smart city and having a positive impact on the environment.

  • 10 years of the League of Friends of Polish Aviation ILOT

    2019-10-27 15:14:55
    On October 19, 2019, the ŁUKASIEWICZ – Institute of Aviation hosted a general, jubilee meeting of members to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the League of Friends of Polish Aviation (LPPL). During the meeting, topics related to the activities of the association taken over a decade, cooperation with educational institutions and development of interest in [.

  • Scientific and Technical Conference “95 Years of MESKO in the Service of the Homeland” ILOT

    2019-10-27 13:07:03
    On 24-25 October 2019, on the occasion of MESKO’s 95th anniversary, a conference devoted to the development of rocket and ammunition technology in Poland was held. ŁUKASIEWICZ – Institute of Aviation was represented at the event by the General Director, PhD.

  • Miguel Mendez and Alessia Simonini received the prestigious award 2019 from the Solvay company VKI

    2019-10-24 10:05:20
    Two VKI Phd Graduated in 2018 have been distinguished for their PhD works and received this prestigious award from the Solvay Company: Miguel Mendez (currently assistant professor at VKI) and Alessia Simonini (currently research engineer at VKI).

  • Aerospace R&D spurs up to £10billion of wider economic benefits ATI

    2019-10-23 09:58:40
    A new study released today by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) shows that investment in R&D within the aerospace industry helped to generate £10 billion of wider economic benefits to the UK in 2017 alone.

  • TsAGI’s Centenary in History: Т-109 supersonic Wind Tunnel TsAGI

    2019-10-22 21:00:00
    #medialib# Model of Su-27 in Т-109 WT T-109 WT external view October 1— 10, 1953 saw the first trial runs ofTsAGI’s T-109 large supersonic periodic Wind Tunnel (WT).

  • [ECAT] En-Core: environmentally compatible core engine technology research project JAXA - Aeronautics

    2019-10-22 08:30:00
    En-Core: environmentally compatible core engine technology research project The En-Core Project aims at establishing core engine technologies that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2). We named the project “En-Core,” meaning “Environmentally Compatible Core Engine”.

  • 44th Panel Business Week NATO AVT ILOT

    2019-10-21 08:19:22
    On October 7-9, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway, within the framework of the 44th NATO AVT Panel Meeting, a scientific symposium on “Hybrid-Electric Aero-Propulsion Systems for Military Applications” was organized. The symposium aimed at presenting to the potential users – operators from NATO countries, the real possibilities of hybrid-electric propulsion for aircraft applications as well as [.

  • Over 51,000 guests at the 10th Night at the Institute of Aviation ILOT

    2019-10-16 08:10:08
    The jubilee and record-breaking in terms of attendance, 10th Night at the Institute of Aviation is over. This year, the event was attended by over 51,000 enthusiasts of aviation and space – 8,000 people more than last year! The main theme of this year’s edition was space technology.

  • Boeing and Aerospace Technology Institute Launch UK Startup Accelerator ATI

    2019-10-07 08:04:45
    Boeing will invest £2 million to boost innovation in UK aerospace industry over two years Startups invited to pitch Industry 4.0 and sustainability enabling technologies GKN Aerospace is inaugural corporate sponsor; others invited to join Boeing and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) have announced the launch of a two-year programme intended to support the growth […]

  • More reliable models of toxic gas emissions FOI

    2019-10-06 06:31:37
    FOI has produced new data for calculating how toxic gases disperse through the air. A recent report describes how the results provide better estimates in the event of accidents or fire.

  • 24/11: Open Day at the von Karman Institute VKI

    2019-10-03 08:19:00
    Let's walk into the wind and visit our laboratories On Sunday November 24th, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, the VKI will open its doors to the public.

  • NASA Takes Delivery of First All-Electric Experimental Aircraft NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-10-02 17:13:00
    The first all-electric configuration of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

  • 10th IFAR Summit ILOT

    2019-10-01 08:54:04
    On the 24-26th of September, the 10th IFAR Summit was held in Amsterdam. This year, the venue and the hosting institution was NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Center, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.

  • CT-2C facility is here! VKI

    2019-09-26 07:05:02
    After several years of brainstorming and some month of detailed design and commissioning, the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics is proud to announce that the CT-2C wind tunnel is finally up and running, providing new engine-like testing capabilities for compressors linear cascades!

  • India’s expanding ambitions FOI

    2019-09-25 08:51:17
    A new report from FOI and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs describes India’s rise as an increasingly important actor in the international arena and discusses the country’s domestic, foreign and defence policies.

  • Electrical energy allows more efficient combustion and reduces emissions FOI

    2019-09-23 06:08:22
    Adding just a tad of electrical energy can enable industry to increase its combustion efficiency at the same time as atmospheric emissions are reduced. In a joint project with industry, FOI is researching how engine combustion processes can be more stable.

  • Hydrogen-powered drone above The Netherlands NLR

    2019-09-19 14:56:12
    The post Hydrogen-powered drone above The Netherlands appeared first on Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

  • The AIAA Thermophysics Best Student Paper awarded to Federico Bariselli and Stefano Boccelli VKI

    2019-09-18 10:58:06
    During the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition of June 2019 (Dallas, Texas), the 2018 AIAA Thermophysics Best student paper has been awarded to Federico Bariselli and Stefano Boccelli for the paper entitled "Aerothermodynamic modelling of meteor entry flows in the rarefied regime (AIAA 2018-4180)"

  • Power competition and natural resources behind military presence in Africa FOI

    2019-09-18 06:39:25
    What are the militaries of other countries doing in Africa and why are they there? In a systematic analysis, FOI has examined the presence of twelve non-African state actors in Africa. The extensive report not only identifies but also explains the motives behind the actors’ military bases on the continent.

  • ONERA joins ArianeWorks ONERA

    2019-09-17 22:40:47

  • NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Fellowships to US Universities for Aviation, Planetary, Space Research NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-09-17 21:20:00
    NASA has awarded fellowships to 14 minority-serving institutions through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and five majority institutions through its Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), all totaling $2.3 million, to support graduate student research.

  • Propellant Management Physics: a new ESA Topical Team! VKI

    2019-09-17 09:36:09
    In September 2019, ESA recognized a new Topical Team on Propellant Management Physics in the framework of the the Science in the Space Environment SciSpacE program. The von Karman Institute is part of the core team composed by:

  • Technologies for crisis management in the event of a disaster DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-09-16 09:31:20
    Earthquakes occur every day in Europe. In July 2019, no fewer than 27 earthquakes with a magnitude of between four and five on the Richter scale were detected, most of them in south-eastern Europe.

  • Medal at the end of MSPO 2019 ILOT

    2019-09-12 05:57:06
    The largest trade fair in Poland devoted to the defence industry – MSPO 2019 – has come to an end. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation once again marked its presence at the event by presenting products and technologies for aviation and the military.

  • ERA project in the demonstration phase ILOT

    2019-09-12 05:45:27
    In the last week of August, in the Aviation Education Centre in Jasionka, tests were conducted within the Enhanced RPAS Automation (ERA) project. The aim of the project is to enable unmanned aircraft to operate in unsegregated European airspace.

  • Investigating the ozone hole, Amazon fires and gravity waves with the German HALO research aircraft DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-09-10 12:11:19
    The German High Altitude and Long Range (HALO) research aircraft will be exploring the atmosphere in the southern hemisphere and its impact on climate change during September and November 2019 as part of the SOUTHTRAC (Transport and Composition of the Southern Hemisphere UTLS) mission.

  • Optimisation of approach procedures to lessen noise and reduce fuel consumption at Zurich Airport DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-09-09 07:50:51
    Approach and landing are among the most labour-intensive flight phases. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has developed the Low Noise Augmentation System (LNAS) in order to support pilots as they perform the complex procedures required for a low-noise approach.

  • MSPO 2019 ILOT

    2019-08-29 12:26:26
    On 3-6 September 2019 in Kielce will be held 27th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO. This year’s edition will be marked by the United States National Exhibition and the 20th anniversary of the Armed Forces Exhibition.

  • Results of the recruitment process for ‘Space sector human resources development’ training program ILOT

    2019-08-29 12:18:01
    On 28 August 2019 in the seat of the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) the final gala took place, during which the results of the recruitment process were announced in the internship competition “Space Sector Personnel Development” organized by the ARP and the Space Sector Employers’ Association in cooperation with companies associated in ZPSK.

  • TsAGI holds a meeting with the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) TsAGI

    2019-08-27 21:00:00
    #medialib# The leadership ofthe Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, amember ofthe National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) conducted negotiations with the delegation ofthe China Academy ofAerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), headed byPresident HuMeixiao. The negotiations took place atthe International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2019on August 27— 29, and were apart ofTsAGI’s business program.

  • View from the ATI: Strategy Internship ATI

    2019-08-26 11:12:48
    This summer the ATI invited its first ever intern to work with the Strategy Team, offering the chance for an undergraduate to gain some work experience in the sector. Lukas Alemu is in his 3rd year at the University of Bristol studying Mechanical Engineering, and sums up his time with the Institute.

  • German aerospace research at MAKS in Moscow DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-08-26 10:50:23
    The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has traditionally attended the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, Russia's national aerospace show, which takes place every two years in Zhukovsky, Moscow.

  • Can 5G be the technological solution for defence? FOI

    2019-08-25 06:59:31
    A fully connected society, everywhere and all the time. This is the goal of 5G, the new generation mobile phone system, which will have vastly higher flexibility and capacity than today’s system.

  • NASA Invites Media to See Progress on X-59 Forward-Windowless Cockpit NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-08-20 14:00:00
    NASA Invites Media to See Progress on X-59 Forward-Windowless Cockpit

  • Research into climate-neutral air transport DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-08-20 08:27:37
    Against the backdrop of climate change, the aviation industry is increasingly becoming the focus of debate in wider society. Innovations geared towards more environment-friendly air transport are becoming more prevalent.

  • LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic 2019 ILOT

    2019-08-18 12:05:27
    One of the largest air shows took place – LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic took place on August 16-18, 2019. The event attracted crowds of aviation fans who could spot planes and helicopters during aerobatics and at the static exhibition.

  • Safer ammunition through FOI’s research FOI

    2019-08-13 06:40:47
    What does the process look like when explosive materials ignite on being heated? FOI is investigating this with the help of cook-off tests. The results from this thermally-induced ignition can be used, among other things, to develop safer munitions.

  • NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-08-08 18:14:00
    As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 15, to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely in urban areas.

  • DLR jury selects the winning German team for this year's NASA/DLR Design Challenge DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-08-01 13:05:56
    A team from the University of Stuttgart won the German part of this year's NASA/DLR Design Challenge for their HyBird design on 1 August 2019. This year is the third in which the student competition has taken place, and was dedicated to connecting remote regions of the Earth with major metropolises.

  • Successful first event for Aero Guru ATI

    2019-07-28 11:52:07
    The ATI’s Head of Strategy, Innovation and Engagement, Rachel Power, launched the Institute’s new event series Aero Guru on 23rd July 2019. In this blog we hear Rachel’s thoughts on Aero Guru, the first event for UK aerospace startups.

  • Airbus & ATI: E-Fan X Supplier Event ATI

    2019-07-28 10:49:17
    ATI’s Business Analyst Nikul Bhadasia and Strategy Intern Lukas Alemu round up the successful supplier event held recently. The ATI held a joint E-Fan X Supplier event with Airbus at the AIRC (Aerospace Integration Research Centre) at Cranfield University on 17th July 2019.

  • DLR conducts flight tests for gyrocopter drones DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-07-24 11:08:06
    In a globalised world, logistics and networking are becoming increasingly important. Airborne parcel deliveries are a key area of interest for the future, and have considerable potential in a number of applications.

  • Worldwide decline in air traffic growth DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-07-23 10:25:45
    After many years of continued growth in global air traffic, with more and more flights, passengers and flight connections, a slowdown is now becoming apparent. The number of passenger aircraft movements worldwide increased by only 1.5 percent in June – from 3.3 million in June 2018 to just under 3.4 million in June of this year.

  • 24th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon programmes and related research ILOT

    2019-07-22 09:44:59
    On June 17-20, 2019, an international conference 24th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon programmes and related research took place in Essen. This event provides a discussion forum for scientists and engineers using sounding rockets and balloons for research, technology verification and education purposes.

  • Lufthansa Consulting and DLR form strategic innovation partnership DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-07-14 12:01:57
    Lufthansa Consulting (LCG) and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have agreed to work more closely together in the future and have formed a strategic partnership.

  • Completion of tests of the ILX-34 wing box demonstrator ILOT

    2019-07-11 10:59:22
    On June 28, 2019, the strength tests of the composite demonstrator of the ILX-34 wing box were completed. The project was carried out in the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation by the Center for Composite Technologies in cooperation with the Center of New Technologies and the Materials and Structures Research Center.

  • 2nd Composite Safety & Certification Meeting ILOT

    2019-07-11 07:41:17
    On 9-10 July 2019, the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, held the 2nd Composite Safety & Certification Meeting. The event was organized in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the National Institute for Aviation Research.

  • EUCASS 2019 ILOT

    2019-07-11 06:29:48
    On July 1-4, 2019, an international scientific conference EUCASS 2019 took place in Madrid. The event was attended by engineers, scientists, technologists, managers and leaders of the space industry from around the world.

  • View from the ATI: The Future of Air Travel ATI

    2019-07-09 09:25:26
    ATI’s Scott Pendry highlights some of the ATI’s views contained in the Institute’s recent response to the DfT Aviation 2050 green paper. The DfT’s consultation on the future of aviation comes at an exciting time and we welcomed the paper.

  • Termination of appointment of professor Piotr Wolański as the SSRC PAS chairman ILOT

    2019-07-07 13:17:02
    On June 29, 2019, Kosmonauta Hotel in Wrocław witnessed a ceremonial meeting to commemorate the end of the 16-year term of the Chairman of the Space and Satellite Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences by professor Piotr Wolański and the end of his duties as the second Vice-Chairman of the UN Peace and [.

  • XIV National Rotorcraft Forum ILOT

    2019-07-07 10:44:21
    On June 28, 2019, the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation held the 14th National Rotorcraft Forum. This year’s event attracted 55 experts in the field of rotorcraft from Poland and abroad.

  • von Karman Institute Test Laboratory : Shakespeare accredited by BELAC VKI

    2019-07-07 05:12:10
    The SHAKESPEARE facility (SHaking Aparatus for Kinetic Experiments of Sloshing Projects with EArthquake REproduction )is following the ISO17025 standard for seismic testing following IEC 60068-3-3: Environmental testing – Part 3: Guidance – Seismic test methods for equipment.

  • [Cooperation] The 15th Trilateral Meeting between DLR, ONERA, and JAXA held in Paris JAXA - Aeronautics

    2019-07-04 06:00:00
    Cooperation with overseas organizations TopicsMore July 5, 2019 The 15th Trilateral Meeting between DLR, ONERA, and JAXA held in Paris On June 18th 2019 during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the 15th Trilateral Meeting between DLR (The German Aerospace Center), ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) was held to promote collaborative research among the 3 organizations.

  • ONERA and DLR – joint research into AI for the aerospace sector ONERA

    2019-07-03 22:40:28

  • “History of the helicopter” – the latest book by Ryszard Witkowski already on sale ILOT

    2019-07-03 13:01:28
    The Scientific Publishers of the Institute of Aviation have just published the latest book of the doyen of Polish helicopter pilots – Ryszard Witkowski. “History of the helicopter” is the first factual monograph presenting from the beginning the idea of ​​rotorcraft to modern times.

  • “History of the helicopter” – the latest book by Ryszard Witkowski on sale now ILOT

    2019-07-03 13:01:28
    The Scientific Publication Division have just published the latest book of the doyen of Polish helicopter pilots – Ryszard Witkowski. “History of the helicopter” is the first factual monograph presenting the idea of ​​rotorcraft from the beginning to modern times.

  • Innovative wings for more fuel-efficient aircraft DLR - Aeronautics

    2019-07-03 07:10:00
    Future aircraft need to be lighter and hence more fuel-efficient. For this reason, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Göttingen has now tested two wing designs as part of an EU project.

  • NASA Scientists, Engineers Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards NASA - Aeronautics

    2019-07-02 18:07:00
    President Trump has named 18 NASA researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

  • 63rd Graduation Ceremony VKI

    2019-07-02 12:35:08
    The 63rd graduation ceremony of the Research Master in Fluid Dynamics took place at the von Karman Institute this 28th of June 2019. The ceremony started with Mr. Peter Grognard, Managing Director of the von Karman Institute who congratulated the graduates.

  • Remote sensing studies for KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. ILOT

    2019-07-02 07:56:40
    On 26-28 June 2019, at the head office of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., a working meeting of the management board of the company was held with representatives of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.

  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640480

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    The consortium is working in close cooperation and supported by Japanese mirror organizations, including the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC), the Japan Aircraft Development Corporation (JADC), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the University of Tokyo and Chubu Aerospace Industry and Technology Center (C-ASTEC).

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