On the occasion of the 7th annual IFAR Summit, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) hosted 18 member organizations in Daejeon, South Korea from 27 to 29 September 2016. The participants exchanged information on members´ aviation research focus areas, discussed collaborative activities with internal and external partners and considered issues of common interests. In addition, the participants took part in a technical tour of the KARI facilities in Daejeon, gave an IFAR plenary lecture on air traffic management (ATM) related global challenges as a status of IFAR’s ATM Working Group activities at the 30th Congress of the International Council for Aeronautical Sciences, and met with the IFAR early careers networks (ECN) participants of the 4th IFAR Young Researcher’s Conference (YRC). The ECN’s held their conference in Daejeon at the same time as the summit and they were able to interact with IFAR participants on a number of occasions.
In addition, the IFAR Summit and the 30th ICAS Congress jointly granted the first-even IFAR-ICAS Award to William Leser from NASA for his outstanding PhD of a young IFAR researcher under 40 years in the field of aviation. The call for the next ICAS-IFAR Award will begin in the first quarter of 2017.
Eleven young researchers from nine member organizations (NRC, NASA, CAE, TsAGI, KARI, JAXA, DLR, ONERA, INCAS) participated in the YRC 2016, which was organized in parallel to the summit and hosted by KARI, presented the ECEN proposal as one of main themes over their five-day program.
The 8th IFAR Summit will be held at the invitation of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) from 23 to 26 October 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.
18 young researchers from six IFAR member countries participated in the 3rd “Young Researchers Conference” from 4 – 9 October, 2015, to exchange views on aviation's game changing technologies of the future. Young IFAR Researchers reported to the Summit and to the public via internet the results of their discussions. The Summit principals welcomed their presentation and the lively discussions that took place, recommended a target oriented integration of young IFAR researchers in the IFAR activities, and endorsed the continuation of IFAR Young Researchers Conference.