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.