On the occasion of the 6th annual IFAR Summit, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States hosted 21 member organizations at Ames Research Center, which is located in Moffett Field in California from 6 to 8 October 2015. In addition to discussing its technical collaborative activities, IFAR’s sustainability, and IFAR’s strategic plan, the Summit also included an industry tour of Google’s Project Wing drone-delivery program and a tour of Ames Research Center (ARC).
In order to further contribute to the development of IFAR, CAE is proposing to host the 5th IFAR Summit 2014.
The 4 days event will include a Plenary Forum, a Young Researcher Conference, attending the Zhuhai Airshow, visit AVIC General Aircraft Company CAIGA, and a meeting of IFAR SC in advance of the Summit.
4th IFAR Summit 2013 in Moscow/Russia
The 4th IFAR Summit 2013 was held in Moscow, from 24 to 28 August 2013, during the occasion of the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS). Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) hosted senior level representatives from 22 of the IFAR participating organizations. Under the main theme of the summit and the accompanying events, ”Future of Aviation,“ the members evaluated the progress of IFAR work and decided on their future activities, see Declaration.
IFAR – International Forum for Aviation Research
Press note: IFAR Summit, 13 – 14 October 2012, Nagoya, Japan
The International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) is the world´s only aviation research establishment network connecting the government-supported aviation research community worldwide. IFAR aims to be a cooperative forum for exchange among aviation research organisations in view of the increasing demands for aviation research on a global level. IFAR aims to support its Members in the implementation of their research aims. IFAR was founded in 2010. Currently 23 aviation research organizations are associated under the umbrella of IFAR on a voluntary, non-binding basis.
On the occasion of the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2012 in Nagoya this year´s and 3rd “IFAR Summit 2012” was held in Nagoya, Japan, at the Yagoto Koushoji Temple on 13 and 14 October 2012. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, invited and hosted the high level representatives of 17 IFAR organisations.
Two organisations from Brazil and the United Kingdom joined IFAR as new Members. Now IFAR connects worldwide 23 government aviation research institutions with about 34 000 researchers in aviation.
The IFAR Members intensified the discussions on the common IFAR focus areas regarding:
- technologies and operational procedures to improve efficiency of air transport and to decrease the environmental impact of the aviation system;
- technologies and operational procedures to reduce aircraft noise; and
- the use of alternative aviation fuels.
A Steering Committee for technical and organisational matters supporting the activities between Summits and reporting to the members of the Summit was established. Concerning the scientific focus areas, some ad hoc Committees for scientific – technical activities among the participating IFAR members were invited to continue the discussions at the Summit.
The IFAR members discussed ways for improving public relations and communication activities inside the IFAR institutions. A new web-based networking initiative IFARlink among IFAR members will be established. It will be used also to support the IFAR initiative on exchange on education and promotion of young IFAR scientists and engineers.
The IFAR Summit was preceded by the “JAXA Aeronautics Symposium in Nagoya” on 12 October. About 250 participants from industry, government, research organisations and the general public as well as IFAR representatives exchanged their views on the challenges of the future air transport system with emphasis on environmental aspects.