In Part Two of the 11th IFAR Summit 2020 its host, the National Research of Canada, (NRC), Ottawa and its Chair, the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), Moscow drew the focus of the overall summit theme “Enabling the Future – Certfication and Regulation” onto industry and researchers.

There were numerous presentations and lively discussion amongst up to almost 60 participants on their responses to the international call for a sustainable aviation sector coupled with the simultaneous challenge of enabling the aviation sector to progress successfully into a post-Covid era.

The virtual conference was opened with a welcome speech made by Mr. Mitch Davies, President of NRC and featured an industry panel titled “Pivoting during a Pandemic – An Industry Perspective” with representatives from Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada and CAE.  

At the IFAR Café session members’ informative presentations and annual reports were shown and the session enabled IFAR’s diverse technical and non-technical working groups to present their workplans and results, establishing a valuable and informative basis for their future development and work.

In a session on internal and external partnerships IFAR’s relationship with the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) was highlighted and individual members were honored for their outstanding service to IFAR. 

The path forward for IFAR’s engagement with ICAO, following the signing of a Declaration of Intent at the first part of the IFAR Summit in November 2020, was discussed and is supported by IFAR’s members, completing the summit’s overall objectives.