Institute of Aviation

Institute of Aviation is polish research & development institution since 1926. Activity of Institute focused on providing services in design, engineering and research in aviation and aerospace. The Institute conducts transatlantic and international cooperation in fields (especially with General Electric in the Engineering Design Center): aircraft engines, ecology, aerodynamics, aircraft structures and materials research. Institute of Aviation also cooperate with Boeing, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney and conducts research for other sectors.

The Institute of Aviation consists of four research centres:

− The New Technologies Centre
− Engineering Design Center
− The Materials and Structures Research Centre
− The Net Institute

The Institute’s activity in the global research market is visible through a number of international initiatives and efforts including:

– Strategic alliance with General Electric.
– Providing services UTC, MTU and Airbus.
– Organising on an annual basis a number of large international conferences.
– Membership in international organisations e.g. European Research Establishment of Aeronautics.
– Undertaking efforts in order to recognize “ Provision of Services in The Global Research Market“ as Polish export speciality.
– Undertaking efforts aimed at making light aviation a priority for the European Comission.
– Signing and implementing The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Centre taking part in the ESTERA project was New Technology Centre, in particular Aerodynamic laboratory and Department of Adaptronics.

Aerodynamic laboratory have access to five wind tunnels, including a trisonic wind tunnel and the largest in Poland (5 m test chamber) low-speed wind tunnel, all equipped with advanced instrumentation and calibration equipment. The Lab also performs aerodynamic research for land and water based transport (automotive, water, railroad) and the building industry. In our aerodynamic tunnels, various types of wind resistance tests on stationary objects are carried out.

Department of Adaptronics was established in 2008 to conduct research on smart materials and structures and their applications in aviation.