Since its inception, the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation has been engaged in research aimed at practical application of the results of its work. The main areas of scientific interest included the development of aeronautics and astronautics. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation achieved significant results in this field, confirmed by research and operation of aircraft, helicopters, meteorological rockets, engines and instrumentation, in which concepts developed at the Institute were deployed.
The development policy of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is based on continuing the traditional areas of research. These include aerodynamics, design and testing of aviation structures, aviation instrumentation, propulsions and on intensive implementation of new areas, such as CAD, new materials testing techniques, design of adaptation systems, application of micro- and nano-technology, use of alternative energy sources, application of aviation technologies in medicine and health protection and finally local aviation transport.
Applied research and implementation works are carried out in cooperation with domestic scientific and manufacturing centers through joint projects and orders for research services.
Poland’s membership in the European Union has created wide opportunities for cooperation in the area of applied research and development work. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation has successfully joined the European research area thanks to its partnership participation in the EU programmes. Another impulse was provided by the Operational Projects carried out by the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.
The position of the Institute depends on the quality and commitment of its employees. A generation switch has taken place. Research teams consist of young, well educated employees, who thanks to the projects carried out by the Institute can realise their scientific and professional ambitions. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation supports them in their endeavours.
The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is in a phase of dynamic development resulting from correct strategic decisions, consistent pursuit of the chosen directions and the quality, activity and commitment of its employees to this process.
Paweł Stężycki, PhD Eng.
Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation