Brussels Parliamentary Breakfast and Open EASN Workshop
On February 16th 2016, EASN will be holding in Brussels a dual event, dedicated on Aeronautics Academia. A Parliamentary Breakfast, hosted by MEP Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH, co-chair of the Committee of Transport and Tourism, and an Open EASN Workshop. The Parliamentary Breakfast on “Taking off to the future of European Aviation, is academia still on board?” will address topics such as: Academic research for seamless and affordable air transport in Europe; Intermodality as innovation driver; and How to achieve an integrated European aviation education system.
The Parliamentary breakfast will be followed by the Open EASN Workshop on “Aeronautical academic research in the light of the new realities of the 21st century; are we actually performing the research we need?”. This EASN Open Workshop will serve as a platform for representatives of the European Academia, Industry, Research Centers and the EC to present
their viewpoints. It will foster an open discussion, aiming at reaching some common measures for maintaining innovation on the European Aviation development chain. EASN Members are invited to attend both events but due to the limited seats available in both events, pre-registration and confirmation is required, interested parties can find out more and register here.
Interview of Professor Joachim Szodruch, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Aviation
Professor Joachim Szodruch, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Aviation, evaluates the efforts made in the frame of FP7 to reach the targets set by the Vision 2020, comments on the realization of Horizon 2020 in Aeronautics-related upstream research, discusses the role of Academia in the new context, and many more.
Read the full interview on the EASN website.
6th EASN International Conference on Innovation in European Aeronautics Research, October 18 - 21, 2016, Porto, Portugal
In 2016, for the first time, the European Aeronautics Science Network will convene In Portugal. The 6th International Conference of EASN will be co-organised with the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI) of the University of Porto (FEUP). The 6th EASN International Conference is set to be the larger, broader and most comprehensive gathering of the association. It will include Plenary Sessions by renowned speakers and Open Discussions with distinguished researchers from the industry and academia. Thematic Sessions housing the 90% of current European aeronautics research programs and Technical Workshops. The annual EASN Conference provides an opportunity for participants to share their recent activities and point of view regarding specific research fields in Aeronautics and Air Transport and is the ideal place to meet and exchange ideas with eminent researchers from the industry and academia.
During the three days of the Conference, the General Assembly of the EASN association will be held. The General Assembly will discuss the achievements of the current Board of Directors and will set the frame and provide guidelines for the future activities of the association. At the end of the General Assembly, all effective members will be called to cast their vote and elect the new BoD that will lead the association for the next 3 years. All EASN members are invited to join the General Assembly.
More information about the Conference will be posted on a regular basis on the EASN website as well as on the 6th EASN International Conference minisite.
New EASN representatives in ACARE
Having completed a term of more than 3 years and in view of the SRIA update which officially kicked of a few days ago, EASN has renewed its nominated representatives in the ACARE Working Groups. The EASN representatives closely follow the activity of the groups, contribute with their viewpoint and inform the EASN community about any topics of interest to the European Academia.
The new EASN representatives in ACARE can be found on the EASN website.
EASN at Aerodays2015
The EASN Association was present at the 7th European Aeronautics Days, held on 20-23 October 2015 at the QEII Centre in Central London, UK. This unique conference, attended by more than 1000 delegates, 280 key speakers and 90 exhibitors, has acted as a positive enabler for industry, governments, the European Commission, research institutions, academia and many others, to come together, interact and present strategic perspectives and achievements in aviation research and innovation. The three days conference included technical sessions, research and technology showcases and hosted keynote addresses from Aviation CEOs, European Commissioners, UK Ministers and heads of key Agencies.
The EASN Association was represented through several “channels” during AERODAYS 2015:
- EASN hosted its own dedicated booth, where members of the BoD were present and available for short B2B meetings. Moreover, posters and leaflets were available for distribution at the booth presenting to the public information related to EASN involved projects.
- EASN took part in the parallel session 1H on the first day of the event with the presentation of Prof. Zdobyslaw Goraj on “European Aeronautics Universities – Hatchery of New Knowledge and Breakthrough Technologies”. The presentation is available for viewing and downloading here.
Interview of Mr. Piet-Christof Woelcken, Project Coordinator of the SARISTU project
Mr. Piet-Christof Woelcken (Airbus Operations GmbH), Project Coordinator of the SARISTU project, shares his experience on managing the most successful Level-2 project in Aviation funded under FP7.
Read the full interview on the EASN website.
5th EASN Association International Workshop on Aerostructures
The European Aeronautics Science Network has successfully carried out the 5th, out of a series of annual specialized Workshops, in the field of Aerostructures. The workshop was hosted by the University of Manchester, on 2-4 September 2015. The EASN International Workshops, every year, aim to share high quality, current achievements and new upstream ideas for future research and in the same time to offer their participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, their latest advancements.
In this frame, the event proved to be a unique opportunity for the participants to obtain an overview of the recent advancements in the research scene, with presentations from 21 ongoing research projects and support actions which were performed in three parallel sessions. In addition, 30 scientific papers have been published in the Workshop proceedings, some of which will be published following peer review in two scientific journals, namely the "International Journal of Structural Integrity" (IJSI) of Emerald Group Publishing and “Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science” (AAS) of Techno-Press.
Furthermore, distinguished speakers updated the delegates about the future Industrial trends and European priorities with respect to the medium and long-term goals, as set by the aviation stakeholders and participants had the opportunity to engage into fruitful discussions and networking with more than 100 representatives of the Academia, research community and industry.
Finally and responding to the increasing interest from the European Aeronautics Community for a scientific event which offers a forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities in Aeronautics and Air Transport, EASN has announced its 6th annual International Conference on Innovation in European Aeronautics Research which will be held on October 18 – 21, 2016 at the INEGI premises, Porto, Portugal. More information on the outcome of the workshop, including the performed presentations, is available here.