4th EASN Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, RWTH Aachen, October 27-29, 2014 - Abstract submission deadline: 16/07/2014
EASN is delighted to invite you to its 4th out of a series of specialized Workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design. The EASN Workshop will be held on October 27-29, 2014 in Aachen, Germany in the premises of RWTH Aachen University. The Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof. Eike Stumpf and Prof. Wolfgang Schröder.
This year’s workshop primarily aims at offering its participants a forum to meet and present among relevant audience, the latest advancements in the areas of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design individually, as well as at fostering the cooperation and interaction between them on a multidisciplinary basis. Additionally, it is expected to serve, like its predecessors, as a major dissemination event for running projects and as a forum to exchange novel and innovative ideas for future research. During this 3-day event, the General Assembly meeting of the EASN Association will also take place. Updated information about the Workshop will be posted on a regular basis on the EASN website as well as at the 4th EASN International Workshop minisite.
ACARE/DGLR Conference: European Aviation Technology Convention, Berlin 4-5 November, 2014
In cooperation with the Advisory Council of Aviation Research & Innovation in Europe (ACARE) and supported by the European Commission, the German Aerospace Association DGLR in cooperation with its European partner organisations of CEAS, organises a European two days conference designed as a platform for high level representatives of the European Commission and Member States, research institutions as well as of aviation stakeholders’ associations and of industry.
This conference will address the key issues in respect of the challenges to Europe concerning Aeronautics and Air Transport. Special emphasis will be given to the coordination and synergy aspects for research and innovation within the European Research Area for Aviation considering in particular the possibilities for addressing the untapped potential within the EU-12 Member States.
The conference addresses in particular the representatives of industry, research institutions and public institutions responsible for R&D, innovation and technology strategies. EASN will be represented in the ACARE/DGLR Conference by its chairman, Prof. Spiros Pantelakis.
More information about this Conference can be found here: http://www.acare2014.dglr.de/
ACARE new INCO Group
ACARE has recently launched a Working Group to update the ACARE INCO Strategy. Explicitly, the ACARE New INCO WG (ACARE IRG Sub-group) held its Kick-off meeting on June 5th, 2014 in Brussels. EASN is represented in this Working Group by Prof. Dimitris Drikakis, Cranfield University.
The next ACARE INCO WG meeting, is expected to take place on September 18th, 2014 at the European Commission buildings, in Brussels.
For more information visit the ACARE website
ACARE WG5 Workshop on "Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe"
The ACARE WG5 Workshop on "Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe" was successfully carried out on June 13th 2014, at the EC premises in Brussels. Representatives from the EC, European Industry, Academia and research community, had the chance to get together and discuss on the training needs of engineers both at Academic level, as well as throughout their professional career. In the lively discussion panels which took place, the different requirements of the different actors were pointed out.
Although different in nature, the common ground seems to be that although there is in general no shortage of engineers, specific measures may be needed so as to allow the easier and more efficient integration of engineers in the European Industry and supply chain. To this end and in order to meet the evolving needs of the European Industry, interaction between HR supply (Universities) and demand (large industries, SMEs, Research Establishments, MRO etc) needs to be enhanced.
The presentations from the Education workshop are available on the ACARE website.
Interview of Prof. Franco Bernelli Zazzera on European Aviation Engineering Education and Accreditation
Prof. Franco Bernelli Zazzera, Chairman of PEGASUS and Head of Dept. of Aerospace Science and Technology - Politecnico di Milano, provides an interview on the quality of the current aviation engineering education in Europe. Further to that, he expresses his views on the usefulness of creating an integrated Europe-wide aviation system by harmonizing the content of the curricula for aviation engineers, as well as he comments on the utility of establishing a common European accreditation system.
Read the full interview of Prof. Franco Bernelli Zazzera on the EASN website
Interview of Prof. Jan van Ingen on European Aviation Engineering Education and Accreditation
Prof. Jan van Ingen, Emeritus Professor of Aerodynamics and Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft, reviews, appraises and recommends, on the existing European Aviation Engineering Educational system. Moreover, Prof. Jan van Ingen expresses his views on the usefulness and potential benefits of establishing a common European accreditation system in the near future.
To read the interview of Prof. Jan van Ingen, including the main conclusions of the two relevant ACARE/ASTERA studies, accompanied with Prof. van Ingen’s comments and remarks, visit the EASN website
A few remarks about the 2014 ASD Annual Convention held in Prague, and the role and voice of EASN presented in this forum
The 2014 ASD Annual Convention was successfully held in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 23rd until the 25th of April. Spread over three days, and under the banner of strengthening European prosperity and competitiveness, the AeroSpace and Defence Association’s annual convention was organized with an interdisciplinary programme, an integrated Young Professional Forum and a Technology Forum for Business and Talents.
EASN was represented in the Convention by its Vice-chairman, Prof. Zdobyslaw Goraj who participated in the panel devoted to “The 4D of Aerospace competitiveness: energy, mobility, research and skills – Debate 3: Clean Sky 2 and beyond: Inclusive research towards the most energy-efficient aircraft ever”. The discussion was mainly concentrated on Clean Sky 2 and Horizon 2020 in aspects of chances, challenges, opportunities, as well as risks and limits especially for Academia and SMEs. To read the overall conclusions and remarks about the 2014 ASD Convention, prepared by Prof. Goraj, please visit the EASN website.
Professor Zdobyslaw Goraj, Academic representative in ACARE Plenary, informs the EASN members about the recent progress made in the frame of ACARE Plenary. To read the latest achievements and future plans of ACARE plenary, as depicted by Prof. Goraj, please visit the EASN website.