The Institute of Aviation in 2016

2016 is a Jubilee Year for the Institute of Aviation, celebrating its:

  1. 90 years of experience, knowledge and position
  2. 30 specialised laboratories, 8 of which are accredited
  3. 1,300 engineers and scientists
  4. 21 professors
  5. Right to confer the academic degree of doctor
  6. Average employee age being 35 years
  7. 21% of women employees
  8. 90% of employees with tertiary-level education
  9. 125,167 m2 of surface area
  10. 45 laboratory and office buildings
  11. bilateral, joint, substitutive doctoral study programmes with Ohio State University (USA)
  12. Polish-Brazilian Center of Excellence in Aviation and Space High Technology
  13. 3 scientific journals approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
    • “Works of the Institute of Aviation” – p. 9
    • “Marketing of Scientific and Research Organisations” – p. 9
    • “Fatigue of Aircraft Structures” – p. 8
  1. Implemented provisions of the Diversity Charter, European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
  2. Awards conferred to the Institute of Aviation:
    • First prize for the STARLET project at the Clean Sky Forum in Brussels
    • Prize for achievements in inventions at the XXII Inventions Market for the invention titled “Method for preparing hydrogen peroxide, in particular HTP class for uses in the drive systems for the vacuum distillation”
    • Nomination for the Polish Innovation Award
    • Gold medal in EUREKA contest at the Brussels Innova Fair 2015 for the invention „Compact digital radar altimeter with integrated antenna”
    • “Effective company 2014”
    • “Business Cheetah 2014”
    • Gold medal with honors in the EUREKA contest at the Brussels Innova Fair for the invention titled: “Method for preparing hydrogen peroxide, in particular HTP class for uses in the drive systems for the vacuum distillation”
    • Silver Laurel of Innovation for the project titled “Development and Implementation of the Ultra-Clean Production Technology using 98% Hydrogen Peroxide for Propelling Purposes”
    • 2. Polish Masters of Business Award
    • Rear Admiral Xawery Czernicki Grand Prix for the ILX-27 unmanned helicopter (Consortium: Institute of Aviation, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Military Aviation Institute No. 1)
    • Award for the ILX-27 at the 2014 Air Fair in Bydgoszcz (Consortium: Institute of Aviation, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Military Aviation Institute No. 1)
    • First place in the VIII Edition of the contest of the Association of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians for the “Best Technical Achievement of 2014” in the Scientific and Research Category, for the achievement titled: “Method for preparing hydrogen peroxide, in particular HTP class for uses in the drive systems for the vacuum distillation”
    • Business Innovation Award Prize at the IV Forum of Innovation in Rzeszów
    • Award of the Minister of National Defence for the ILX-27 unmanned helicopter for special tasks (Consortium: Institute of Aviation, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Military Aviation Institute No. 1) – XXI International Defence Industry Fair in Kielce
    • The award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for international invention achievements, especially for the project titled “Ceramic friction materials for aircraft brakes”
    • Gold medal with honors for the “Ceramic friction materials for aircraft brakes” – 5. at the International Warsaw Invention Show
    • “Fair Play Enterprise” title
  1. 32 patents and patent applications:
    • A method for in-flight assessment of freedom from flutter of an airplane
    • Autonomous Active Flow Control System
    • Method for preparing hydrogen peroxide, in particular HTP class for uses in the drive systems for the vacuum distillation
    • Profile of a circular ring for use in air drives
    • Backhoe water turbine with cross flow on a floating platform
    • Air and land vehicle
    • Camber, varying in shape with active material coating
    • Camber, varying in shape with active material coating
    • Method of exploring material structure damage caused by the permanent deformation of the specimen subjected to tension and specimen for the study of damage to the material structure
    • Independent of wind direction enclosed wind turbine with vertical rotation axis and horizontal position of the rotor
    • Segment of the aerodynamic profile with jet vortex generators
    • Balloon-type air curtain with additional elements at the bottom of the curtain, as applicable to small and medium-sized hovercrafts
    • Balloon-pin type air curtain as applicable to small and medium-sized hovercrafts
    • Gyroplane-type aircraft rotor blade
    • Transport aircraft with a wide fuselage carrier
    • Method for preparing hydrogen peroxide, in particular HTP class for uses in the drive systems for the vacuum distillation
    • Head of the gyroplane
    • One-way flexible coupling
    • Self-supporting belt drive
    • Electric linear actuator with emergency release function
    • Manual twin controller
    • Camber, particularly composite, varying in shape
    • Camber, varying in shape
    • Modular ballistic protection
    • Multi-rotor wind turbine with vertical rotation axis
    • A system inducing oscillatory motion of aerofoil section with moving tab in test chamber of the wind tunnel
    • Rotor blade for the rotary-wing type aircraft
    • Aircraft wing
    • Apparatus for increasing aerodynamic lift of a wing
    • Device designed to increase aerodynamic lift of the flattened ring lifting surface
    • Segment of aerodynamic profile with stream whirl generators
    • Air cushion amphibious vehicle
    • Balloon type air curtain with downstand beams used for small and medium-sized hovercraf

Find out more about the Institute of Aviation at www.ilot.edu.pl

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