Research for industry

The Institute of Aviation has joined the official celebration of the 100th anniversary of Polish aviation under the motto “100 years of cooperation between science and industry”. The aim of the information campaign is to show the contribution of the Institute of Aviation in the development of aviation industry in Poland from the pre-war years to the present.

The Institute of Aviation is one of the oldest research institutes in Poland. It was here before the war that all Polish aircraft were tested and certified. In its rich history of the Institute has participated in the development of Polish gliders and run its own construction works, including the jet trainer aircraft TS-11 “Iskra” and thr combat trainer aircraft I-22 “Iryda”.

Today, the Institute of Aviation is working closely with the global aviation industry giants: General Electric, Boeing, Airbus, and Pratt & Whitney. It works not only for the aviation industry, but also the space, automotive, building, power generation, chemical, shipbuilding, defence industries, as well as for sport.

The Institute of Aviation boasts many significant achievements:

  • successful tests on the ILR-33 “Amber” rocket, which is the world’s first rocket to use hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of greater than 98% as the oxidant,
  • the design and implementation of a turbine for the manufacturing of one of the world’s largest aircraft engines, the GEnx,
  • developing an innovative global aircraft safety assessment method during in flight flutter testing,
  • developing a mechanism for the concept of locking uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons in pipelines that enabled the removal of the famous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,
  • the design of a unique jet engine equipped with a detonation combustion chamber,
  • the creation of the Gas Turbine Centre, which is Europe’s largest vacuum chamber for testing aircraft engines and industrial turbines,
  • promoting the issue of professional use of the light aircraft transport system (Small Air Transport – SAT) as a strategic objective of the European Union.

The information campaign on the contribution of the Institute of Aviation in the field of research for industry will be conducted on the website and on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

The list of the aircraft, gliders and helicopters tested at the Institute of Aviation after war is available here:

Part of the campaign will be a commemoration of people of distinction in the field of aviation. The commemorations and biographies are available at: