Welcome by FTF & Innovair

Welcome to the ICAS 2022 Congress in Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Swedish Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (FTF) and the Swedish Strategic Programme for Aeronautics (Innovair), we are proud to invite professionals from academia and industry, as well as governmental representatives, to attend the 33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS).

ICAS 2022 shall be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Sweden, on 4-9 September 2022, and FTF and Innovair host the event.

ICAS was established in 1957 as a non-government, non-profit scientific organisation with the mission to advance knowledge and facilitate collaboration in aeronautics. Today ICAS gather members from 30 countries from five continents. One of the essential activities of ICAS is the biennial international Congress. Since the first ICAS Congress in Madrid 1958, this has grown to be the world´s primary forum for aeronautical technology. The Congress attracts leading experts and leaders of top aerospace research centres, industries, universities, and representatives from governments. The topics of the Congress include the most recent scientific achievements in aeronautics and top priorities in the design of future generation aircraft, engines, and systems to cater for the greening of sustainable aviation. Moreover, the Congress is a unique platform for companies to showcase products and services, and to network with professionals from all over the world. An essential part of the gathering is also to introduce and encourage young people to enter the aeronautics sector via higher education and research activities.

Sweden has a long and successful tradition of design and production of aircraft and propulsion systems, both for the civil and military markets which is unique for a small country. Furthermore, the Swedish industry, and society, are well-known for efficient, innovative and non-hierarchical organisations. Besides our big companies, there is a structured innovation system including academia, research institutes, and an increasing number of sub-contractors available in Sweden.

We envisage that the ICAS 2022 Congress in Stockholm will attract an unprecedented number of papers for presentation and discussion, and we anticipate more than 800 delegates from some 40 countries. However, in the case that the world still struggles with effects from the covid-19 pandemic, we also prepare for other alternatives than a traditional full-scale physical meeting of people.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to ICAS 2022 in Stockholm.

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