Thinking about the future: Aviation Industry
On January 10, the Transport and Telecommunication Institute signed a cooperation agreement with The Latvian Aviation Association, the Riga Aeronautical Institute and the Riga Technical University where the parties agreed to promote the development of innovative Latvian aviation research and opinion leadership within European aviation and organize an annual scientific conference on aviation.
The first ever Riga Aviation Forum’s Scientific Conference will take place on May 21, 2020. Organizers of the conference, in cooperation with its main sponsor airBaltic, have this year put the issue of sustainable aviation at the heart of the conference.
During the conference, a number of master classes led by the world’s renowned scientists will be organized. Researchers whose scientific work is related with aviation, starting from management, development of unmanned aerial vehicles and ending with application of mathematical modelling and econometric methods in aviation, are invited to apply.
In order to promote presentations of scientific papers, the best works will be published in a scientific journal Aviation issued by the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, indexed in international scientific data bases SCOPUS, WoS and others.
“The Riga Aviation Forum brand has already gained international recognition. Our future challenge is to support the development of new and aviation-related promotional work in Latvia. Organizing a scientific conference together with a business forum is a great opportunity for young scientists and academics to meet leading industry players and share ideas that could facilitate innovative projects and support the competitiveness of Latvian aviation in the global market,’’ board member of the Latvian Aviation Association Artūrs Kokars said, commenting the signing of the cooperation agreement.
“Training young aviation professionals and aviation research has been one of the priorities of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) for 20 years. Our institute continues to develop this industry and we are proud to be one of just the three higher education institutions in Latvia that train aviation specialists. TSI has always been enthusiastic about new cooperation projects in the field of aviation and therefore we are very pleased to participate in the organization and of the Riga Aviation Forum’s Scientific Conference,’’ TSI’s acting rector Juris Kanels says, commenting the organization of the scientific conference.
In order to register for participation in the conference, please visit the conference internet website www.raf2020.lv.