The Association was established as a legal person on 21st of September 2017 and was founded by five graduates of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the University Politehnica of Bucharest (ex Faculty of Aerospace Constructions, ex Faculty of Aircraft):
Octavian Thor PLETER, engineer 1986 Aircraft – major in On Board Installations and Equipment, associate professor, Vice Dean 2012-2016, Dean 2016-2020 of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Sterian DĂNĂILĂ, engineer 1981 Aircraft – major in Aircraft, university professor, Department Director 2008-2024 of the ”Elie Carafoli” Department of Aerospace Sciences of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Marius Lucian STOIA-DJESKA, engineer 1985 Aircraft – major in Aircraft, university professor, Vice Dean 2008-2020 of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Dragoș Daniel ISVORANU, engineer 1984 Aircraft – major in Propulsion Systems I (Turbine Engines), university professor of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Cristian Emil CONSTANTINESCU, engineer 1988 Aircraft – major in On Board Installations and Equipment, lecturer, Vice Dean 2016-2020 of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Before 2017, the association functioned informally since 2008, as a committee under the name of AirNav Board, and it steered the creation of new programs of studies in English, adapted to the international requirements: Air Navigation (bachelor of engineering program authorized in 2009, accredited in 2016) and Air Transport Engineering (master of engineering, started in 2013).
Both in the AirNav Board era, and later, after becoming a legal person, the association was involved in the following projects to the benefit of the graduates and of the students of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering – UPB:
- Defining curricula for the Air Navigation and Air Transport Engineering programs of studies;
- The faculty site and promoting materials (brochure, calendar);
- Organization of the Air Navigation Convention and of other scientific and professional events;
- Providing and promoting job and internship openings;
- Attracting sponsorship for the laboratories of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and for the organization of extracurricular activities;
- Fostering academic and industrial partnerships, enouraging student mobility, encouraging the international opening of the faculty;
- Reintroduction of the Flying Practice for the 2nd Year students.
EASN Conference Salerno 5-8 Sep 2023
The 13th Conference of the European Aeronautical Sciences Network will take place in Salerno, Italy, on 5-8 September 2023. The annual EASN conference grew into the most important such aerospace event in Europe. The presented papers have a number of publishing...
AIAS Job Openings
Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Authority (SIAA in Romanian AIAS) publishes job openings which could interest our members. Further information on the SIAA site (in Romanian only):...
Air Transport Engineering (ATE)
Air Transport Engineering (ATE) taught entirely in English is a modern multidisciplinary master program, founded in 2013, aligned to the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) strategy of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It is the only...
Another fallen star of the Romanian aviation! The aviation community is in tears. Dan Ștefănescu was a top class pilot engineer, who fascinated us with his evolutions. There is so much left to learn from him. At the Aerobatic Yakers Aerodrome, pilots came to achieve...
Air Navigation Convention – The 13th Edition
Aviation Reborn: New opportunities, new challenges Going forward together with the same wish that has been passed down from generation to generation, that of bringing together aviation students, graduates, professors, and experts, through this passion that unites us,...
Air Navigation – Upcoming Book
This book represents the professional statement of my 30+ year career. Working with my aerospace engineering students, pilot students, and air traffic controller students over many generations has been challenging in the best possible way. Debates, ideas and questions...
Air Navigation Convention 2021 Debrief
In today's world, air travel is all about efficiency, speed, interconnectedness, and universal accessibility. Aviation has certainly been at the forefront of innovation, becoming one of the world's safest and most trustworthy means of transportation nowadays. However,...
Joburi în dezvoltare ATM la JLG
Courtesy of our Alumnus Andrei Florea, graduate of Air Navigation 2019, we inform you about very attractive job openings in a prestigious Romanian company, JLG Consulting. This company exports IT solutions and software to important aviation companies, being also an...
Air Navigation Convention 2021
Air Navigation Convention – 12th Edition Aviation Emerging Challenges: Innovation and Coping with Change As we progress through the ages, we start to realize just how much the world of Aerospace has gone forward since its inception, at the beginning of the 20th...
EASN Conference 2021
EASN is the largest and important scientific network in the aerospace field. The EASN Conference 2021 will take place on 1-4 September 2021 in Salerno, Italy. The prestigious conference creates the opportunity of networking with the most important Eurpean aerospace...