|Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
The book was written in 2009 by Associate Professor Dr. Octavian Thor Pleter. It is written for the future aerospace engineers, in an attempt to capture both the complexity and the fascination of this cutting edge profession, in a holistic, multidisciplinary manner. The book also serves as an introduction in the disciplines studied in the ”Air Navigation - Air Transport Engineering” programs of studies. The programs, started in 2009, benefit from a modern and pragmatic curriculum, developed by the AirNav Board.
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...
Octavian Thor Pleter and Cristian Emil Constantinescu, and Barna Istvan Jakab, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania Abstract: In the aftermath of the disappearance of the Malaysian 370 (MH370) flight in March 2014, new positioning methods...
Octavian Thor Pleter and Cristian Emil Constantinescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania and Irina Beatrice Stefanescu, Romanian Space Agency, 010362 Bucharest, Romania Abstract: In the future ATM implementations based on 4D...
A new Level 2 aerospace engineering master program AvIMO will be launched at La Sapienza University in Rome, entirely taught in English. The event will take place in Rome on 11th December. The courses will start next year and the successful candidates that will pass...read more
Registrations are now open for the NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania, the largest international hackathon! Are you passionate about Space and science and want to make a difference? We invite you to register for the NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania, the largest...read more
Opportunity! If you are an aeronautics engineering graduate and want to work in an international environment, Akkodis France has some proposals for you! We hire juniors and experts eager to work for major aero companies. The available positions are in Toulouse, for...read more
A first major UAV competition will be hosted by the University Politehnica of Bucharest this year. Student teams from any university in the EELISA alliance may participate. The contest calendar and other information may be found at We recommend to the Romanian...read more
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...read more
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):...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more