Łukasiewicz Research Network ‒ Institute of Aviation in Warsaw was established as a Technical Research Institute of Aviation in 1926, and had its share in testing of almost all Polish aircraft. Initially, the results of their work were presented in the "IBTL Reports". After the World War II ‒ since 1956, Institute of Aviation have been publishing Transactions of the Institute of Aviation, a scientific journal. Currently it is published by Łukasiewicz Research Network ‒ Institute of Aviation under the title Transactions on Aerospace Research to underline that everybody from around the world, who is interested in aviation and space sciences can publish results of his or her research here.
Exchange of information in the area of aerospace research is the main aim of the Transactions on Aerospace Research. In general we publish new and original articles dedicated to aerospace engineering. However, we also publish papers from other sciences, concerning aviation and space exploration like: astrophysics, astronomy, remote sensing, photogrammetry, atmospheric sciences, materials sciences, aviation and space law, aviation and space economy, aviation and space organization, aviation and space medicine, history of aviation and space technology, communication etc. Each article is peer reviewed before publishing.
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Editor-in-Chief Prof. PhD. Eng. Zdobysław Goraj, Instytut Lotnictwa Polska
Managing Editor Prof. PhD. Eng. Cezary Galiński, Instytut Lotnictwa Polska
Editorial Advisory Board PhD. Eng. Włodzimierz Balicki, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Poland Prof. PhD. Eng. Maciej Bossak, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Poland Associate Prof. PhD. Eng. Martin Bugaj, University of Žilina, Slovakia PhD. Eng. Mariusz Krawczyk, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Poland PhD. Eng. Andrzej Krzysiak, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Poland Associate Prof. Romana Ratkiewicz-Landowska, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland PhD. Eng. Janusz Romański, Widener University, Chester PA, USA Prof. PhD. Eng. Kazimierz Szumański, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Poland
Technical Editors M. Sc. Eng. Leszek Rams
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