The Aerospace Technology Congress 2019 represents the 10th iteration of aerospace technologies advancements over a period of almost 30 years.
The congress title Sustainable Aerospace Innovation in a Globalised World indicates the current challenges. At times of Friday for Future demonstrations and discussions about flight shame, urban air mobility and sustainable society, aerospace is suddenly no longer the high-tech showcase that it had been in the past. The congress title points out that these are no longer national problems and it is now more important than ever that the worldwide aerospace community - including academia, industry, politics and the society - has to work together to overcome today´s mobility and transportation problems that are not only limited to global warming (carbon dioxide emissions).
Currently it seems there is no single solution to these problems. Consequently, any possible technological progress must be applied to achieve the advanced stated goals of emission reduction. Research topics to be included may extensively enlarge classical aeronautical fields; operation, holistic lifecycle-based product development, intermodal freight/passenger transportation and so on are only a few keywords of a globalized world constantly in motion. This is reflected in the diversity of the 31 technical papers that are collected in this proceeding out of the 156 oral presentations at FT2019, ranging from low-TRL material research to production, maintenance, failure mitigation and operational aspects, software and avionics engineering to domain-specific or vehicle-holistic design analyses. It is and has always been the strength of the FTF Technology Congress to attract researches, technicians and experts from academia, research institutes and industry alike. This broad background of our contributors and participants enables an intense and broad knowledge exchange and networking which may lead to tomorrows solutions!
At this point we also want to thank our reviewers. Without their support this proceedings would not have been possible.
Dr. Ingo Staack Prof. Petter Krus
Division for Fluid- and Mechatronic Systems
Department for Management and Engineering
Linköping University, Sweden