Letter from the Guest Editors

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published November 20, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Letter from the Guest Editors
Citation: Karakoc, T., Stamoulis, K., and Turan, Ö., "Letter from the Guest Editors," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 13(2):111-113, 2020, https://doi.org/10.4271/01-13-02-0009.
Language: English


According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the world aviation air traffic has grown by an average yearly rate of 5% over the last thirty years, until the devastating downturn brought on by the COVID crisis of 2020. Regardless of the current situation, there are still a number of issues and challenges that the industry is confronted with, not the least of which are related to sustainability, the conversion to electrical usage, the challenge of increasing propulsion efficiency in conventional propulsion, the digital transformation of the entire ecosystem, etc. In response, system developers and researchers in the field are working on a number of key technologies and methodologies to solve some of these issues. The Sustainable Aviation Research Society (SARES), a global organization that seeks to encourage research in this area and helps disseminate knowledge via conferences and symposia, has been organizing meetings to promote sustainable aviation over the five years. Three of these are the International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation (ISSA), International Symposium on Electric Aviation and Autonomous Systems (ISEAS), and the International Symposium on Aircraft Technology, MRO, and Operations (ISATECH).