IFAR, the International Forum for Aviation Research, is the world´s only aviation research establishment network. IFAR is established on a voluntary, non- binding basis. IFAR aims to connect research organisations worldwide, to enable the information exchange and communication on aviation research activities and to develop among its members a shared understanding on challenges faced by the global aviation research community. 

IFAR develops views and recommendations, e.g. the IFAR Framework Document on future research strategies and facilitates opportunities for networking and partnerships. IFAR develops a regularly updated IFAR Framework Document outlining global research objectives and technological opportunities for use by its Members. The focus of IFAR is on non-competitive aviation research and development related to global technical challenges such as those pertaining to

  • emission,
  • noise,
  • security,
  • safety,
  • efficient operations

and steps to reduce the impact of aviation on climate and the environment.  
Beyond the scientific and technical activitites IFAR aims also on exchange on education and promotion of youth scientists and engineers by the development of an action plan and specific measures.