AIDAA XXVI was organized by the Section of Pisa and held virtually during the first week of September 2021 under the patronage of Springer, the University of Pisa, Italian Space Agency, Leonardo Company, Italian Air Force: https://conference.aidaa2021.it.
Despite the current difficulties, participation was not affected as there were some 200 delegates and 150 oral presentations. Italian and international academic and non-academic institutions were represented and delivered talks on the latest developments concerning aerospace engineering.
The welcome addresses were given by the Rector of the University of Pisa, Professor Mancarella; Colonel Rega of the Italian Air Force; President of Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr Di Palma; Chairman of the Congress, Professor Galatolo; President of AIDAA, Professor Carrera. Five plenary lectures were delivered by distinguished experts: Dr Falcone of the European Space Agency, Dr Protti of Leonardo Company, Dr Colaianni of Arianespace, Professor Mare of INSA Toulouse, and Dr Blom of Innovair.
The topics of the lectures included navigation satellite systems, zero-impact air transport, launcher market, electrically powered actuators, and structural integrity. Parallel sessions had five rooms and covered most aerospace disciplines, such as aircraft design, structures, fluid dynamics, space systems, propulsion, and sensors.
AIDAA is grateful to the organization committee members for their efforts and commitment towards a successful event.