ISABE Welcome Messages

International Society for Air Breathing Engines

Welcome Messages

Prof. Richard J Parker

President ISABE

Special Adviser, Rolls Royce plc

Propulsion engineering offers extraordinary opportunities and challenges, having contributed hugely to the achievement of superb standards of safety, economy and environment friendliness in modern aviation. The majority of major innovations in aircraft have been enabled by novel propulsion systems. Large R&D investments are required in a wide range of propulsion technologies aimed at enhancing the future profitability and attractiveness of aviation while reducing environmental impact. The fruit of these investments also spill over into other industries resulting in much wider social benefits and economic growth.

Our industry is fiercely competitive with many world class players in the field, at many levels and in many countries. Simultaneously (schizophrenically?) our industry is also very collaborative. Competitors collaborate in joint programmes covering a wide range of R&D topics and together we all aim at further enhancements in environmental performance and safety.

You are all very welcome at ISABE; with its international representation and participation it is the key propulsion forum for collaboration and the dissemination of ideas that will help secure the great prospect and promise that aviation holds.

Bob Smith

ISABE President 2007-2015

Vice-President of Engineering And Chief Technology Officer – Honeywell Aerospace

ISABE is a special community. It is similar to other professional societies in that it promotes and encourages research and participation in the field of airbreathing propulsion. Yet, it is very unique in its focus on how we relate to each other and share findings & developments internationally.

No other technical society or group makes international collaboration its focus and ISABE, over its forty years, has been at the center of fostering that type of collaboration. ISABE is essentially founded on the principle that we all prosper and benefit from more sharing and it takes an expansive view of how knowledge grows when we all work together.

By doing that, ISABE is not only bringing communities together from around the world, but also ensuring one of the most pivotal technologies in making the world a tighter, more integrated community – airbreathing propulsion – continues to advance and improve.

Prof. Andrew Neely

ISABE Vice President 2017-2019

UNSW Canberra

Airbreathing Propulsion Systems are at the forefront of technology and central to our way of life. Furthermore technology transfer from propulsion to other areas of activity, beyond aerospace, has yielded great environmental, economic and utility benefits. The ISABE conference is a great forum to showcase industry trends, key developments, future concepts and ideas. It provides fertile ground for beneficial exchanges between professionals across the globe.

Invitation to ISABE 2019

ISABE very much looks forward to your presence at the 2019 ISABE Conference in Canberra, the 22nd to 27th September 2019. Please keep an eye on our website to keep abreast of the opportunities this conference presents.

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) will publish a special issue of The Aeronautical Journal for the ISABE 2017 conference. This will contain 8~12 papers from the conference. Papers for this special issue will need to be submitted as fully completed manuscripts by July 2016 for a pre-selection by the ISABE Board. Those selected will then be submitted for the review process of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


Our History

International Society for Air Breathing Engines

ISABE Founding Members

United Technologies
Pratt & Whitney
Aerospatiale-Matra Missiles
GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
Rolls Royce plc, UK
Rolls Royce USAD Allison
Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Centre de Villaroche
General Electric Aircraft Engines
MTU Aero Engines GmbH
Ishikawajima-Harima Industries

Steering Committee

Dr. James E. Bub
Founding President
ENCON International, Inc.
Prof. Ric Parker
Prof. Pericles Pilidis
Cranfield University
The late Dr. S.N.B. Murthy
Founding Secretary
Dr. Glen Snedden
Prof. Rainer Walther
Administrative Secretary

From the Beginning

  • 1972

    1st Conference

    Marseille, FR

  • 1974

    2nd Conference

    Sheffield, UK

  • 1976

    3rd Conference

    Munich, GE

  • 1979

    4th Conference

    Orlando, FL, USA

  • 1981

    5th Conference

    Bangalore, IN

  • 1983

    6th Conference

    Paris, FR

  • 1985

    7th Conference

    Beijing, CH

  • 1987

    8th Conference

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

  • 1989

    9th Conference

    Athens, GR

  • 1991

    10th Conference

    Nottingham, UK

  • 1993

    11th Conference

    Tokyo, JP

  • 1995

    12th Conference

    Melbourne, AU

  • 1997

    13th Conference

    Chattanooga, TN, USA

  • 1999

    14th Conference

    Florence, IT

  • 2001

    15th Conference

    Bangalore, IN

  • 2003

    16th Conference

    Cleveland, OH, USA

  • 2005

    17th Conference

    Munich, GE

  • 2007

    18th Conference

    Beijing, CH

  • 2009

    19th Conference

    Montreal, CA

  • 2011

    20th Conference

    Gothenburg, SW

  • 2013

    21st Conference

    Busan, KO-View Submissions

  • 2015

    22nd Conference

    Phoenix, USA

  • 2017

    23rd Conference

    Manchester, UK

  • 2019

    24th Conference

    Canberra, Australia

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