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Romania has a long tradition in aerospace industry. Big names, great inventiones – and currently only a few key players among Romanian industrial companies.The potential to grow the number is high as a lot of enterprises could become successful on this growing market.

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Short history of Romanian Aviation

The history of Roman aviation begins with Traian Vuia (1872 – 1950) making the first self-propelled flight (without catapults or other exterior means) with a heavier device than the air. Vuia I, the first flight apparatus is called “The Bat”.

Aurel Vlaicu (1882 -1913) – is known for the Vlaicu II apparatus, especially because of the competition from Aspern (near Vienna) when the Romanian inventor competed with 42 aviators, including Roland Garros.

Ion Paulat (1873 -1954) was a Romanian innovator and inventor who built the first hydroplane with fuselage in 1911.

Stefan Protopopescu (1890 – 1929) – the first patented aviator in Romania. After the project, he built the Proto plane, which was to be the first Romanian aircraft produced in Romanian industry.

Elie Carafoli (1901 – 1983) – Carafoli addressed the issue of the general movement around an outline. Thus, it designed the first serial models of IAR of which:

  • IAR-14 – the first Romanian serial hunting plane (monoplane)
  • IAR CV 11 – the first Romanian fighter plane;
  • IAR 80 – 4 fireplaces, comparable to modern combat aircrafts.

The Romanian Air Force is equipped with IAR 99 ” Falcon” jet aircraft.

Henri Coanda (1886 – 1972) – inventor and discoverer of the effect that bears his name (“Coanda effect”) with applications in:

  • medicine (construction of pneumonic elements);
  • the basis for controlling and guiding artificial satellites;
  • Design of lenticular aerodynamics (flying plate).

Engineer Henri Marie Coanda discovers the jet engine, the parent-invention of all the engines for fast-moving aircrafts.

Traditional manufacturers (Examples)

Source: InvestRomania (2016)