About IFAR

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 activities IFAR aims also on exchange on education and promotion of youth scientists and engineers by the development of an action plan and specific measures.


Welcome to the 10th IFAR Summit ‘Zero Emissions 2050’

Monday, September 23rd

Time Activity
08.30 – 18.30 Arrival of the participants/free time
18.30 – 21.00 Welcome Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, September 24th

Time Activity
08.30 – 13.00 Summit day 1
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 18.30 Summit day 1
18.30 – 21.00 Free time

Wednesday, September 25th

Time Activity
8.30 – 15.00 Industry Tour
15.00 – 18.30 Round Table ‘Zero emissions in 2050’ & Moonshot Projects
18.30 – 21.00 Meet & Greet Cocktail ’10 years of IFAR’

Thursday, September 26th

Time Activity
08.30 – 13.00 Summit day 2
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 18.00 Summit day 2
19.00 – 21.30 Official Summit Dinner

Welcome to Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel!

Last september, Van der Valk opened its first hotel inside the Amsterdam ring road. The brand new hotel is the perfect place to stay and discover the famous city, that welcomes 17 million visitors each year. Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel is situated on an excellent location near the Amstel junction, were the A2 motorway and A10 ring road cross. The hotel is easily accessible from all directions, including Schiphol Airport.

Enjoy good food and beverages at the à la carte restaurant, buffet restaurant or hotel bar. Have a good time at the wonderful wellness area, including fitness center, beauty salon and outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the hotel.

The IFAR summit and meetings will take place in Dam, Amstelpark, Vondelpark and Westerpark.

Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel
Joan Muyskenweg 20
1096 CJ Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 8001 100


Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel has 206 luxury guest rooms and suites. Every room is well equipped and has a luxury and comfortable interior in shades of warm green with gold accents.

For the IFAR Summit 2019, comfort rooms are available at a special rate. Please use this link to book your room and use promotional code VVANLR20192

The special rate is valid until July 19th, 2019. We suggest all summit participants to book your room in time.

Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel
Joan Muyskenweg 20
1096 CJ Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 8001 100


Please register before June 30th.

NLR 100 years

Royal NLR has been an ambitious knowledge organization for 100 years now, with the deep-rooted desire to continue to innovate. With that in mind, we make the world of transport safer, more sustainable, more efficient and more effective. And we will also look ahead for the next 100 years. Together with our partners we may help to shape the exciting world of tomorrow. We are on the threshold of pioneering innovations. But plans and ideas only start moving when they are well fed with the right energy. And the special thing is, that source is exactly the same as a hundred years ago when we started. NLR’s knowledge is that driving force.

Read more about our milestones, history, interviews and watch the NLR 100 years movie at our special ‘NLR 100 years’ website


From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce.

The largest and most important museum in the Netherlands. Reopend in 2013. Rembrandt’s Nightwatch is the absolute highlight of the Museum. Tickets are available online.

Van Gogh Museum
Step into Van Gogh’s world and explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, like the Almond Blossom and the Sunflowers painting. Tickets are only available online.

Canal boat
Floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city’s sights and attractions.
A few of the best-known operators include StrommaBlue Boat, and Lovers. If you’d like to break up your canal cruise with some sightseeing, then the ‘hop-on hop-off’ service is an excellent option.

The Jordaan
The Jordaan is a district in the citycenter of Amsterdam, known for its beautiful houses, nice restaurants and original shops. When in Amsterdam, it is a must to stroll through the little streets and canals. Popular streets in the Jordaan are the Prinsengracht, the Westerstraat, Haarlemmerstraat and the ‘9 straatjes’ (nine little streets).

In less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam, you’ll find excellent shopping cities like Haarlem, the majestic windmills at Zaanse Schans and historic towns like Edam and Volendam. The Amsterdam Area is easy to explore by public transport, with most destinations being accessible by train or bus

I amsterdam
The website I amsterdam. is one of the most complete guides to our capital city and it’s surroundings. They offer practical tourist info and museum and excursion listings.

Enjoy your stay!


If you have any questions regarding the summit, please do not hesitate to contact:

Wendy Duivestein
Summit coordinator

E-mail: wendy.duivestein@nlr.nl
Phone: +31 88 511 3617