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Press Release: Photo exhibition and templates ″PIONEERS OF ROMANIAN AVIATION″

Cluj-Napoca, 17.07.2020 - The photo exhibition and templates "Pioneers of Romanian Aviation", organized with the occasion of 110th anniversary of the first flight of a Romanian design and construction airplane, made by Aurel Vlaicu and the presentation of Henri Coandă’s first reactive propulsion airplane, took place Friday at Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport.


The event, organized by Cluj Airport in collaboration with the Romanian Association for Aeronautics History and Propaganda Cluj (ARPIA), precedes the celebration of Romanian Aviation and Air Force Day, celebrated every year on July 20th.


The photo exhibition captures the most important stages of the development of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport and presents to the public templates of aircrafts of the two pioneers of Romanian aviation – Aurel Vlaicu and Henri Coandă. This year marks the 110th anniversary of the flight with the Vlaicu I airplane, designed and built entirely in our country by Aurel Vlaicu.


Also 110 years ago, Henri Coandă presented to the public and the scientific community, at the second International Aviation Salon from Paris in 1910, a jet airplane, the first of this kind in the world, conventionally called Coandă-1910.


The host of the event was Mr. David Ciceo, Managing Director of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport. The photo exhibition was attended by representatives of the Cluj County Council, the Cluj academic society, military personnel, representatives of the institutions operating in the airport perimeter and representatives of ARPIA.



PR Office