Conference Update!!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25th ISABE conference has been postponed from 2021 to 2022. The postponement has also provided an opportunity to on-board new papers in this 2nd Call for Papers in addition to the papers already received (and accepted) in response to the 1st call. The already approved abstracts uploaded during the 1st Call for Papers will be retained, and the authors should have already been notified by their National Representatives of the status of their acceptance. Click here for new dates!!

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25th ISABE Conference at Ottawa (25-30 Sep 2022)

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25th Conference of the International Society for Air Breathing Engines

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About Us

The International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) is an organization that was formed to further the free exchange, on an international level, of knowledge in the field of airbreathing propulsion for flight vehicles. ISABE has national representatives from more than 25 nations and holds events on six continents.

For more than 40 years, ISABE has produced some of the most memorable and important conferences in the field of airbreathing propulsion. The Society produces a major conference every two years with invited lectures, contributed technical paper sessions, pre-arranged sessions, special forums and social events for informal discussions, networking and relaxation.

Please visit our Conferences & Events page to learn more about upcoming events, and contact your national representative if you have any questions as a member of the airbreathing propulsion community.

ISABE Objectives
  • To encourage research and participation in the field of airbreathing propulsion...
  • To participate in international projects of development in the field of airbreathing engines
  • To organize an International Conference on Airbreathing Engines every two years
ISABE Governance

ISABE is governed by its Board of Directors, which is composed of executive officers, including President, Vice-President, two Joint Secretaries, Secretary Treasurer, Founding President and Immediate Past-President to ensure continuity of operations, and the primary delegates (and their alternates) of member nations.

Recent Conference

ISABE 2019

24th ISABE conference successfully hosted at Canberra, Australia.

At this year’s conference, we were excited to have presentations from recognized world leaders and technical experts from academia, industry and government agencies who presented their latest achievements in the area of air breathing propulsion research and development.

History Read More

The ISABE Conference has a long-standing history since the first conference in 1972. The conference is held every 2 years, each year in a different global location, to truly bring together the International community.

  • Advanced power plant concepts
  • Engine and component design
  • Fuels, fuel controls and combustion
  • Fluid mechanics and gas dynamics
  • Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques

24th Conference

Canberra, Australia


23rd Conference

Manchester, UK


22nd Conference

Phoenix, USA




15th Conference

Bangalore, IN




1st Conference

Marseille, FR

ISABE Committee

Prof. Richard J Parker
President ISABE
Special Adviser, Rolls Royce plc
Dr. Ibrahim Yimer
Vice President ISABE 2019-2021
NRC, Canada

Prof. Rainer Walther
Administrative Secretary
Prof. Glen Snedden
University of KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa

Mr Robert Procter
Executive Secretary
Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis,US
Dr. Suresh Sampath
Communications Director
Cranfield University, UK


New Members

To be admitted to ISABE, a prospective individual or organization must file a request for admission. The application must be sponsored by the prospective member’s national Primary Delegate and approved by the Board of Directors. International organization must jointly submit an application by all of its sponsoring nations.


Individuals in any country of the world with an active interest and participation in the field of airbreathing propulsion for flight vehicles are eligible to become individual members of ISABE.

Universities, colleges, institutions and research laboratories (both government and non-government sponsored) that accomplish research activities in the field of airbreathing propulsion and manufacturers and users of airbreathing engines or equipment are eligible to become organizational members of ISABE.

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Countries Involved
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Successful International Conferences

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Papers & Publications

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