António Pedro Costa

Integrated Researcher


António Pedro Fernandes Costa holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. In addition, he has attended various engineering courses and internships at ALENIA, Italy, Aerospatiale, France, Cranfield University, England and NASA, USA. From the duties already performed, the following should be highlighted: Technical officer at OGMA for maintenance, repair and modification of US Navy aircraft; Technical Director of Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos, Lda; Head of Design and Compliance Verification Engineer from Sofinare, Lda; Guest Researcher at IDMEC; Researcher on European projects of the 4th, 5th and 7th Framework Programs (3AS, ARTIMA, PERSEUS and NOVMOR); Researcher at FCT, Applied Vehicle Technology, NATO Research and Technology Organization, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and ERDF projects under the National Strategic Reference Framework; National Representative on the Applied Vehicle Technology panel of NATO Research and Technology Organization; Technical manager responsible to the Ministry of National Defense for projects of defense interest; Air Force Representative to the Ministry of National Defense for R&D matters; Evaluator invited by the Innovation Agency for research and development projects presented by the national aviation industry; Lecturer at the Air Force Academy, Higher Institute of Education and Science and Higher Institute of Engineering of Lisbon; Director of the Air Force Academy Research Center; Coordinator, Engineering Department, Air Force Academy; Member of the Central Air Force Accident Investigation Commission; Guest lecturer and responsible for the Aerodynamics and Oil-Hydraulics Laboratory of the Thermofluids and Energy Section of the Lisbon Superior Institute of Engineering; Professor at the Faculty of Aeronautical Sciences of the Lusófona University of Porto. He is currently Professor of the Department of Aeronautics and Transport of the School of Economic Sciences and Organizations of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies. He has published 6 articles in specialized magazines and 28 papers on event minutes. It has 4 processes or techniques and 25 other technical production items. Received 7 awards and honors.