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    AIAA AVIATION 2013 Conference Debuts in Los Angeles
    Topics Addressed Will Include Cybersecurity, Energy, Environment, UAVs

    March 5, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will debut a new event, AIAA AVIATION 2013, August 12–14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif.

    The president of AIAA, Mike Griffin, stated: “With AVIATION 2013, AIAA is pleased to offer a brand-new forum that will go beyond the discussion of the purely technical issues that AIAA conferences often explore. We will discuss the policy, technological, and environmental challenges facing the future of flight. AVIATION 2013 will be the ‘must attend’ event in 2013 for aviation professionals, regardless of your job title or position.”

    Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive officer (retired), Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added: “We are excited by AVIATION 2013’s potential to bring together the entire aviation enterprise for the frank discussions necessary to maintain innovation, spark discovery, and drive progress throughout the aviation value chain. AVIATION 2013’s programming will provide the breadth and depth of content that is necessary for tackling the tough questions and spotting the trends that matter. I am confident that the forum will contribute to pushing the boundaries of aerospace forward.”

    AVIATION 2013 will address a wide range of topics, including:

    • The global outlook for aviation
    • Opportunities and challenges for commercial, military, business, and general aviation
    • Cybersecurity challenges and opportunities in the highly connected aviation network
    • The growing imperative associated with aviation’s energy needs and environmental impacts
    • Integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into existing markets
    • Technology and policy needs that will shape the discussion moving forward

    The conference executive chair of AIAA AVIATION 2013 is Michael P. Delaney, vice president, Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, Wash. The conference general chair is James Vasatka, chief engineer, aviation security, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. AVIATION 2013 is sponsored by The Boeing Company. The conference’s reception sponsor is Gulfstream.

    Follow news about AIAA AVIATION 2013 on Twitter at #aiaaAviation.

    For more information on AIAA AVIATION 2013, please visit or contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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