2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum Explores “Partnering for Transformation” Written 12 June 2018

CONTACT: John Blacksten

Industry Leaders Discuss Latest Trends in Aviation

June 12, 2018 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold its 2018 Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION Forum), June 25-29, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s theme is “Expanding the Envelope: Partnering for Transformation.”

“Aerospace is transitioning for the future,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “The aviation community is quietly establishing new paradigms that will have near-term, broad impacts for the benefits of society. Through collaboration and innovation, established and emerging aerospace companies are developing breakthrough technologies that will enable new products and services.”

A highlight of 2018 AIAA AVIATION will be the first behind-the-scenes look at the design, development, and testing of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, the F-35 Lightning.

Throughout the week leaders from industry, academia, and government will discuss why they believe we’re at the dawn of a new era of aviation where technology convergence is fueling improvements in speed and efficiency, enabling new markets, and building the infrastructure necessary to allow the ecosystem to expand. Some highlights of the program include an update on Aerospace Traffic Management (ATM) modernization, the future of General Aviation, U.S. and European government investments in aviation, and the latest on the development of supersonic transports.

Plenary sessions will offer high-level insight, while Forum 360 sessions will be deeper dives. There will be 20 discussion tracks, more than 1,600 technical presentations and 340 technical sessions.

In addition, 11 aerospace professionals will be recognized for their outstanding contributions in their field, having been chosen by their peers from related AIAA technical committees.

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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit  www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


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