2024 AIAA AVIATION Forum to Bridge the Gap Between Visionary Concepts and Technological Reality Written 6 June 2024


AVIATIONSocialCardJune 6, 2024 – Reston, Va. – AIAA announced its five-day program for the 2024 AIAA AVIATION Forum, 29 July – 2 August, Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, in pursuit of a sustainable and high-tech aviation future. The event will feature an extensive lineup of aviation leaders and innovators as speakers, panelists, and presenters, along with over 1,800 technical papers focused on the theme, “From Vision Through Velocity…Transitioning Technology into Reality.”

“We look forward to welcoming the worldwide aviation community to the 2024 AIAA AVIATION Forum – the epicenter for researchers, engineers, and pioneers driving innovation in aviation. A distinguished group of thought leaders will help lead our discussions about new capabilities on the horizon that will take us further, faster, safer, and cleaner,” said AIAA CEO Dan Dumbacher.

From the main stage, attendees will hear how 2024 will be a landmark year with certification of electric aircraft, flight testing of supersonic aircraft, expanding use of automated and autonomous systems, and the continued progress of significant military programs. The keynote speakers and panelists represent industry, government, and academia across the aviation community. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christine Andrews, Hybrid Electric Systems Leader, GE Aviation
  • Yemaya Bordain, CCO, President of Americas at Daedalean AI
  • A.C. Charania, Chief Technologist, NASA
  • Ravi Chaudhary, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations, and Environment
  • Perry Comeau, Head of Flight Operations & Chief Test Pilot, National Research Council Canada
  • Ferguson “Juice” Dale, Owner, Semper Sky LLC
  • Bruce DeCleene, Director, Office of Senior Technical Experts, FAA
  • Graham Drozeski, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Keoki Jackson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The MITRE Corporation
  • Jimmy Kenyon, Center Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Nils Larson, NASA X-59 Project Test Pilot, NASA
  • Mary Lombardo, Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Collins Aerospace
  • Jeff Luckett, President, UPS Flight Forward
  • Hendrik Meyer, Research Associate, DLR
  • Dan Newman, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Air Mobility, Honeywell
  • Linda O’Brien, Vice President and Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • David H. Robbins, Director, Infrastructure/Resiliency, Houston Airports System
  • Amanda Simpson, Founder and CEO, Third Segment
  • Ben Stabler, Chief Technology Officer, Heart Aerospace

The technical program will feature presentations on the latest innovations spanning 20+ aviation and aeronautics research topics, including fluid dynamics, applied aerodynamics, air transportation systems, thermophysics and heat transfer, multidisciplinary design optimization, and many more.

Attendees also can focus on electric aircraft during the AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS). This event is designed for electrical, propulsion system, and aerospace engineers to discuss electrified propulsion technologies for future aircraft.

“This year, we’re co-locating AIAA AVIATION Forum with ASCEND in one venue. These two signature AIAA events will deliver full technical programs, visionary discussions, and industry networking that our community counts on. With a central Expo Hall serving as the bridge between both events’ audiences, we believe attendees will be energized by this unique experience,” added Dumbacher.

Registration for the forum is open. Early-bird rates end on 10 June. Journalists who wish to cover the forum can request a Press Pass here. For the most up-to-date program information, visit www.aiaa.org/aviation.

Media Contact: Rebecca Gray, APR, RebeccaG@aiaa.org, 804.397.5270 (cell)

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