SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

September 27-29, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Connecticut Convention Center

Technical Program

Technical Sessions

The solutions-oriented Technical Sessions at SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals to discover, collaborate, and engage with peers from around the globe. These Technical Sessions, developed by industry professionals to maximize relevance, are designed to allow industry members of all levels the opportunity to gather timely, relevant, and stimulating information to enhance skills and creativity. Below is the tentative session matrix.

Technical Expert Panels

As an extension of the Technical Program at ASTC, Panel Discussions bring industry experts together to discuss critical issues regarding the integration and application of technologies relevant to the solving emerging issues in the engineering and maintenance communities. The goal of the Panels is to enhance the technical understanding of items critical to those participating in the audience via problem solving discussions and exchange of ideas. Each attendee is encouraged to pose questions, share experiences and explore practical solutions. Topics for the panel discussions include:
  • Innovations in Integrated Propulsion Systems & Aircraft Systems
  • Innovations in Intelligent Aircraft Systems
  • Innovations in Aircraft Systems Integration

Keynotes and Plenaries

Tuesday, September 27th

Keynote 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Innovations in Propulsion Systems
  • Tom Prete, VP Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
Plenary 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Topic: Innovations in Integrated Propulsion Systems & Aircraft Systems
  • Michael Hirschberg, Executive Director, AHS
  • Joe Bussichella, GE Aviation
  • Jayant Sabnis, MIT
  • Ron Bessire, Lockheed Martin
  • Dr. Michael Armstrong, Rolls Royce
  • John Nairus, Air Force Research Laboratory

Wednesday, September 28th

Topic: Innovations in Intelligent Aircraft Systems
Keynote 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Dr. J. Michael McQuade, SVP Science & Technology
Plenary 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Dr. Michael Winter, Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology, Pratt & Whitney
  • Michael Sinnett, Boeing or 777x Chief Engineer
  • Dr. Irene Gregory, NASA
  • Tom Wiegele, UTAS
  • Axel Flaig, Airbus or A350 Chief Engineer
  • TBD, Bombardier (Invited)
  • TBD, Sikorsky (Invited)

Thursday, September 29th

Topic: Innovations in Aircraft Systems Integration
Keynote 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Peter Smith, VP Engineering UTAS
Plenary 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Dr. David Parekh, CVP, Research, and Director, UTRC
  • Marc Gatti, Thales
  • Susan Gorton, NASA
  • Rob Clements, BAE Systems
  • Gonzalo Rey, Moog
  • TBD, Honeywell (Invited)