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SAE International Announces Aerospace Standards Summit for Civil and Military Leaders and Regulators

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 8, 2016 - SAE International will host the SAE 2016 Aerospace Standards Summit on Sept. 20-21 at the Crowne Plaza Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA, USA.

With a theme of “Emerging Technologies & the Enabling Role of Standards,” the Summit addresses critical technology breakthroughs, and the standards and certification needed to bring new product development to market in a timely manner.

In addition, the Summit will provide a platform to facilitate the successful introduction of transformational technologies such as additive manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, hybrid/electric propulsion, condition based maintenance, and materials substitution for REACH compliance.

Keynote and featured speakers confirmed or invited include:

  • John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA (Keynote)
  • Rob Gold, Director, Engineering Enterprise, U.S. Department of Defense (Keynote)
  • Robert Grant, Structural Engineer, FAA – Additive Manufacturing
  • Miguel Marin, Technical Officer, Structures, ICAO – Lithium Ion Battery Packaging
  • Norm Pereira, Aerospace Engineer, Electrical/Electronic Systems, FAA – Electric Aircraft
  • Roger Brewer, Competency Lead for Electrical Power Systems, Lockheed Martin – Wide Band Gap Technology

Technical program topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity – Supply Chain Considerations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion
  • Certification of UAS Operating Personnel
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Advanced Fiber Optics

Supporting organizations for the SAE 2016 Aerospace Standards Summit include: Airbus, Gulfstream, Airlines for America, The Boeing Company, Embraer, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Pratt & Whitney Corporation, Rolls-Royce Corporation, and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC.)

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