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SAE International Invites Journalists to Attend 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 29, 2016 - Journalists and other credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, USA.

The SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) combines the strength of the SAE Power Systems Conference (PSC), Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference (AEAS) with tracks unmanned systems and vehicle systems and systems engineering. In addition, the triennial International Powered Lift Conference will be held in Hartford with ASTC.

Plenary Discussions during the event will include:

  • Innovations in Integrated Propulsion Systems & Aircraft Systems – Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Innovations in Intelligent Aircraft Systems – Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Innovations in Aircraft Systems Integration – Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Thomas W. Prete, Vice President Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
    Innovations in Propulsion Systems
    Tuesday, Sept. 27 – 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, United Technologies Corporation

    Wednesday, Sept. 28 – 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Peter Smith, Vice President, Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems
    Thursday, Sept. 29 – 8-8:30 a.m.

In addition, technical sessions, lively panel discussions, and keynote presentations will be highlights of this premier event. The ASTC and IPLC provide an open technical forum for aerospace systems professionals, especially engineers working in the following disciplines to gather valuable technical knowledge, insight, and information on emerging and applied technologies with respect to commercial, military, and unmanned aviation.

For more information about the SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, visit: To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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