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SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition News Advisory

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 4, 2005 - To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Business Editors Transportation and Aerospace Reporters

Contact: Nancy Lewis or Shawn Andreassi on site at 817-778-3388 or pr@sae.org

News Advisory:

The 2005 SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition is set for Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth region), Texas.

To register working media for this event, please email name(s), titles, media outlet, address, phone number and email address to pr@sae.org . This conference features a complete media center, including working-press room with high-speed internet lines, fax and copy machines.

Following are selected highlights:

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Keynote Panel. This panel, made up of both military and commercial representatives, will share insights and visions for the future of vertical and/or short takeoff and landing concepts. As part of the NASA Vehicle Systems Program, NASA is in the planning phase for a program in which jet-powered

Extremely Short Take Off and Landing concepts are being evaluated to provide a solution for the increasing congestion at our public airports while keeping the ground-noise footprint within airport boundaries.

Morning Session: Nano-Composites (these are the "smart" materials, such as "self-healing" materials, etc.)

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Engineer Flight Challenge. Engineers design gliders that will be launched in one of nine "flights"; the goal is to go the farthest in a designated area. (GOOD VISUALS FOR PHOTO/TV)

Noon to 1:30 p.m. SAE Aerospace Awards Luncheon.

Afternoon Session: Designing for the Environment.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

Morning Session: Supersonic Business Jets and Airliners (Future thinking)

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Engineer Flight Challenge. Engineers design gliders that will be launched in one of nine "flights"; the goal is to go the farthest in a designated area. (GOOD VISUALS FOR PHOTO/TV)

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Tom Burbage, executive vice president & general manager of F-35 JSF Program Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.\

Afternoon Session: Unmanned aircraft (Future thinking)

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. SAE AeroTech Reception and Banquet featured speaker is Robert Pollack, Vice President Brand and Market Positioning Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6

Morning Session: Operational Safety Studies (feedback from the airlines, actual instances, situations.

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2005 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture and Award Presentation featured speaker is Robert E. Doll, chairman of Doll Technology Group.

Afternoon Session: Test Pilot Panel