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2017 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition Shares Event, Speaker and Education Lineup for September 26-28 Show

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 21, 2017 - Boeing Global Services Vice President of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance, Lynne Hopper will take the stage to announce new GoFly challenge

The AeroTech Congress & Exhibition—SAE International’s biennal event will bring together the entire aerospace community for three days, September 26-28, 2017, to explore new innovations and insight into the future of the aerospace industry. With Executive Leadership provided by Lockheed Martin, AeroTech serves as an essential gathering point and leading technical forum for industry leaders in fields from materials and manufacturing to avionics, power and propulsion.

The AeroTech Congress & Exhibition is pleased to announce that Boeing’s Global Services Vice President of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance, Lynne Hopper will take the stage to announce a new GoFly challenge during the last of our keynote sessions at the SAE 2017 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition. Attendees will have a first look at this exciting initiative that will bring life to our childhood dreams of flying, and make something previously thought of as fantasy into reality. Join us to learn about our potential to collectively change the future of flight and innovation.

After two years of preparation, The GoFly Prize is finally being unveiled at the SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition. “The GoFly Prize is a unique opportunity to change the aerial transportation, and SAE International is very pleased to be working with the GoFly team to help make this possible,” says Robert Ireland, Vice President of Aerospace for SAE International. This new GoFly Prize could be the milestone that changes the mobility industries and we at SAE International look forward to this exciting—yet challenging opportunity available for SAE members. Look out for new information that will be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition.

“SAE International is thrilled to welcome attendees and exhibitors to this exciting event,” commented Jim Forlenza, director, SAE engineering events, SAE International. “Our team has worked tirelessly to develop programs that feature next generation technology, and provides attendees with a unrivaled opportunity to connect with future thought leaders, learn from industry experts and gain insight into the future of the aerospace industry.” 

SAE is pleased to share the below show higlights:

Industry leaders, researchers and thought leaders come together in a show feature, called the Hangar, located in the center of the exhibit hall floor, showcasing rotating programs throughout the event that are focused on visions of the future of aerospace technology as well as futuristic topics that can be transferred to aerospace engineering practices and application.

Active exhibit hall features: Lockheed Martin, Boeing Co., Siemens, among many others—to showcase products and technologies to executives and engineers from leading OEM’s, military, government agencies and academia in the aerospace industry.

Technical program will consist of five special tracks: Engage with industry leaders from top companies and organizations, including General Electric, NASA, Lockheed Martin, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boeing, and Ford Motor Co. as they present new research and information on Additive Manufacturing, Electric Aircraft, Cyber Physical Systems Security, Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology, and Flightdeck/Cockpit Technologies.

Special events and programs, include: the Annual Banquet to celebrate aerospace industry accomplishments, Littlewood & Garrett Awards Lectures & Luncheon to honor outstanding achievements in the industry and Technical Tours of the Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter facilities.

Keynote speakers, include: Orlando Carvalho, Executive Vice President of Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin Corp., Kristen J. Baldwin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering and David Seymour, Senior Vice President of Integrated Operations at American Airlines will open the 2017 AeroTech congress & Exhibition. 

For more information, or to register visit: sae.org/aerotech.

About SAE International

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™.

For more information: www.sae.org.

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