AEROTECH® Americas

March 26-28, 2019 │ Charleston, SC, USA

Special events

The Hangar

Experience the future of the aerospace industry in “The Hangar.” This new event will be featured in the center of the exhibit hall floor, which promises to deliver pioneers and thought leaders from a spectrum of industries who convey technology, ideas, and concepts that go beyond traditional aerospace.

Engage with forward-thinking engineers representing all specialty fields—from materials and manufacturing to avionics, industrial and electrical—as well as ancillary industries that share an interest in aerospace to gain technical insight and thought-leading developments in the industry.

Touching on key issues facing the industry—from development of new aircraft and UAV technology to budget constraints and environmental regulations—The Hangar features programs that are focused on visions of the future of aerospace technology, as well as topics that can be transferred to aerospace engineering practices and application.

With rotating features, see what’s new at The Hangar each day!

Flight Deck

A small theater gives attendees unprecedented interaction with new technology from exhibitors. The venue accommodates interactive and one-on-one engineering innovation presentations where engineers and suppliers can discuss the latest mobility products.

Launch Pad

Experience the future of aerospace in the new Launch Pad. Located on the show floor, entrepreneurship at its most innovative is showcased in a new, unique venue. Exhibitors have the invaluable opportunity to win over top executives and buyers in the aerospace industry with their newest products and up-and-coming innovations.

Aerospace Awards

Nominate a deserving professional peer for one of the SAE International awards below. Awardees will be honored during the awards luncheon at AeroTech Americas this coming March.

  • Steven M. Atkins Ability and Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (AASET) Award
    Honor a disabled individual who through their technical achievements, innovation, leadership, and inspiration has contributed to the aerospace industry.

  • Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award
    The recipient of this award will be a distinguished authority in the field of turbomachinery and/or engineering related to creating, enabling, or advancing applications of turbomachinery in power systems, on-highway, off-highway, aircraft, and/or spacecraft uses.

  • Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award
    This award will honor the distinguished career of an individual who has made significant contributions in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. Key criteria is the technical value and originality of the contributions.

  • Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award
    Recognize an individual for their unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation and/or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research.

  • William Littlewood Memorial Lecture
    Together, SAE and AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) honor an accomplished individual whose distinguished career has made a significant contribution in the field of civil air transportation. The recipient of this award will present a lecture and author a technical paper primarily focused on the technical value and originality of their contributions as they have expanded civil air transportation.

  • Marvin Whitlock Award
    One individual will be honored for his or her outstanding management accomplishment(s) that has resulted in superior aviation maintenance integrity of airline, fixed base, corporate or military aircraft operations.