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Pursuit of more automated or autonomous flight prompts discussion of safety, standards at SAE International Aerospace Standards Summit

Affect change in industry and discuss transformational technologies at SAE 2018 Aerospace Standards Summit, October 2 and 3 at Logistic Management Institute in Tyson's Corner, Va.
Aerospace professionals will gather at the SAE 2018 Aerospace Standards Summit to focus on “Humans on the Loop — The Role of Humans in Automated Systems” Oct. 2-3, 2018 in Tysons Corner, Va. This year’s event will focus on how automated systems and artificial intelligence will impact the role of humans in aerospace systems, and the part standards are likely to play in ensuring safety in an age of increasing automation and autonomy. 

Register now to attend and join the discussion on “Humans on the Loop — The Role of Humans in Automated Systems” at the SAE 2018 Aerospace Standards Summit next week, Oct. 2 and 3, in Tysons Corner, Va.

High-level technical experts from leading aerospace companies will provide key insights into industry developments at the one-and-a-half-day summit. Panels will focus on:  
SAE International’s Aerospace Standards Summit brings together civil and military regulators responsible for certification, aerospace industry leaders, and subject-matter experts and provides a platform to facilitate the successful introduction of transformational technologies.
The SAE 2018 Aerospace Standards Summit is being held October 2 and 3, 2018 at Logistic Management Institute in McLean, Va.  

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Day 1: October 2, 2018

Time          Title
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening
Keynote Addresses
David Schutt, SAE International
Rob Gold, Department of Defense
Mike Romanowski, Federal Aviation Administration
9:30 a.m. Autonomy and Flight
Moderator: David Silver, Aerospace Industries Association
Mike McNair, Bell
Ken Dunlap, Catalyst-Go
11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:20 a.m. Changing Role of Humans (Human Systems Integration)
Moderator: Dr Barbara Kanki, NASA (Retired)
Jennifer Narkevicius, Creative Purpose LLC
Mindy Robinson, FAA
12:30 p.m. Lunch - catered
1:30 p.m. Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation and Aerospace Systems
Moderator: Thomas Mickler, EASA
Andy Lacher, MITRE
Sarah Day, Generation Orbit
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. How Trustworthy are your Systems?
Moderator: Andrew Pickard, Rolls Royce
Julie Brightwell, Boeing
Rene Rey, FAA
Bob Voros, Textron
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up
6:30 p.m. Networking Dinner – Chef Geoffs, Tysons Corner, Virginia

Day 2: October 3, 2018

Time          Title
8:30 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. Maintaining Unmaintainable Systems
Moderator: Jim Van Laak, NASA, FAA ret.
Armelle Franklin, Northrop Grumman
Luis Hernandez, Global Strategic Solutions LLC
Ron Delany, FAA
10:15 a.m. Break
10.45 a.m. How Trustworthy are your Models?
Moderator: Chris Schreiber, Lockheed Martin
Troy Peterson, SSI
William Schindel, ICTT System Science
Skylar Shuford, Generation Orbit
12:15 p.m.   Wrap-Up /Conclusion

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Courtney E. Howard is editorial director and content strategist at SAE International, Aerospace Products Group. Contact her by e-mail at Courtney will be attending and reporting news direct from the floor of SAE's 2018 Aerospace Standards Summit. 
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