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Flight Engineering - LTA/Hybrid Airships

2019-09-24
This session covers design, flight characteristics, testing and concept of operations of Lighter Than Air (LTA) craft (balloons, airships), and Hybrid concepts for which aerostatic buoyancy provides a significant portion of required lift for a heavier-than-air aircraft. Presentations of project overviews, case histories with lessons learned, and status reports on on-going development efforts are encouraged.
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Flight Engineering - Aircraft Design

2019-09-24
This session will cover flight vehicle performance and sizing, conceptual/preliminary design, MDO, aero-propulsion integration, design education.
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Business/Economics - Government Programs

2019-09-24
This session addresses the approach taken by major stakeholders to embrace the next generation ideas. This session also discusses the equipage needed to achieve the ATM goals and status of the activities around the world and the challenges in harmonizing them.
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Business/Economics - Market Forecasts

2019-09-24
This session focuses on forecasts and forecasting techniques, whether for a particular product, market segment, or industry. Forecasts may apply to inputs (e.g. manufacturing tools/technologies) or outputs (e.g. aircraft deliveries).
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Business/Economics - New Global Markets

2019-09-24
Continued growth in aerospace requires new global markets. What are these markets and how will they be addressed? What steps will manufacturers and service providers take to address these new markets? Papers and presentations should address future growth areas/locations; strategies for managing and developing international opportunities; new product/service offerings for global markets; new technologies; and new applications for existing products/technologies.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Metrology Automated Systems

2019-09-24
Dimensional management and metrology systems have progressed significantly in recent years. This session will present and discuss the applications of these systems in aerospace product realization. It features concepts for dimensional management and developments in metrology for geometrical measurements of airframe parts and assemblies and for critical machine control, accuracy enhancement and system performance evaluation to meet the demands of new aircraft programs.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, & Supply Chain

2019-09-24
This session will address the use of Lean Tools and Techniques in aerospace manufacturing. Attendees will also hear case-studies on Lean Implementation and the application of the hybrid technique of Lean / Six Sigma in the aerospace industry. Lastly, this session will address the issues of Supply Chain (the 4 Ws) and the Dynamics of Supply Chain that are involved when dealing in a global manufacturing environment.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Future Challenges and Opportunities in Composites Simulation and Software

2019-09-24
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is becoming a critical success factor to cover the entire process chain in conjunction with software design tools that address the engineering needs of complex Composites structures for aerospace application. In this session, experts will address issues of simulation for composites and how to overcome the technical difficulties of sequential and trial-and-error-based composites design process.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Additive Manufacturing

2019-09-24
This session deals with the additive manufacture of detail parts through laser sintering, stereo lithography, fused deposition modeling, and other emerging technologies. The session will explore technologies and methods for producing net or near net parts in various resins, plastics and metals directly from a CAD model that could employ design architectures that couldn't be achieved by other manufacturing methods.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Aircraft Interiors

2019-09-24
This session is seeking presentations on the new developments in Manufacturing applications for interiors that meet the recent changes in FAA FST requirements for materials of interior construction and potential solutions. Presentations about thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems are also requested as well as new developments in bonding of composites used in interiors. Presentations relative to headliners, seats, and floor sub-structures manufactured from composite materials are requested
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Composites Fabrications and Joining

2019-09-24
The expanding usage of composite materials in the aerospace industry is driving a surge of interest in the fabrication and assembly of airframe skins, structures and exterior components. This session will focus on several areas of composites including new advances in fabrication and joining. It will also address issues regarding large structural manufacturing, structural health monitoring and thermal/electrical structure concepts and applications.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Automated Composites Manufacturing

2019-09-24
The expanding usage of composite materials in the aerospace industry is driving a surge of interest in automated lamination methods for aircraft structural components. This session will focus on the latest technology in automated composites manufacturing methods and feature presentations from aerospace companies that use automated processes and composites equipment suppliers.
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Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Advanced Low-Cost Aircraft Structures

2019-09-24
This session will address the manufacturing issues related to Advanced Low Cost Aircraft Structures. The specific aim will be to assess impacts of High Value Manufacturing within target products ranging from business jets to large civil airliners. Topics include; cost-effective manufacturing and assembly, design for manufacture, application of carbon fibre composites and hybrid material combinations to primary structures, meeting the challenge to reduce product lifecycle operating costs.
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Avionics - Vehicle Internet of Things

2019-09-24
Exploring key concepts and issues required to address connecting and integrating vehicles into the Internet of Things. Connecting and integrating vehicles into the Internet of Things are defined as “enabling vehicles to efficiently, reliably and securely communicate in standard ways with other vehicles, infrastructure, and individuals as is appropriate for automating while maintaining safety, data security, commerce, and the efficient use of assets.
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Economics of Composites

2019-09-24
Successful implementation of composites depends on many factors - component design, tooling approach, and manufacturing process selection. The performance of composites makes them attractive in a variety of applications but, historically, composites have not been a competitive option due to several factors - primarily expensive materials and labor-intensive manufacturing methods. This session will address a variety of economic issues that are typically considered when implementing composites.
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Digital and Data

2019-09-24
This session addresses aspects of product and service development related to data sensing, data processing, data configuration, data architecture, connectivity, data usage, data management, data integration, data valuation when viewed with common data attributes such as classification, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, availability, intellectual property, regional laws, data safety impacts and data format.
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