5–9 June 2017
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Headlines from the 2017 AIAA AVIATION Forum


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AIAA President-Elect John Langford kicks off the 2017 AIAA AVIATION forum with  opening remarks 5 June, in Denver.

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:45 p.m. EDT

Making Aerial Ride Sharing a Reality

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

City-dwellers spend hours in traffic, but the wave of companies building electric vertical takeoff and landing craft, or eVTOLs.... 

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Friday, 9 June 2017, 3:45 p.m. EDT

NASA Aeronautics Experts Detail Programs in Progress

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

From exciting advances in low-boom supersonic flight to X-plane development to advanced electric propulsion systems, aeronautics programs are on track.... 

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Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Mastering Data, Modeling for Better, Faster Production

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Weapons could get from the drawing board to the hands of warfighters faster if contractors and the military used better data management.... 

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Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:05 a.m. EDT

Internet of Things Could Enable Drones to Change the World

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

The “internet of things” will completely revolutionize the aviation industry, particularly through its application to the growing unmanned flight sector.... 

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Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:50 p.m. EDT

Aerospace Entrepreneurs Try and Find a Way Around City Traffic

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications

A new wave of aerospace entrepreneurs and technology startups are stepping in to try and solve the problem of traffic, and according to a panel of experts... 

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Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:20 p.m. EDT

Aerospace Is Greatly Changing, But Can the Industry Keep Up?

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

The aerospace industry needs to keep up with the disruption it faces on numerous fronts, from affordable... 

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Thursday, 8 June 2017, 8:50 a.m. EDT

Changing Culture With Electric Aviation

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Electric-powered flight could improve safety, fuel efficiency and convenience, but innovators first have to clear... 

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 7:45 p.m. EDT

Air Traffic Control for Drones Is on Its Way

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

With the increased use of unmanned aircraft in the years ahead, an air traffic management system for drones will be a necessity... 

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:05 p.m. EDT

Researchers Discuss Need for Teamwork Between Humans and Machines

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications

The relationship between humans and machines is changing to one in which humans and machines need to work as a team... 

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:15 p.m. EDT

Humans, Robots and Infrastructure: Happy Together

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

As autonomous systems become more numerous, humanity will have to find ways to integrate them, but according to David Mindell... 

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Commercial Supersonic Travel Could Shrink the World

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Advances including aerodynamics, propulsion and composites can make supersonic flight more affordable... 

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 7:45 p.m. EDT

The Rise of Autonomous Systems Makes Relating to Machines a Matter of Trust

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

As autonomous technology and machines driven by artificial intelligence begin to interact with humanity more frequently, it’s critical... 

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:45 p.m. EDT

Third Aerospace Revolution Rapidly Changing the Face of Aviation

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Airbus is determined to play a leading role in what Paul Eremenko, Airbus’ chief technology officer, considers the third aerospace revolution.... 

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 3:55 p.m. EDT

Unmanned Aircraft Are Not the Wave of the Future — They Are the Present

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

Unmanned aircraft have exploded onto the aviation scene in recent years, and the industry needs to focus on the safety and security involved with these systems... 

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:40 a.m. EDT

New Technology Won’t Replace X-Plane Pilots

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Some aircraft engineering obstacles remain impossible to discover without building an experimental X-plane and sending a pilot... 

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:40 a.m. EDT

Around the World in 6 Months on Nothing but Solar Power

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

The success of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft’s flight around the world demonstrates we can have technology that saves energy and uses clean energy sources... 

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Monday, 5 June 2017, 6:00 p.m. EDT

Optimization, New Designs and Alternative Fuels Make Aviation Greener

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications

Flight has already become much more efficient over the past 60 years, but with further optimization as well as the implementation of new designs and new fuels... 

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Monday, 5 June 2017, 1:30 p.m. EDT

The Need for Speed Is Critical to Today’s Warfighting Needs

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

To help today’s American warfighters and their global partners defend freedom worldwide, industry must quickly deliver warfighting tools... 

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