25–29 June 2018
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Transformational Electric Flight Workshop and Expo

Transformational Electric Flight

The Transformational Electric Flight Workshop & Expo brings together speakers and attendees from industry, government and academia worldwide to explore the exciting developments in the aeronautics field occurring because of electric propulsion.

From small unmanned aircraft to personal transportation to high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft to commercial transports, electric propulsion technologies are opening up new missions and beginning to revolutionize traditional missions. Engage with many of the pioneers in the field, make new connections, hear the latest from regulators and researchers, and learn how electric propulsion may impact your job and your everyday life.

Open to all AIAA AVIATION Forum attendees.

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Agenda

(topics and sessions subject to change):

TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018

1400–1600 hrs | Centennial Ballroom IV
Forum 360: Inventors and Innovators Panel  

Hear from entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses or who are responsible for incubating start-ups, as they share their experience and tips about why and how to start a new venture and the tough parts, the best parts, and the surprises.

Moderator: John Tylko, Aurora Flight Sciences
Kevin Noertker, Ampaire, CEO, Ampaire
Andrew Gibson, President, Empirical Systems Aero
Bruce Holmes, Vice President for Digital Aviation SmartSkyNetworks
Daniel Morris, NIA Director, Peninsula Technology Incubator

1630–1730 hrs | Regency VII 
Transformational Electric Flight Exhibitor Interest Talks  

1630–1830 hrs | Regency VII 
Transformational Electric Flight Reception*  

*A limited number of reception tickets will be available for attendees of the workshop. Tickets will be distributed during the Transformational Electric Flight Workshop sessions. 

WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE 2018

0930–1115 hrs | Regency VII 
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Panel  

Are there "transformational" capabilities being developed for unmanned aerial vehicles that have the potential to disrupt other air transportation categories such as urban air mobility and cargo delivery? Will these innovations be implemented in the next five years?  Is electric propulsion changing the game? What certification challenges or other barriers are being faced?  Get answers to these questions and more from our panelists who are pursuing these transformational technologies.

Moderator: Michael Patterson, PhD Aerospace Technologist NASA Langley Research Center
Nelson Brown, NASA, Aerospace Engineer NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Bill Fredericks, Founder, Advanced Aircraft Company
Brian Yutko, Aurora Vice President, Research and Development
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
Keith Hoffler, President, Adaptive Aerospace Group

1130–1330 hrs | Regency VII 
ODM Luncheon Panel*   

*A limited number of box lunches will be available for attendees of the workshop. Tickets will be distributed during the morning sessions by the organizers.

1330–1500 hrs | Regency VII 
Regional-Hybrid Panel  

What transformational capabilities are necessary for practical electric/hybrid-electric regional flight?  Our panelists will address:

  • How does hybrid electric propulsion change the game and what are the timelines for these technologies?
  • With broad implementation of hybrid technologies, what are the impacts to the future regional transport market?
  • What certification challenges/barrier are faced in this new environment?

Moderator: Michael Armstrong Director of Advanced Programs Electric Power Systems LLC
Mike Mekhiche,  Global Head of Rolls Royce Electrical
Mark Page Vice President and Founding Partner DZYNE Technologies
Luiz Nerosky, Systems and Software Technology Manager, Embraer
Durrell Rittenberg, Global Director of Aerospace and Defense, Siemens

1530–1700 hrs | Regency VII 
Airspace Integration & Related Regulatory Issues Panel  

Transformational technologies like unmanned aerial systems have stressed the regulatory community with issues associated with vehicle certification, operator licensure, traffic management systems and full-up integration of unpiloted vehicles in the National Airspace.  Our panel of experts will offer their insights  for moving positively toward a future where partially and fully autonomous systems operate in harmony with all other vehicles in the national airspace.

Moderator: Bruce Holmes, Vice President at SmartSkyNetworks
Yolanka Wulff, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Ampaire
Greg Bowles, Vice President, Global Innovation & Policy General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Wes Ryan, Manager, Advanced Technology Branch Federal Aviation Administration
Tom Prevot, Director, Airspace Systems at Uber

1700–1900 hrs | Regency VII 
Transformational Electric Flight Reception*  

*A limited number of reception tickets will be available for attendees of the workshop. Tickets will be distributed during the Transformational Electric Flight Workshop sessions.

THURSDAY, 28 JUNE 2018

0800–0900 hrs | Centennial Ballroom I–III
A New Era of Flight               

Michael Thacker, Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Bell  

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