17–21 June 2019
Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

Headlines from the 2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum


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AIAA President John Langford kicks off the 2018 AIAA AVIATION forum with  opening remarks, 25 June, in Atlanta.

Friday, 29 June 2018, 4:45 p.m. EDT

NASA’s New Aviation Era

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

During the “NASA Aeronautics at the Dawn of a New Era of Aviation” panel discussion June 28 at the 2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta...

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Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:00 p.m. EDT

The Future of Commercial Supersonic Flight

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Executives from companies aiming to manufacture a new generation of supersonic airliners and a representative from the FAA working...

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Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:15 a.m. EDT

Drone Technology: Leading the Data Revolution

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Intel, the computer chipmaker and drone pioneer, plans to one day program its drones to automatically spot trouble, such as a rusted pipe in an oil refinery... 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018, 8:30 p.m. EDT

Transatlantic Collaboration May Speed Up Safer, Greener, Faster Aviation

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications Manager

Collaborating with the European aerospace community could expand and speed up aviation transformation across the globe...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:30 a.m. EDT

Bell’s Thacker Outlines Mobility Strategy

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Empowering everyday commuters and other passengers to fly over urban areas will require groundbreaking research but also achieving consumer acceptance... 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Political Challenges of Aviation

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Michael Huerta, a former FAA administrator, emphasized the need for data sharing, international collaboration and public education...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018, 8:45 a.m. EDT

Startups Bet on Future of Aviation

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

A group of  executives described their strategies for translating technical expertise into entrepreneurship and their views on disruptive new aviation technologies ...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 6:45 p.m. EDT

FAA Part 23 Rewrite Transforms General Aviation to Meet New Demands

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA social media content specialist

General aviation is transforming from a world of very uniform small aircraft to one of a mix of air vehicles, both manned and unmanned, and technology and infrastructure must adjust... 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Experts: Airspace Not Ready for Urban Air Mobility

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

The U.S. does not yet have a collaborative, integrated air traffic management system that can cope with the coming revolution in propeller craft... 

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 6:45 p.m. EDT

Unprecedented Global Partnerships, Collaboration Fuels F-35 Program

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

The F-35 has required unprecedented worldwide partnerships and extraordinary collaboration between private industry and government, said a panel of industry experts... 

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Life in the F-35 ‘Fish Bowl’

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Lockheed Martin’s Jeff Babione challenged the audience of the “Evolution of the F-35” session June 26 at the  2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta to utter the first words...

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Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:00 p.m. EDT

Disrupting Aircraft Design and Production

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Companies must rely on new tools for design and development to meet shifting consumer demand with new types of aircraft, including electric vertical...

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Monday, 25 June 2018, 5:45 p.m. EDT

Expert Advice From Venture Capitalists

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Four venture capitalists at the  2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta gave a glimpse into their world — from the fiercely competitive pace of their business to... 

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Monday, 25 June 2018, 5:15 p.m. EDT

How to Speed to Prototype

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications Manager

Moving quickly from aerospace design to prototype can be daunting, but a few key principles may help: keep it simple; fail early and often;...

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