17–21 June 2019
Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

F-35 Lightning II – From Concept to Cockpit

  • F-35

The F-35 is the most advanced fighter aircraft ever built. With stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter aircraft flying in the skies today.

For the first time ever, the F-35 Lightning II – From Concept to Cockpit speaker series, held at AIAA AVIATION FORUM, will provide a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the government and industry effort to deliver the F-35’s transformational capabilities to men and women in uniform.

With 18 papers, presentations, videos and more, the team will tell the entire story behind what it took to design, develop, demonstrate, test and deliver the F-35.

Open to all AIAA AVIATION Forum attendees.

Tentative Agenda:

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

0800–0900 hrs:                 
Plenary: Evolution of the F-35

Location: Centennial Ballroom

Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works      

0930–1100 hrs:    

Forum 360: Reflection on Partnerships within the F-35 Enterprise
Location: Centennial IV 

Graham Warwick (Moderator), Aviation Week and Space Technology
Eric Branyan, Lockheed Martin
Declan Holland (Invited), BAE Systems, Inc.
Frank Carus, Northrop Grumman Corporation 
Thomas Johnson, (Ret.) Pratt & Whitney
John Mazur, F-35 Joint Program Office                    
J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin                  

1400–1700 hrs:                      

F35-01: F-35 Program Overview 
Location: Regency Ballroom VI                                                   

  • F-35 Program History - From JAST to IOC
  • F-35 Air Vehicle Configuration Development
  • F-35 Air Vehicle Technology Overview
  • F-35 Digital Thread and Advanced Manufacturing
  • F-35 Weapons Design Integration
  • F-35 SDD Flight Testing at Edwards AFB and NAS Patuxent River                                             

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

0930–1230 hrs:                        F35-02: F-35 Air Vehicle Design

Location: Regency Ballroom VI

  • F-35 Flight Control Law Design, Development & Verification
  • F-35 Propulsion System Integration, Development & Verification
  • F-35 Subsystems Design, Development & Verification
  • F-35 Mission Systems Design, Development & Verification
  • F-35 Information Fusion
  • F-35 Structural Design, Development & Verification
1400–1700 hrs:    

F35-03: F-35 Test & Verification

Location: Regency Ballroom VI

  • F-35 Carrier Suitability (CVS) Testing
  • F-35 Aerodynamic Performance Verification
  • F-35 High Angle of Attack Flight Control Development and Flight Test Results
  • F-35 Weapons Separation Test and Verification
  • F-35 STOVL Performance Requirements Verification
  • F-35 Climatic Chamber Testing & System Verification

Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 14 May 2019
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Cancellation Deadline: 27 May 2019

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