Washington, DC - NASA’s leadership and top aeronautics innovators will discuss the agency’s 10-year plan to transform aviation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, or Aviation 2016.
The five-day conference, which will include a keynote address by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, will be held June 13-17 at the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW in Washington.
Tuesday, June 14, at 9:30 a.m. EDT– NASA officials will report on roadmaps drafted during the past year to guide research in finding solutions for safe, efficient growth in global aviation operations; innovation in commercial supersonic aircraft and ultra-efficient commercial vehicles; transitioning to low-carbon propulsion; real-time, system-wide safety assurance; and assured autonomy for aviation transformation.
Friday, June 17, at 8 a.m. – Bolden will give a keynote address entitled “Concept to Reality - Our Journey to Transforming Aviation,” where he will highlight NASA Aeronautics New Aviation Horizons, a 10-year research plan based on the president’s FY2017 budget request. This includes the development, manufacture and flight testing of several planned experimental aircraft (X-planes). During his address, Bolden also will announce the designation given to the agency’s next X-plane.
NASA researchers representing the agency’s aeronautics field centers in Virginia, Ohio and California also will serve as panelists during special sessions throughout the conference, and will present more than 90 technical papers. A list of all technical seminars is available on AIAA’s conference website.
AIAA will livestream the Plenary and Forum 360 sessions and NASA will tweet and post live updates throughout the conference. Follow these social media conversations using the hashtags #FlyNASA or #AIAAAviation.
If attending the conference, plan to visit the NASA exhibit located at booth 207 in Columbia Hall, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15. This year’s displays include four-foot models of a hybrid wing body aircraft, the quiet supersonic technology demonstrator and the Ikhana unmanned aircraft; a sonic boom comparison demonstrator; an interactive hologram display of future aircraft concepts; a drone sense and avoid interactive display; and material on many other topics.