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  • Headlines from AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2014
    Headlines from AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2014

    Check out the latest happenings from the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, taking place 28-30 July 2014, in Cleveland, OH.   More...

  • U.S. must transform manufacturing
    U.S. must transform manufacturing

    Industry experts gathered Wednesday morning in Cleveland to offer their perspectives on current trends in advanced manufacturing, emphasizing additive and other technologies that are likely to be the way forward for the U.S. aerospace industry...   More...

  • Energy’s future: Wind and aluminum
    Energy’s future: Wind and aluminum

    Matt Moran, sector manager for energy and materials at the NASA Glenn Research Center, started the conversation by pointing out that the world is rapidly returning to the 19th century, with “reliance on coal, worldwide, forecast to outpace the use...   More...

  • Skunk Works, the hub of aerospace innovation
    Skunk Works, the hub of aerospace innovation

    Alton Romig, vice president of engineering and advanced systems at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics – better known as the Skunk Works – addressed a packed house at AIAA’s Propulsion and Energy Forum Tuesday evening. He shared a brief history of Lockheed...   More...

  • Five things to remember about additive manufacturing
    Five things to remember about additive manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing is all the rage, and for good reason. It can speed up product development and cut the cost of manufacturing complex parts for rockets and other hardware....   More...

  • Communicate and survive
    Communicate and survive

    There are cures for what ails the aerospace workforce, where prospects for future growth are not robust: First and foremost is better communication to the public, about the benefits of aerospace to society, and to young professionals...   More...

  • Additive manufacturing: Progress and obstacles
    Additive manufacturing: Progress and obstacles

    Additive manufacturing will allow companies to reduce their parts production time-line from “a couple of months and weeks to a couple of weeks and days,” creating tremendous cost savings for companies that can leverage the technology, said Greg Morris...   More...

  • Brainstorming about tech transition
    Brainstorming about tech transition

    Transitioning technology from the lab into action has always been a huge challenge, but perhaps never more so than now. NASA and industry experts gathered for a panel discussion Tuesday to diagnose the problem and share ideas about how to address it....   More...

  • Rising temperatures, population drive high energy
    Rising temperatures, population drive high energy

    Global warming and pollution, world population growth, rising demand for energy, and expanding urban areas that need increasingly complex transportation networks – all are fueling demand for a new generation of clean energy fuels...   More...

  • Education advice from aerospace experts
    Education advice from aerospace experts

    Forging the next generation of propulsion engineers will require partnerships among academia, industry, and government, judging by comments by members of the panel “Educating the Next Generation of Propulsion Engineers...   More...

  • Solar energy on the rise
    Solar energy on the rise

    Solar energy is on the rise in the U.S. and on track toward fulfilling more of our energy needs, but considerable barriers remain: So said participants in a panel discussion, “Advanced Terrestrial Energy Technologies: Generation, Storage, Distribution...   More...

  • The future of energy is almost here
    The future of energy is almost here

    The future of energy will be here before we know it, said Alton Romig, vice president of engineering and advanced systems at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, better known as the Skunk Works. He was addressing today’s plenary session at AIAA’s Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland...   More...

  • Shaping the future of hybrid electric propulsion
    Shaping the future of hybrid electric propulsion

    The aviation industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy, and hybrid electric propulsion systems are likely to be a key element of the aerospace industry’s future: That was the primary message delivered by of a panel of industry experts...   More...

  • For systems that survive, get an architect
    For systems that survive, get an architect

    An architect can design a Parthenon or a Tacoma Narrows Bridge – a resilient system or one that breaks under strain. This was the theme of Monday’s Forum 360° Panel, “Assuring Critical System Behavior in an Era of Increasing Complexity and Change.”   More...

  • Propulsion and future challenges: The users’ view
    Propulsion and future challenges: The users’ view

    Industry experts gathered on Monday afternoon to discuss “Perspectives on the Future of Propulsion & Energy – The View from Users.” The panel, part of AIAA’s Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland, was moderated by Graham Warwick...   More...

  • Relevance drives the speed of technology development and transition
    Relevance drives the speed of technology development and transition

    Three separate panels hailed the “relevance of technology” as the key to compressing the technology’s development and transition timeline. The panels took place at AIAA’s Propulsion and Energy Forum...   More...

  • For aircraft engine researchers, auto industry brings inspiration
    For aircraft engine researchers, auto industry brings inspiration

    Dramatically improving the efficiency of power and propulsion systems aboard aircraft is going to require openness to tapping developments in other disciplines. That was one of the themes struck by members of the opening panel...   More...

  • Retiring Air Force Space Chief Talks RD-180, Deterrence and Sequestration
    Retiring Air Force Space Chief Talks RD-180, Deterrence and Sequestration

    If Gen William L. Shelton decides to tell war stories after his September retirement, those stories are likely to focus on the White House and Congress more than...   More...

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