It Started with flight. It Continues with You.
Mark your calendars for this vast historic event: 14-17 July 2003 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio.
It's reflected in every aspect of human life. flight has emerged, expanded and evolved with a fervor witnessed by few industries in mankind's history. Today, our lives are wrapped around the fabric of flight technologies and their spin-off industries.
It's finding your way home using GPS tracking system mounted in your car, and using your cellular phone to tell others you'll be late. It's telemedicine stretching around the globe to save a life in a rural location. It's predicting the
weather and natural disasters. It's Internet access enhancing your child's education in the classroom.
It Had To Start Somewhere.
Pioneer aviators, researches, scientists, and dreamers made flight a reality, but their successors made it affordable, accessible, and indespensable at breathtaking speed. In 2003 we will honor these men and women, commemorate the anniversary of powered flight, and celebrate its evolution at the International Symposium and Exposition in Celebration of 100 Years of Powered Flight.
Join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and The International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) as we explore The Next 100 Years: Access To The Universe in the hometown of the legendary Wright Brothers.
The Symposium will feature the history - and history-in-the-making - in the four main areas of aerospace development: commercial, general aviation, military, and space. Top names in aviation and space are organizing a dynamic technical program full of commemorative sessions and lectures on the evolution of flight.
You'll also take part in the unveiling of new honors and awards, and an active social program, including airshows, interactive displays, and cultural exhibits walking you through the achievements of aviation pioneers. Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event and see first-hand what the future holds for aerospace development. AIAA is looking forward to coordination special events with the Inventing Flight Committee and the U.S. Air and Trade Show, both based in Dayton, Ohio.
Help us celebrate the unprecedented achievements in flight at the 2003 International Symposium and Exposition in Celebration of 100 Years of Powered Flight, 14-17 July 2003, at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio.
As the 100th anniversary of flight approaches, AIAA will celebrate this momentous occassion with a campaign titled the "Evolution of Flight." This effort will become the conduit for the involvement of our membership, industry, other organizations, and governments from around the globe - to engage their participation in this historic centennial event honoring and celebrating the human journey of discovery and exploration through the accomplishment of flight. We are proud to support the International Symposium and Exposition in Celebration of 100 Years of Powered Flight as one of the many elements in the "Evolution of Flight" campaign.
AIAA Announces Evolution of Flight Campaign Partnerships
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) welcomed The Boeing Company, Snecma, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon Company, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation as partners in its Evolution of Flight campaign, the global initiative to recognize the achievements and advancements made through aviation and space technology, leading up to the 2003 centennial of the Wright Brothers initial flight. "We are proud to partner with these organizations to deliver on our commitment to build appreciation of flight worldwide and increase public awareness of the importance of sustaining aerospace progress through research and development," said AIAA Executive Director Cort Durocher.
AIAA launched the Evolution of Flight campaign in May 1999. The campaign enjoys the support of great achievers in aerospace history such as former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr., retired astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, experimental test pilot A. Scott Crossfield, and three-time U.S. aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff, all of whom serve as Evolution of Flight advisors.
In addition, CNN, the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Aviation Week and Space Technology, and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education are all campaign supporters.
AIAA President Robert Crippen will officially announce the AIAA partnerships on 12 May 2000 at the AIAA Honors Night Banquet, which is being held in conjunction with the Global Air & Space 2000 Business Forum and Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia.
The Boeing Company, based in Seattle, Washington with a Boeing-Wichita Division, is the largest aerospace company in the world and the United States' leading exporter. It is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft and the largest NASA contractor. The company's capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems. The company has an extensive global reach, with customers in 145 countries and manufacturing operations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
Snecma is a French aerospace group for propulsion, equipment, and associated services. It offers the world's widest range of aerospace propulsion products for commercial and military aircraft missiles, space launchers, and satellites. This includes the CFM56 family, produced jointly with General Electric, and the Ariane European launcher's engines. Snecma is also world leader in landing gear and number one in Europe for braking systems, thrust reversers and nacelles.
GE Aircraft Engines, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a world leader in the design, production, and service and support of jet engines for commercial, military, and marine and industrial applications. They have more than 50,000 engines currently in service in applications ranging from cargo, executive, and passenger jets to bombers and helicopters. The best-selling engine in the world, the CFM56 high bypass turbofan engine, is produced jointly by GE Aircraft Engines and Snecma.
Raytheon Company, based in Lexington, Massachusetts with a Raytheon-Wichita Division, is a global technology leader that provides products and services in the areas of commercial and defense electronics and business and special-mission aircraft. Raytheon has operations throughout the United States and serves customers in 80 countries.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics and technology services.
AIAA, as the world's largest professional/technical society, is the principal voice and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in all aspects of aviation, space, and defense.. on behalf of industry, academia and government.
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