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AIAA Conference in Dallas to Host Discussion on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress



  AIAA Conference in Dallas to Host Discussion on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  Developments and Progress

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. -- January 2, 2013

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host a
discussion on “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress” from 2:00
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, in the Grapevine 1 room of the
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas–Fort
Worth area). The panel is being held in conjunction with the 51^st AIAA
Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10.

The panel will present a complete overview of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
(JSF) program, and provide insight on the aircraft’s role in military
operations. Speakers and topics include:

  * Tom Burbage, executive vice president and general manager, F-35 JSF
    Program Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, who will present
    the keynote address: “F-35 JSF Program Overview and Update”
  * Tyler Evans, director, F135 Programs, Pratt & Whitney: “Propulsion Systems
    Overview and F135 Update”
  * Phil Edwards, program manager, 5th Generation Improvements & Derivatives,
    Northrop Grumman Corporation: “Sensor Systems”
  * J.D. McFarlan, vice president, F-35 Test and Verification, Lockheed Martin
    Aeronautics Company: “Test and Verification”

“The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a key part of our nation’s defensive
capabilities, and stands as a lasting testament to the American aerospace
community’s creative spirit, technical skill, and commitment to teamwork,”
stated AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus. “AIAA, in our mission to
highlight the innovations occurring in the aerospace community, is excited to
provide this opportunity for discussion on the JSF’s development and
operational capabilities.”

For more information on the 51^st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, including
the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, please contact Duane Hyland
at 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org. Registration information can be found at
www.aiaa.org/ASM2013. Registration for the 51^st AIAA Aerospace Sciences
Meeting, New Horizons Forum, and Aerospace Exhibition is free for credentialed
members of the media.

AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global
aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and
nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and
government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.
For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.

              American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
         1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
              Phone: 703.264.7558 Fax: 703.264.7551 www.aiaa.org

Contact:

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Duane Hyland, 703-264-7558
duaneh@aiaa.org
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