NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event

NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event

(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Friday, Aug 21, 2020
  • 10:00 AM To 10:03 AM
  • 10:03 AM To 10:10 AM
    Remarks from Editors of The Bridge Summer 2020 issue on Aeronautics
  • 10:10 AM To 10:55 AM
  • 10:55 AM To 11:25 AM
    Moderated Q&A
  • 11:25 AM To 11:30 AM
    Closing Reflections
  • 11:30 AM To 11:30 AM
  • Dr. Lourdes Maurice has served on the Advisory Board of Boom, a start up company working on a supersonic passenger commercial airliner, since 2017. She is also the owner of a consultancy, DLM Global Strategies, LLC., focused on aerospace, environmental issues and international relations.

    Dr. Maurice was selected as Executive Director of the ...

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  • Guru Madhavan
    National Academy of Engineering

    Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering where he leads and oversees activities of broad scope and complexity focused on engineering practice, education, research, communication, and policies. He serves as an adviser to the European Union Malaria Fund, and has ...

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  • Alton D. Romig, Jr.
    National Academy of Engineering

    Dr. Alton D. Romig, Jr. is the executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering. Under Congressional charter, the Academy provides advice to the federal government, when requested, on matters of engineering and technology. As executive officer, Dr. Romig is the chief operating officer responsible for the program, financial and ...

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  • John Langford is the founder and CEO of, a new company developing hybrid electric aircraft for regional mobility.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the immediate past President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

    Langford is an aerospace entrepreneur who founded Aurora ...

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  • Dr. Kevin G. Bowcutt is a Principal Senior Technical Fellow & Chief Scientist of Hypersonics for Boeing with 38 years of experience. He is an AIAA Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. Dr. ...

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Join the National Academy of Engineering’s Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) program in conjunction with the NAE’s flagship quarterly The Bridge for the NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event on Friday, August 21, 2020.

This webinar will present on advances and opportunities in aeronautics. Articles in the summer issue assessed the prospects for a return of supersonic flight and even the possibility of hypersonic flight, which would enable same-day round-trip international travel. As environmental concerns have grown, so has the industry’s exploration of adaptations to mitigate impacts. Options such as hybrid electric and electrified propulsion require further research and development in order to be realistically considered.

Authors also discuss the role of autonomy – and the importance of human-machine teaming – and of prizes and competitions in spurring innovation, beginning with Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight, which forever changed international travel and business.

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Dr. John J. Tracy
Retired Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company