This week in Airworthiness and Propulsion

By AlisaCoffey

This week Siemens experts and partners will present at the Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference and at the co-located Propulsion Safety and Sustainment (PS&S) Conference in Washington, DC.  Here is a look at what’s to come:

The Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference

The AA&S brings together senior individuals tasked with ensuring airworthiness of commercial and military aircraft systems and the sustainment of aging fleets, within both the military and commercial arenas. Conference presenters are selected from a wide range of key military and commercial sector leaders to deliver an unbeatable forum.

AA&S Technical Sessions

On Wednesday, the day kicks off at 8 AM with Dave Chan (Siemens Digital Industries) participating in the opening discussion forum entitled Current Challenges in Airworthiness and moderated by Mike Fox of Lockheed Martin. At 8:30 AM, Leigh Hudson (Siemens DI) will present on Integrated Composite Development for Optimization and Certification. Later in the afternoon, John Cunneen (Siemens DI) will cover Trends and Practices in Airworthiness Certification.

On Thursday at 10 AM, Tom Behrens (Siemens DI) will present Accelerating Airborne Software Compliance where he will discuss the importance of full traceability and collaboration, two key elements in the establishment of thorough testing procedures. At 4:30 PM, Pat O’Heron (Siemens DI) will discuss Accelerating Readiness with Integrated Structural Analysis. And at 5 PM, Chris Stecki of PHM Technology will present Why Model based RAMS is required to actualize CBM based on Big Data Analytics.

Here is a link to the full conference agenda:


The Propulsion Safety and Sustainment (PS&S) Conference

PS&S brings together senior and entry level professionals tasked with ensuring safety concerns with engines in their development and sustainment in all aircraft, within both the military and commercial sectors. Conference presenters and invited experts are selected from a wide range of expert military and commercial sector leaders to deliver information you can use now and integrate into your day to day work efforts.

PS&S Technical Sessions

On Thursday, Randy Langmead (Siemens DI) will participate in the panel Leveraging Digital for Rapid Prototyping, Certification, Fielding & Sustainment, moderated by Dr. Kenneth Barker AFLCMC/ENEZ.

Here is a link to the full PS&S conference agenda:

Can’t wait for the conference?

Read more about the tools that can make supporting airworthiness easier or how digitalization can make fulfilling requirements easier.  We will update the links to the presentations as they are posted.

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