CAN WE LEARN TO BE AS PRODUCTIVE AS OUR FOREFATHERS DESPITE MODERN ENGINEERING TOOLS?
An evening discussion at the Museum of Flight
Monday 7th April 2014, 7 – 9 pm
Airliners typically went from program launch to airline service in four years
during the 1960s. Today, development of new airliners takes about twice as long,
despite requiring relatively smaller advances on the state-of-the-art, and despite
using computing power which is meant dramatically to advance productivity. A
comparable deceleration of development seems likewise to have been suered
in other areas of aerospace engineering. Our panel and audience will discuss
possible causes and remedies, including use and misuse of CAD and other
modern tools, competitive pressure or lack thereof, management techniques,
and even office layouts.
- Jim Albaugh, past CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and incoming president of AIAA
- Martin Waide, a mechanical-engineering veteran whose experience in motor racing and unmanned aircraft spans six decades
- Tad McGeer, whose 25-year career in unmanned aircraft includes founding both Insitu and Aerovel
The event is sponsored by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation.
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