NASA's Bridenstine gives AIAA AVIATION Forum keynote 8 a.m. (ET) Tuesday

Press Release From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is holding the virtual 2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum this week, 15–19 June.


Featured speakers include: 

  • Tuesday, 16 June: Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, NASA 
  • Wednesday, 17 June: Tom Vice, Chairman, President, and CEO, Aerion Corp.
  • Thursday, 18 June: Grazia Vittadini, CTO, Airbus
  • Friday, 19 June: Richard Aboulafia, VP, analysis, Teal Group Corp. 

The virtual AIAA AVIATION Forum will operate in a similar fashion to the in-person event. Plenary sessions (8 a.m. Eastern Time each day) offer high-level insight, while Forum 360 sessions are a more in-depth look at a topic. There are more than 800 technical presentations in about 200 technical sessions covering 20-plus technical disciplines. Keynote and Forum 360 sessions can be viewed live or later on demand but registration is required.


The week roughly breaks down into a different focus each day. 

  • Monday: Sustainable product life cycle
  • Tuesday: The next big leap in aircraft technology/NASA
  • Wednesday: A faster future and how we get there
  • Thursday: Advanced mobility and electric aircraft
  • Friday: Future of the industry

Learn more about current research during technical sessions. Topics include aeroacoustics, hypersonic aerodynamics, air traffic management, aircraft design, cybersecurity, fluid dynamics, urban air mobility, vertical/short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft systems, among other areas of expertise.




Media registration:


Media contact: Michele McDonald, 


About AIAA
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow AIAA on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.

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