“The State of the Art in Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft”

The State of the Art in Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft

DFW Chapter meeting at Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, on March 8

Please join us on Thursday, March 8, 7:30-8:55am when Eldon Metzger, Sr. Business Development Manager, UAS, Bell Helicopter, will give us an overview of the current state of the art in manned and unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft, including Bell Helicopter’s V280 Valor program, the V247 unmanned program and the Automatic Pod Transport (APT) autonomous vehicle. We will also hear about Bell’s recent Air Taxi Concept Experience at CES, where Bell previewed their vision of the future of urban air transportation.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($40 for non-members, $30 Early Bird until March 1). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwmar18.eventbrite.com. Registration closes 9am CST, Monday, March 5.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by Frost Brown Todd and BellNunnally.

Accenture Digital and Technology Showcase

Accenture Digital and Technology Showcase

DFW Chapter meeting on January 11

One of the highlights of the recent Paris and Farnborough Air Shows was Accenture’s Digital and Technology Showcase.

Please join us on Thur, January 11, 7:30-9:00am when Accenture will bring the showcase to the DFW Aerospace & Defense Forum.

They will share their latest research findings and showcase a set of cutting-edge technologies including wearable technology, blockchain, connected devices and real-time location and tracking solutions.

You will experience the future of aerospace and defense and discover how industry leaders are fully embracing digital technologies as a strategic priority.

The discussion will be led by Joyce Kline, Accenture’s Digital Lead for the North America Aerospace & Defense Practice, and will take place at Accenture’s office in Irving, TX.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 for non-members until Jan 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwjan18.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally

Tour of Southwest Airlines Network Operations Center

Tour of Southwest Airlines Network Operations Center

DFW Chapter meeting on November 9

Please join us on Thur, November 9, 1:30-2:30pm for a tour of Southwest Airlines’ $30 million, 50,000 square foot network operations center where more than 230 flight dispatchers work alongside crew operations and customer service coordinators to resolve issues in real time.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until November 2). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwnov17.eventbrite.com.Registration closes at 12 midnite, Monday, Nov 8.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Cybersecurity Smarts: A 6-Step Plan for Cost-Effectively Strengthening your Cyber Defenses”

“Cybersecurity Smarts: A 6-Step Plan for Cost-Effectively Strengthening your Cyber Defenses”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter October 12 meeting

With system hacks, including the recent intrusion at Equifax, in the new almost daily, companies need a plan for securing their systems.

Please join us at Eurocopter in Grand Prairie on Thur, October 12, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Kelce S. Wilson of Grable Martin Fulton will present a graduated plan for intelligently improving an organization’s security posture will be discussed, starting from effectively free things to do to cut risk, up through spending serious money to try making a system fairly bulletproof. It’s prioritized, so organizations can move as far up the ladder as they wish, based on risk tolerance and budget.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until October 5). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwoct17.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter September 14 meeting

Challenges facing the growing Drone market are addressed looking at the intricacies of wiring harnesses inside drones and the dangers of having wiring that is incorrectly terminated. Empirical data from the Defense Department shows the causes and the costs associated with bad wiring harnesses and the need for increased awareness as it relates to wiring inside drones.

Please join us at Bell Helicopter in Ft. Worth on Thur, Sept 14, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Manuel Lozano, Applications Engineering Manager, Nicomatic North America / Central Region, Aerospace, Defense and Security, will cover wiring from 3 aspects.
1. How to order wire,
2. Placement of wire harness inside drones and
3. How to recognize and prevent possible pitfalls before wire harness is installed inside a drone.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until September 7). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwsept17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for a map indicating where to park and enter the facility.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“American Airlines: State of the Airline”

“American Airlines: State of the Airline”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter August 10 meeting

American Airlines Group is the world’s largest airline by its fleet size, revenue, profit, and passengers carried. In 2016, American Airlines maintained its leadership with over 220 billion passenger miles.

Please join us in Arlington, TX on Thursday, August 10, 7:30–9:00am (networking and breakfast at 7am), when Chuck Allen, Managing Director of Government Affairs, American Airlines will discuss American Airlines’ recent merger with US Air, their financial and industry performance in 2016, and their strategy for moving ahead in the future.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until August 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwaug17.eventbrite.com.

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Foresight Automation, Inc. is the Breakfast Sponsor for this meeting. The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute.The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Airbus, a brief history of the company and the UH-72A (Lakota)”

“Airbus, a brief history of the company and the UH-72A (Lakota)”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter July 13 meeting

Airbus Helicopters is not very well known in the local area. Join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, July 13, 7:30–9:00am (networking and breakfast at 7am), when Lloyd Reaves, Chief Engineer Completions, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will delve a little into the history of the company starting back at Vought Helicopters up through today’s Airbus. The presentation also gives emphasis on the UH-72 Lakota program. This program has delivered over 400 aircraft to the US Army and Army National Guard on time and on budget.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until July 6. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwjul17.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter June 8 meeting

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
– Overview of the state of global security / threats
– Outlook for the defense budget and spending
– Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
– Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
– Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, June 8, 7:30–9:00am (networking and breakfast at 7am), when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until June 1. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwjun17.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter May 11 meeting

Challenges facing the growing Drone market are addressed looking at the intricacies of wiring harnesses inside drones and the dangers of having wiring that is incorrectly terminated. Empirical data from the Defense Department shows the causes and the costs associated with bad wiring harnesses and the need for increased awareness as it relates to wiring inside drones.

Please join us in Uptown Dallas on Thur, May 11, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Manuel Lozano, Applications Engineering Manager, Nicomatic North America / Central Region, Aerospace, Defense and Security, will cover wiring from 3 aspects.
1. How to order wire,
2. Placement of wire harness inside drones and
3. How to recognize and prevent possible pitfalls before wire harness is installed inside a drone.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until May 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

A Tour of Bell Helicopter

A Tour of Bell Helicopter

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter April 13 meeting

We will be touring the Bell Rotor Systems Assembly Center and Advanced Composites Center. We will see modern composite manufacturing processes for the production of helicopter blades and large composite components, including the V-22 wing.

Schedule:
7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:15: Introductions and A&D Forum news
8:15-8:30: Presentation
8:30-10:15: Tour

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The meeting is free for A&D Forum members (exclusive access until March 31) and $30 for non-members (after March 31).  Event is limited to 15 US citizens.  For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwapr17.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).