AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Jim Patch, senior manager for business development for the ACES 5 ejection seat at UTC Aerospace Systems, discusses the product’s design, safety features, market prospects, potential improvements and more during an interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Ray Duquette, president and general manager at CAE USA, discusses how the company is using trainee data to make training an interactive, personalized experience, staying competitive in a changing industry and working with the US Air Force during the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Elinor Otto, the nation’s longest-working Rosie the Riveter and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses what the honor means to her, how she entered the aerospace industry and her experience working at the Rohr Aircraft Coproration during Part 1 of her interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Otto, a first-generation Rosie the Riveter, worked in the aircraft business for 68 years, until she was laid off by Boeing in 2015. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with AFA.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, commander of the US Air Force Materiel Command, says a revised command and control process and additive manufacturing can help improve logistics, and expresses concerns over sustaining the Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Fighter fleet during Part 2 of her Sept. 21, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Gen. Tony McPeak, USAF Ret., 14th US Air Force chief of staff and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses why he joined the Air Force, flying the F-104 and F-100 aircraft, and facing his fear of inverted flight during Part 1 of his Sept. 18, 2017, interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show. The event was held in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., 15th US Air Force chief of staff and 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement award recipient, discusses his journey to the Air Force Academy and motivations for joining the service during an excerpt from a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview at the association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Chris Pocock, defense editor at Aviation International News, says the RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 “Dragon Lady” should be seen as complementary vs. competitor aircraft, praises the US Air Force’s decision not to sunset the U-2, and discusses necessary upgrades, manpower challenges and the program’s future outlook during an interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.