From Afterthought to Afterburner: The Power of 21st Century Sustainment
Established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Lecture is the principal event in the Society’s year, given by distinguished members of the US and UK aerospace communities.
The 2012 Lecture was given by Tony Parasida, Corporate Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company.
While airplane design and development get all the attention, a quiet revolution has transformed how aircraft are supported after delivery. Aircraft manufacturers are designing planes with life cycle support in mind and are reinventing how planes are maintained and upgraded. New innovations, tools and models are boosting aircraft availability, readiness and capabilities while reducing costs.
As governments around the world try to do more with less, this new approach to through life sustainment offers powerful solutions, and some of the most innovative work is taking place here in the UK.
Tony Parasida, Corporate Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company, will offer an insider's view of how Boeing partners with its customers to provide the best value-for-money capability from a 21st century sustainment approach.
This Lecture will be preceded by the presentation of the Society's General Medals & Awards at 18:00 hrs. Refreshments will be served from 17:30hrs and we expect the event to finish at approximately 19:30hrs.
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