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.
We are now a century beyond the founding of the Wright Company, which was shortly followed by the Lockheed Aircraft Manufacturing Company and the Glenn L. Martin Company. As then, we are faced with an equal measure of challenge and opportunity in the aviation business. Patrick Dewar discusses how the global aerospace industry requires political, economic and technical partnerships and the need for government and industrial cooperation to function well. He also discusses the need for a steady stream of talented and motivated scientists and engineers for it to flourish. The years ahead demand, above all, adaptability to second century aerospace needs.
About the speaker:
Patrick M Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International
Patrick (Pat) Dewar is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin International, Chairman of Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. and a corporate officer. Appointed to his current role in July 2013, he is responsible for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s global operations and for the development and execution of strategies aimed to grow the business and strengthen international customer relationships and industrial partnerships in 70 countries. LM International is headquartered in London and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with offices in Ottawa, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Canberra; and regional offices in Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul.