EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. – (June 4, 2010) – As part of
its commitment to advancing electric flight, GE Aviation Systems has
agreed to sponsor the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft as well as
the Aviation Learning Center, which will host a week full of activities
devoted to the emerging era of electric-powered flight at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2010 being held July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport.
The day-long World Symposium on Electric Aircraft sponsored by
GE Aviation Systems, scheduled for Friday, July 30, will feature several
influential industry leaders discussing electric propulsion aircraft in
an open forum, offering what they envision is the future for this
rapidly growing flight segment that is attracting the attention of
scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and investors.
"We’re really excited about this electric aircraft partnership
with EAA," said Chet Fuller, GE Aviation Systems president and scheduled
speaker for the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft. "We believe the
path to electric flight is through fundamental technologies, and the
research and development GE is doing within those technologies include
generation, distribution, energy storage and platform-level load
Among the confirmed participants for the symposium are Scaled
Composites founder Burt Rutan, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, Electric
Aircraft Corporation founder Randall Fishman, Yuneec founder Tian Yu,
Sonex Aircraft founder John Monnett, Earthstar Aircraft founder Mark
Beierle (EAA #47579), who displayed his eGull ultralight aircraft at
AirVenture 2009, and commercial pilot and flight instructor Erik
Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh.
Daily themed forums will be held at the Aviation Learning Center
presented by GE Aviation Systems on safety and airframes; motors, fuel
cells, and propulsion; advanced batteries and controls; and regulations.
The week will conclude with working sessions on Saturday, July 31.
Airplane concepts and active prototypes will be on display
throughout the week capped off by with special flight demonstrations to
showcase these aircraft.
If you’d like to register to attend the free symposium or
participate in the event’s forums or presentations, contact Kelly Meyer
at EAA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-426-4800.
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