AIAA members with speakers Ray Sealey, David Williams, and Ken Gazzola.

AIAA members with speakers Ray Sealey, David Williams, and Ken Gazzola.


On February 28th, AIAA hosted a discussion panel with the Washington DC Chapter of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Entitled,"A Panel Discussion with International Aviation Industry Leaders," the discussion included three industry-leading members of the RAeS:

  • Ray Sealy: Management and Program Analyst, Contracts and Analysis Reporting Team Federal Aviation Administration, Washington DC Headquarters
  • David Williams: Vice President of Procurement for Airbus Americas
  • Ken Gazzola: Executive Vice President/Publisher Emeritus of the Aviation Week Group (Retired) Board Member Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
  • Topics of discussion included the future of the FAA, new technologies, the potential effect of the government sequester, research and development, and how UAV technology affected civil aviation.

    To learn more about the UMD chapter of AIAA, please visit their website.

    To learn more about RAeS, please visit the DC chapter's website.

    March 5, 2013

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