Baltimore to Host Aero & Defense Test 09/ITEA Annual Symposium

HAMPTON, ENGLAND — This year's Aero & Defense Test 09/ITEA Annual Symposium offers global aerospace and defense R&D and operational test and evaluation professionals insights into cost-saving, new business opportunities, and latest technologies in test applications. The event also includes educational presentations for test and evaluation, aerospace, alternative fuels, fuel cells, and aircraft recycling.

Maryland's Baltimore Convention Center will host the event from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2009. The Aero & Defense Test 09/ITEA Annual Symposium is the world's leading event for the aerospace and defense R&D, T&E, and OT&E industries. More than 150 exhibitors will offer testing, inspection, evaluation software, and products, complemented by a series of technical, business, and educational programs featuring some of the biggest names in the business.

It all adds up, says Event Director Ian Stone, "to an extravaganza of R&D, manufacture, test, and life cycle management excellence that will appeal to decision-makers throughout the aerospace, defense, and aircraft industry development, manufacturing, and aftermarket chains — from R&D and design and OT&E professionals, through instrumentation, inspection, structural and materials, electronics, avionics, aerodynamics to manufacturing and maintenance engineers as well as life cycle professionals."

"The show's co-location with the International Test & Evaluation Association Symposium — the renowned annual event for the R&D, T&E and OT&E fraternity that concentrates on 'Sharing emerging best practices to improve test and evaluation to meet future challenges' — and the aerospace-focused conference organized by SME, the world's leading resource for manufacturing information and knowledge, this year's Aero & Defense Test event further reinforces its value-for-money appeal with a series of groundbreaking and focused symposia for alternative fuels and fuel cells, and recycling."

As well as considering what new fuels and fuel cell technologies are being researched and developed, the program will look at the response by carriers and OEMs, as well as relative inter-government/regulatory developments. For example, it will also seek to identify any likely barriers. Looking at civil and military airframes, engines and power plants, landing gear, avionics and cabin interiors, the program will also cover end-of-life management, waste reduction, re-use of recycled materials including carbon fiber, and future recycling targets.

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