The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) held a Sustainable Aerospace Supply Chain and Manufacturing Workshop, Feb. 4-5, 2020, at NASA Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, California.

VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg presented on “The Future of Vertical Flight: How Do We Get There?” [pdf slides, 8 MB]. More information about the workshop is available at https://nari.arc.nasa.gov/aerosupplychain

“The objective of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders to define a national strategy to enable a sustainable aerospace supply chain and related manufacturing. The focus will be on the entire aerospace industry, including hypersonic, supersonic, subsonic, drones of all sizes, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), urban air mobility (UAM), and aircraft of all sizes.  An aerospace supply chain network is unique due to needs related to aviation safety, national security, and criticality of operations.”

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