SAE International Launches Aerospace Technology Symposium at Japan Aerospace 2018

Visit SAE International at Booth #7205 at Japan Aerospace 2018. Aerospace industry leaders address emerging technologies, safety standards, and certification at SAE International Aerospace Japan Symposium, Nov. 29 and 30, in Tokyo.

SAE International , a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for mobility engineering, is bringing together subject-matter experts from across the globe for the first SAE International Aerospace Japan Symposium, held November 29 and 30 in conjunction with Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018  at Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Tokyo.

The two-day technical symposium focuses specifically on emerging aerospace technologies, standardization, and certification with informative sessions on more-electric aircraft, hybrid/electric propulsion, autonomous and unmanned aircraft systems, the use of blockchain and electronic transactions in aerospace, and advanced manufacturing such as additive manufacturing. The full agenda is accessible online at .

SAE International developed the technical symposium in partnership with industry and in collaboration with the Center for Aviation Innovation Research (CAIR) at the University of Tokyo, with support from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC); the International Aircraft Development Fund (IADF); Tokyo Big Sight Inc.; and International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS).

The SAE International Aerospace Japan Symposium–Emerging Technology and Standardization inaugural event boasts participation from subject-matter experts with Airbus; AmpAire; Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC); DMG MORI Co.; EP Systems; FANUC Corp.; GS Yuasa Technology; IHI Corp.; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Mentor, a Siemens business; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; Northwest UAV; RMIT University; Safran Landing Systems; SAE International; Stratasys; Subaru; and University of Tokyo.

David Alexander, SAE Aerospace Standards Director said: “We are honoured to be a part of the JA2018 program. The Japanese aerospace industry and research community has provided an increasingly strong contribution to SAE’s global technical standards which underpin aerospace life-cycle through research, design, production, certification, maintenance and operation: and it is appropriate that we are bringing together Japanese and global experts and leaders together to discuss these cutting-edge technologies in Tokyo.”

Dr. Shinji Suzuki, Director, Center of Aviation Innovation Research and Professor at the University of Tokyo said: “With the development of the MRJ, interest in the aerospace industry has been rapidly rising in Japan. This is demonstrated by more than 40 regional clusters across the country supporting new entrants into the aerospace market. SAE’s technical standardization activities are indispensable for the commercial aerospace industry and is a great opportunity to introduce SAE activities to Japan at JA2018, the largest scale aerospace exhibition in Asia. We hope that the importance of standardization activities will be widely understood by discussing cutting-edge technical fields with global experts.”

SAE International is also presenting its comprehensive collection of aerospace engineering resources – including a portfolio of technical papers, books, professional development courses, industry events, standards and technical committees and activities, and more – at Japan Aerospace 2018 in the USA Pavilion, Booth #7205.

SAE International’s Aerospace Products Group offers a growing portfolio of in-depth, high-tech information – including news articles, insights from industry leaders, technical papers and books, webinars and podcasts, videos, TechSelect  subscriptions, and AeroPak  collections – to enable mobility engineering professionals to keep pace with cutting-edge technologies and industry trends, solve pressing challenges, and better anticipate and meet future industry needs. Visit  to see the latest books , webcasts , podcasts , technical papers , and news .

SAE International is also announcing three new standards committees: the SAE AE-7D Aircraft Energy Storage and Charging  Committee, working on an international charging standard for electric aircraft and technical reports for battery energy storage, distribution, and charging; the SAE E-40 Electrified Propulsion  Committee, addressing hybrid/electric propulsion architectures and associated systems and equipment for a variety of air vehicles to progress technology development and support the regulatory framework through expert consensus documents; and the SAE G-31 Electronic Transactions for Aerospace  Committee, providing guidance for the aerospace industry in implementing new technologies such as blockchain.

The future of international aerospace awaits at SAE International’s AeroTech ® industry-leading technical forum for aerospace advancement. In 2019 and going forward, AeroTech lands on two continents with annual congresses in North America and Europe, providing aerospace systems and engineering professionals with technical programs, thought-leading sessions, an advanced technology showcase, interactive exhibits, and networking opportunities.

More information is available online:

SAE International Aerospace Japan Symposium 

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SAE MOBILUS for technical papers, books, and more 

SAE Professional Development Courses 

SAE International’s AeroTech technical forums 

SAE International Aerospace Product Group  high-tech articles, news, webinars, podcasts, and videos 

SAE International is helping the global aerospace industry tackle its greatest challenges: additive manufacturing, more-electric aircraft and propulsion, new paradigms in digitization, big data, and autonomous and unmanned flight. With more than 7,500 active aerospace standards, materials specifications, recommended practices, and information reports maintained by more than 180 expert stakeholder committees, SAE International standards are recognized and used globally by aviation regulators, OEMs, and suppliers throughout the aerospace industry to advance technology while ensuring safety, efficiency, quality, and cost-savings of aerospace systems.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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