NASA to Showcase Aero Tech at Aviation Day Event

Render of a NASA experimental X-59 jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will showcase the agency’s efforts to revolutionize air travel at a free event on Wednesday, Sept. 13. NASA Aviation Day will be open to the public and take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the I-X Center.

A Glimpse into the Future of Aviation


The upcoming event at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is set offer the public a glimpse into the future of aviation.

The public display will include a multitude of aviation projects currently in progress not only at NASA Glenn but also at other NASA centers.

These projects span a wide range of innovations, including the highly anticipated Quesst mission featuring the X-59, electrified aircraft propulsion, sustainable aviation technologies, and groundbreaking advancements in moving people and cargo using state-of-the-art aircraft systems.

Tim McCartney, NASA Glenn’s Aeronautics Research Director, underlines the global importance of NASA’s research in aeronautics. He emphasizes, “Our research in aeronautics provides benefits for all humanity.”

McCartney goes on to explain that the Administration’s efforts in sustainable aviation technologies align with the aviation community’s climate change agenda, aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

A Hands-On Experience


For attendees, NASA Aviation Day promises a hands-on and interactive experience. Innovative NASA-developed technology and hardware will be on display, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the future of aviation.

This event isn’t just for adults; K-12 students will also have the opportunity to participate in STEM activities, sparking their interest in the wonders of aviation and science.

Business professionals attending the event will also find valuable opportunities for collaboration, with NASA Glenn Technology Transfer Program representatives on-hand.

They will be available to discuss licensing patented technologies, presenting exciting prospects for businesses and startups to leverage cutting-edge innovations in their endeavors.

NASA PC-12


One of the highlights of the free event will undoubtedly be the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft displayed during the event.

This aircraft and its crew are actively engaged in research that will shape the future of air travel. Imagine a world where air taxis and drones seamlessly share airspace with commercial airliners and other aircraft. NASA Glenn’s research is paving the way for this safe and mobile future.

Photo Credit: NASA

The event will feature panel sessions that provide an insightful overview of NASA’s mission to advance commercial air travel. Key topics include ultra-efficient airliners, improved airspace safety, high-speed flight, and advanced air mobility.

Attendees can also gain insights into how businesses, entrepreneurs, and college students can access NASA technologies through educational and business partnership opportunities.

A Part of the Bigger Picture

The NASA Aviation Day in Cleveland forms a part of the 2023 Energy & Mobility Conference and Expo, a supported event that unites professionals from across the globe. This gathering is dedicated to advancing the energy and mobility sectors through the integration of modern technology.

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