AIAA Conference in Dallas to Host Discussion on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host a discussion on “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress” from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, in the Grapevine 1 room of the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas–Fort Worth area). The panel is being held in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10.

The panel will present a complete overview of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, and provide insight on the aircraft's role in military operations. Speakers and topics include:

  • Tom Burbage, executive vice president and general manager, F-35 JSF Program Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, who will present the keynote address: “F-35 JSF Program Overview and Update”
  • Tyler Evans, director, F135 Programs, Pratt & Whitney: “Propulsion Systems Overview and F135 Update”
  • Phil Edwards, program manager, 5th Generation Improvements & Derivatives, Northrop Grumman Corporation: “Sensor Systems”
  • J.D. McFarlan, vice president, F-35 Test and Verification, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: “Test and Verification”

“The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a key part of our nation's defensive capabilities, and stands as a lasting testament to the American aerospace community's creative spirit, technical skill, and commitment to teamwork,” stated AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus. “AIAA, in our mission to highlight the innovations occurring in the aerospace community, is excited to provide this opportunity for discussion on the JSF's development and operational capabilities.”

For more information on the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, please contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or Registration information can be found at Registration for the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizons Forum, and Aerospace Exhibition is free for credentialed members of the media.

AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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