National Aerospace Events to Come to Dearborn in 2017


The 2017 Aviation Week Network, a national aerospace series that will feature the fifth annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference and the first AeroAuto Conference, will be held at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

“Michigan has always been the hub for the automotive industry, but with nearly 600 companies doing work in aviation, a world-class aeronautic engineering program, and strong capabilities in R&D and manufacturing, Michigan is now becoming a hub for aerospace companies too,” says Tony Vernaci, vice president of global business development for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

The Aerospace Manufacturing Conference, to be held May 2-3, 2017, at the hotel, located at 300 Town Center Dr., will focus on tooling, machining, equipment, components, electronics, advanced materials and manufacturing, engineering, and technological systems.

The agenda will also cover the Internet of Things as well as additive manufacturing, big data, and how the automotive and aerospace industries learn from each other.

On May 4, attendees of the first AeroAuto conference will discuss the current situation, issues, enabling technologies, and outlook for the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries.

Vehicle light weighting, emerging developments, supply chain best practices, 3D printing, vehicle health management systems, and passenger infotainment will also be covered.

“We are thrilled to bring these groundbreaking events to Michigan, the global capital of the automotive industry,” says Joanna Speed, managing director of A&D Events for Penton Aviation, which owns the events.

She says expected attendees of both events include executives, production and quality control professionals, directors of product manufacturing, engineers, supply chain professionals, scientists, research analysts, and more.

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