International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)

STOLL Transformative conceptThe International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) focuses on the latest developments in Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft research, concepts and programs. 

IPLC, which was first held 25 years ago, is a joint AIAA-AHS-SAE-RAeS technical meeting. SAE is the host organization this year — the event will be held in Hartford, Connecticut, as part of SAE’s Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, Sept. 27-29, 2016

IPLC 2016 will bring together engineers, technologists and managers to discuss the latest developments in V/STOL. Topics will focus on the technologies, promise and progress of powered lift systems, with applications ranging from helicopters to advanced rotorcraft to runway independent aircraft to jet-borne lift aircraft. 

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Held in conjunction with IPLC/ASTC will be the Third Annual Joint Workshop on Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts: Enabling New Flight Concepts Through Novel Propulsion and Energy Architectures, on Sept. 29-30.

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