Forum Program Overview

Below is a schedule of the major events at Forum 78. You can also check out these links for other schedule views and information:

  • Forum landing page — basic intro to the Forum
  • Registration Information — rates and link to register
  • Short Courses — Electric VTOL Technology and Model-Based Systems Engineering short courses
  • Schedule Overview (pdf) — how all the pieces fit together
  • Sessions at a Glance (pdf) — all 41 technical sessions and 9 special sessions
  • Technical paper schedule (pdf) — all 220 technical papers: who, what and when! (html)
  • Final Program (pdf) — a summary of all the activities
  • Tour — Bell is sponsoring a tour of the Bell Training Academy
  • Forum 78 app — download the CrowdCompass by Cvent app for Android or iPhone! Select "Forum 78" as the event and use the password "forum78" (all lowercase). Create a login and follow the set-up prompts. Start planning and set your itinerary!
Monday, May 9, 2022
Registration Desk Open 7:00am–5:00pm
Technical Council Meeting 7:30am–11:30am
Short Course: Electric VTOL Technology 8:00am–5:00pm
Short Course: Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) 8:00am–5:00pm
Journal Editors Meeting 12:00pm–1:00pm
Chairs/Session Chairs Meeting 2:30pm–3:30pm
Student Volunteers Meeting 4:00pm–4:30pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Registration Desk Open 7:00am–5:00pm
Technical Session A — Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopter Division
  • Aerodynamics I
  • Aircraft Design I
  • Acoustics I
  • Crash Safety
  • eVTOL I
  • Handling Qualities I
  • Modeling & Simulation I
  • Product Support
8:00am–12:00pm

Special Session 1: International VTOL R&D

Moderated by Dan Newman, Boeing

8:00am–9:30am
Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am–7:00pm
Technical Session A Refreshment Break — Sponsored by Siemens 9:30am–10:00am

Special Session 2: Future Vertical Workforce

Moderated by Danielle McLean, Hy-Sky

10:00am–12:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
9:00am–12:00pm
Exhibit Hall Lunch Break — Sponsored by The Boeing Company 12:00pm–1:30pm

Opening General Session

Welcome:

Keynote Address

Straight Talk from the Top

Moderated by Elan HeadThe Air Current

  • Tomasz Krysinski, VP, Research & Innovation, Airbus
  • Keith Flail, Executive VP, Advanced Vertical Lift Systems, Bell
  • Shane Openshaw, VP, Tiltrotor Programs, The Boeing Company 
  • Roberto Garavaglia, SVP Strategy & Innovation, Leonardo Helicopters
  • Paul Lemmo, President, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Co.
1:30pm–3:30pm
Opening General Session Refreshment Break — Sponsored by GE Aviation 3:30pm–4:00pm
42nd Annual Nikolsky Lecture: Dr. Marilyn Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Computational Vertical Lift Aeromechanics and Its Future in the Twenty-First Century" 4:00pm–5:00pm
Industry Reception — Sponsored by Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company 5:00pm–7:00pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Registration Desk Open 7:00am–5:30pm

Technical Session B — Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopter Division

  • Aerodynamics II
  • Aircraft Design II
  • Dynamics I
  • eVTOL II
  • Handling Qualities II
  • Modeling & Simulation II
  • Propulsion I
  • Unmanned VTOL Aircraft I
  • Systems Engineering/Avionics & Systems
8:00am–12:15 pm

Special Session 3: PEO Aviation MOSA Progress & Collaboration

Moderated by Mr. Pat Mason, Deputy PEO, Aviation, US Army

8:00am–9:30am

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00am–5:00pm
Technical Session B Refreshment Break — Sponsored by Siemens 9:30am–10:15am

Special Session 4: Army Aviation Modernization Update 

Moderated by Mr. Pat Mason, Deputy PEO, Aviation, US Army

10:15am–12:15pm
Exhibit Hall Lunch Break — Sponsored by The Boeing Company 12:15pm–1:45pm

Technical Session C — Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopter Division

  • Aerodynamics III
  • Acoustics II
  • Advanced Vertical Flight I
  • Crew Station I
  • Dynamics II
  • Modeling & Simulation III
  • Safety
  • Structures & Materials I
  • Test & Evaluation I
1:45pm–6:00pm
Special Session 5: Flight Test

Moderated by Dyan Gibbens, US Air Force

1:45pm–3:15pm
Technical Session C Refreshment Break — Sponsored by Continuum Dynamics, Inc. 3:15pm–4:00pm

Special Session 6: US Navy / US Marine Corps Programs

Moderated by John Tritschler & Michael Fallon, US Navy

4:00pm–6:00pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Registration Desk Open 7:30am–1:00pm

78th Annual Grand Awards Breakfast — Sponsored by Bell

Advanced tickets required — limited seating

7:30am–9:30am
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00am–12:00pm
Technical Session D Refreshment Break — Sponsored by Siemens 9:30am–10:15pm

Technical Session D — Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopter Division

  • Acoustics III
  • Crew Station II
  • HUMS I
  • Manufacturing & Technology I
  • Propulsion II
  • Structures & Materials II
  • Test & Evaluation II
  • Unmanned VTOL Aircraft II
10:15am–12:15 pm

Special Session 7: Expanding the Supply Chain

Moderated by Dana Jensen, US Air Force / Gemini Industries, Inc.

10:15am–12:15pm
Lunch Break — Sponsored by The Boeing Company 12:15pm–1:30pm

Technical Session E — Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopter Division

  • Aerodynamics IV
  • Advanced Vertical Flight II
  • Aircraft Design III
  • History
  • HUMS II
  • Manufacturing & Technology II
  • Operations
1:30pm–5:30pm

Special Session 8: Challenges in Electric VTOL

Moderated by Dave Clarke, Aerocar Journal

1:30pm–3:00pm
Technical Session E Refreshment Break — Sponsored by Siemens 3:00pm–3:30pm

Special Session 9: Progress in Electric VTOL

Moderated by Graham Warwick, AviationWeek

3:30pm–5:30pm
Friday, May 13, 2022
 
Tour of the Bell Training Academy (RSVPs required) 7:30am-11:00am


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