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The Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable (ARTR)

Statement of Task

The Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable (ARTR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities and NASA to define and explore critical issues related to NASA’s aeronautics research agenda that are of shared interest; to frame systems-level research issues; and to explore options for public-private partnerships that could support rapid, high-confidence knowledge transfer. This forum will be designed to facilitate candid dialogue among participants, to foster greater partnership among the NASA-related aeronautics community, and, where appropriate, carry awareness of consequences to the wider public.


Past Meetings

September 26, 2014
Washington, DC
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The Aeronautics Roundtable held a meeting September 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Jaiwon Shin (left) talks to and receives input from the NRC's Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable. Roundtable chair John Tracy is at right.Members of the ARTR and guests listen in to the discussion.Roundtable members Michael Hirschberg (far left) and Alan Epstein ( 2nd from left) participate in a Roundtable discussion.

August 23, 2013
Washington, DC

June 18, 2013
Washington, DC
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August 2-3, 2012
Washington, DC
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The Aeronautics Roundtable held a meeting February 21-22, 2012.  On February 21, the Roundtable had two sets of concurrent sessions: the sessions were on General Aviation &Commercial Aviation in the morning, and on Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Vertical Lift in the afternoon. On February 22, the Roundtable met in plenary session.

February 21-22, 2012, Washington, DC
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NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Jaiwon Shin (second from the right) talks to and receives input from the NRC's Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable. Roundtable chair John Tracy is at right.Members of the ARTR and guests listen in to the discussion.ARTR member Dale Klapmeier (right) from Cirrus Aircraft providing input to the roundtable's discussion.


The ARTR held its first meeting on August 25, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Chair Raymond Colladay (right) at the ARTR inaugural meeting on August 25, 2011.    Photo: Dwayne Day 












Discussion Topics for December 2011 Teleconferences (PDF)

December 7, 2011, 9AM-10AM Eastern: Teleconference on Vertical Lift

December 21, 2011, 10AM-11AM Eastern: Teleconference on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

December 21, 11AM-12PM Eastern: Teleconference on General Aviation

December 21, 2PM-3PM Eastern: Teleconference on Commercial Aviation


Current Membership

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John J. Tracy, Chair
The Boeing Company

Michael Bragg
University of Washington

Daniel K. Elwell
Airlines for America

Alan H. Epstein, NAE
Pratt & Whitney

Michael J. Hirschberg
American Helicopter Society International

Bruce J. Holmes
NextGen AeroSciences, LLC

Margaret T. Jenny
RTCA, Inc.

Dale Klapmeier
Cirrus Aircraft

Nicholas Lappos
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Lourdes Maurice
Federal Aviation Administration

M. Granger Morgan
Carnegie Mellon University

Steven Pennington
U.S. Air Force

Eli Reshotko, NAE
Case Western Reserve, Emeritus

Thomas E. Romesser , NAE
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Jaiwon Shin
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Patti Grace Smith
Patti Grace Smith Consulting, LLC

Ian A. Waitz, NAE
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Walters
Virginia Tech

David Yoel
American Aerospace Advisors, Inc.


Dwayne Day, Program Officer
Anesia Wilks, Senior Program Assistant



Ella M. Atkins, University of Michigan
Inderjit Chopra, University of Maryland
R. Scott Dann,General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
George L. Donohue, George Mason University
Catherine Ferrie,Bell Helicopter Textron
M.E. Rhett Flater, AHS International (retired)
Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Charles E. Keegan, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC 
Andrew Lacher, The MITRE Corporation 
Robert G. Loewy, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mark F. Miller, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
David E. Parekh United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
Jeanne M. Rosario, General Electric Company
Edward Yarbrough,Honeywell International