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Aerospace Commission to hold Public Meeting August 22

Press Release From: Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2002

WASHINGTON - The Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry will hold its fourth public meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2002. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Herbert C. Hoover Building, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Commerce, located on Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn by 5:00 p.m. The Commissioners will hear testimony and conduct deliberations on aviation, space, and other issues. General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF Ret, and Chairman, Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050 at the National Research Council, will present a report on the Committee's work. General Fogleman will be available for questions from the press immediately after his testimony.

The public is encouraged to attend, and must bring photo identification to enter the building.

WHO: Members of the Commission, Military, Government and Industry Witnesses

WHAT: Public Meeting of the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry

WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium, Herbert C. Hoover Building

WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

**IMPORTANT: ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID. CAMERA CREWS SHOULD CALL MELISSA SABATINE AT 703.602.1515 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON SET UP AND ACCESS TO THE BUILDING.

The Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry was congressionally mandated to study the future of the United States aerospace industry in the global economy, particularly in relationship to United States national security. The Commission will also assess the future importance of the domestic aerospace industry for the economic and national security of the United States. The Commission will release its final report in November.

-AGENDA ATTACHED-

Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry Public
Meeting Agenda, 8/22/02
 8:30 - Opening Comments					Charles
Huettner, Executive Director

 8:35 - Introductory Comments					Hon. Robert
S. Walker, Chairman

 8:40 - Aviation (Airlines, Pilots, Controllers) Discussions	Leads:
Commissioners Bolen/Buffenbarger
              8:40 - Overview
		 8:45 - Panel Testimony
		             8:45--Duane Woerth, President, Airline Pilots
Association
		             8:50--John Olcott, President, National Business
Aircraft Association 
		             8:55--John Carr, President, National Air
Traffic Controllers 
		             9:00--Mac Armstrong, Executive VP, Air
Transportation Assoc. of America 
		             9:05--Panel Question and Answer

10:15 -Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (National Academy
             of Science) presentation on Vision 2050
Lead: Chairman Walker
             General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Committee on
Aeronautics
                     Research and Technology

10:35 - Break (General Fogleman will be available to members of the Press
for Q&A)

10:50 - Suppliers Discussions					Leads:
Commissioners Douglass/Stevens
             10:50 - Overview
             10:55 - Panel Testimony
                          10:55--Ms. Judy Northup, Vice President, Vought
Aircraft Industries 
                          11:00--Mr. Mike Grosso, CEO, DynaBil Industries
                          11:05--Mr. Joe Murphy, Chairman of the Board,
Ferco Tech Corporation 
                          11:10--Mr. Peter Rettaliata, President, Air
Industries Machining Corp. 
                          11:15--Panel Question and Answer
             11:30 -- Discussion

 12:15 - Lunch 

  1:45 - Space/Planetary Discussions/Testimony			Lead:
Commissioner Aldrin
 1:45--Overview
              1:50--Thomas F. Rogers, Chairman, The Sophron Foundation 
              2:20--Brig.Gen. Simon "Pete" Worden (USAF), Deputy Director of
Operations, US Space
                        Command 

  2:45 - Break

  3:00 - RDT&E Infrastructure					Lead:  Vice
Chairman Peters
            3:00--Overview
            3:05--Panel Testimony
                      3:05--David Swain, Senior VP of Engineering and Chief
Technology Officer, Boeing    
                      3:10--Philip Coyle, former Director, Operational Test
& Evaluation, Department
                                of Defense  
                      3:15--James Beggs, former NASA Administrator 
                      3:20--Thomas Christie, Director, Operational Test &
Evaluation, Department of Defense
                      3:25--General Lester L. Lyles, HQ AFMC/CC,
Wright-Patterson AFB 
             3:30--Discussion

  4:30 - Discussion						Lead:
Chairman Walker

  5:00 - Adjourn						Mr. Huettner

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