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Distinguished Cyber Intelligence and Security Speaker Series: AAM Supply Chain Management
In this interactive webinar, you will get an opportunity to hear Dr. Parimal Kopardekar talk about Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and aerospace supply chain network concerns and to ask him questions. NASA’s vision for AAM is to help emerging aviation markets to safely develop an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, urban – using revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible. However, many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are concerned about the lack of strength and resiliency of the aerospace supply chain network. Often, these challenges include limited suppliers, access to raw material, and availability of talent/skills at all levels of production. In order to make AAM a reality and strengthen the supply chain network, three areas of improvement have been identified: developing capability to analyze and predict future needs, building a frictionless electronic platform for credentialed suppliers and OEMs, and cultivating talent and skills.

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). In 2017, he was named among the 25 most influential people in commercial drone industry. He is the winner of the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (known as the Oscars for the federal workforce) in the “Promising Innovations” category. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and recipient of numerous NASA awards including Outstanding Leadership Medal and Engineer of the Year.

Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM in Arizona

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Dr. Parimal Kopardekar
Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) @NASA
Dr. Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). He is responsible for exploring new trends and needs related to aviation in the areas of autonomy, aeronautics manufacturing, and advanced air mobility (AAM). He also serves as NASA’s senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems and principal investigator for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project. He has managed NASA’s Safe Autonomous System Operations Project and the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) Concepts and Technology Development Project. In 2017, he was named among the 25 most influential people in commercial drone industry. He is the winner of the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (known as the Oscars for the federal workforce) in the “Promising Innovations” category. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and recipient of numerous NASA awards including Outstanding Leadership Medal and Engineer of the Year.