Aug 2011


Attendees : Tony Vella, April Barth, Rod Van Dyk, Kathy Lacroix      


1a) Review of Action Items from previous meeting

  • Rod to send out reminder for those who still need to confirm attendance for the  Sept. 17th & 18th SAWE conference.  The minimum amount of members required to have a conference is 15.  Twenty members have confirmed their attendance  (Action: CLOSED R. Van Dyk)
  • Organize Bombardier Plant Tour for Sunday Sept 18th. An outline of the plan and timeline needs to be submitted to Rod by August 25th. Additionally, a conference room for a closeout meeting needs to be arranged for after the Plant Tour.  Robert to provide the members list to security of those who will be attending the Plant tour (Action: OPEN K. Lacroix with support from R. Hargrave and S. Norris)
  • Each executive member is to come up with 3 new topics that could be discussed during the Fall Conference. (Action: OPEN Executive)
  • The size of the conference room and catering still needs to be decided upon depending on the number of people in attendance. Currently there are twenty confirmed to attend. Furthermore, a projector, power bar, and extension cord will need to be brought to the conference. (Action: OPEN Executive)
  • Presenters for the SAWE conference to put together abstracts of what they are presenting. Whidy to review abstracts.(Action: OPEN Presenters still TBD)

1b) Review of Older Action Items from previous meetings

  • Update Minutes of Meeting up until April 2011. (Action: OPEN S. Norris)
  • EXECUTIVE has agreed to write the abstract for 52 old papers.  There are currently 10 left to finish. (Action: OPEN S. Norris)
  • Import existing Canada Chapter logo. Tony Vella`s son did the original draft.  Open logo in Fireworks.  Still need to put SAWE Chapter on logo and have a vote on final logo. Revamp the look of the site. (Action : OPEN G. Shpati with support from T. Vella)
  •  “Technical Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Composite Weight Estimation” (Action: OPEN Whidy to investigate the chance for an open forum via Webex)
  • Bombardier Business Units to possibly pay SAWE membership dues.  Upper management needs a business case to justify the benefits. The target should be for next year membership renewals. (Action: OPEN K. Lacroix with support from T. Lyczko) 

2)      Other Business

One of the main topics of discussion during the 70th SAWE International Conference which was held in Houston, Texas from May 16th to 19th was that of CAEP.  See discussion below:

CAEP – stands for Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.  This committee was created by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CAEP is working on comprehensive models describing future aircraft fleet composition, operating patterns,  and emissions production.  Such models depend on the availability of data describing current fleets and operations as well as on the foreseeable technological, operational, and infrastructural improvements. 

3)      Future Technical Decisions

Possible future topics for discussion:

  • CG Envelopes (Longitudinal, Lateral, and Vertical) (G. Shpati – TBA)
  • Development and Use of a Loading Schedule and Trim Sheet (A. Barth – TBA)
  • Design of 3D Volumes using Calculus or Optimization (T. Lyczko – TBA)
  • Discussion Regarding Windows 7 and MS Office 2010 (W. Kiskunas– TBA)
  • SAWE International Update ( W. Kiskunas – TBA)
  • SAWE International Society Update (W. Kiskunas – TBA)
  • Composites (TBA)
  • Weight Projection – Parametrics, analytical tools (R. Van Dyk – TBA)
  • Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions

4) Next Meeting : Wed. September 14th, 2011 @ 12:00 noon


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