Nov 2010

SAWE – CANADA CHAPTER

 

EXECUTIVE MEETING No 103 – by WEBEX – Minutes – 2010 November 11

 

Attendees :

Whidy Kiskunas, Rod van Dyk, Stuart Norris, Robert Hargrave

TOPICS DISCUSSED

1.   Review of Action Items from previous meeting

  • Import existing Canada Chapter logo. (Action: OPEN G. Shpati, support from A.Vella)
  • “About” section of website requires information about our chapter including: purpose of our association, goals, etc. (Action: OPEN Roger Clapp)
  • Schedule a series of technical conferences via telephone/Webex for discussion with membership. (Action: ONGOING Executive) See proposed dates below…
  • “Technical Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Composite Weight Estimation”. (Action: ONGOING Whidy to investigate the chance for an open forum via Webex)

 

2.   New Actions

  • Delinquent members will be removed from the “Aviation News” mailing list.
  • Anyone wishing to present a paper at the International Conference in May 2011 please view links below. Abstracts need to be submitted by 17 Dec. 2010. Final papers are due by 15 April 2011.

 

http://www.sawe.org/files/Call4Papers_2011.pdf

http://www.sawe.org/technical/papers/instructions

3.   Future Technical Discussions

  • Executive going ahead in hosting future technical conferences on “Training Requirements/Guidelines for Weights Engineers”. Major topics are with the suggested the following dates and facilitators:

 

  • Weight Estimation – including all mass properties – Whidy – APR.28 – COMPLETE with some follow-up required (10 chapter participants, 2 non-chapter participants). Overall consensus was good.
  • Weight Projection – parametrics, analytical tools – Rod – TBA.
  • Weight Verification – actuals – Whidy – September Conference – COMPLETE.
  • Weight Management – trade studies, creating targets, dealing with suppliers, risk assessment – (Luc or Sylvain) ? – TBA.

 

  • Dates & facilitators to be confirmed.
  • Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions.
  • Suggesting using 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm timeframe for all meetings, but will take into account the feedback from our membership.

 

4.   Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 8, 12:00 noon.

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