Oct 2011



Attendees : April Barth, George Shpati, Rod Van Dyk, Tony Vella, Nicolas Riou, Kathy Lacroix


1a) Review of Action Items from previous meeting

  • It was mentioned during the last meeting to have a standard template for presentations during the SAWE Conferences.  A standard template draft is to be submitted to the Executive (Action: OPEN N. Riou)
  • Membership Renewal – 41 members have renewed this past year.  There is still an outstanding balance of $350 to pay.  Follow up with outstanding renewals (Action: OPEN Executive)
  • Presenters from SAWE Conference to possibly provide electronic copies of presentations.  These presentations could possibly be posted on the home page of the SAWE Website in PDF format. (Action: OPEN Presenters from Sept 2011 Conference)
  • Provide a separate directory on the SAWE website for technical papers.  A new tab called ‘Docs’ has been created for technical papers or any other kinds of documents. (Action: CLOSED G. Shpati)

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. Follow up with Whidy if there are additional items which need to be completed.(Action: OPEN S. Norris)
  • “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 N. Belley)

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:

  • Buoyancy Analysis (TBD)
  • 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 discussion

4) Next Meeting : Wed. November 9th, 2011 @ 12:00 noon


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