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Museum of Flight Hosts Sustainable Aviation in Washington Symposium

SEATTLE – On Aug. 17 the Museum hosts the Washington State Academy of Sciences 2023 Symposium, Sustainable Aviation in Washington, from noon to 7 p.m. The symposium will look at how to reach the emission reduction goals of Washington State, how the aviation industry can adopt new technologies, and consider innovations in public policy, infrastructure and workforce development.

The WSAS brings together the people and ideas needed to map Washington State’s path to leadership in this rapidly developing sector. Elected officials, staff of federal, state or local government, and members of WSAS, the aviation community, or academia are encouraged to attend. Registration $125 general/$50 WSAS Members, limited student registration through Aug. 15.

Symposium Schedule:
Keynote 1: A Vision for Sustainable Aviation
Moderator, Dr. Richard Wahls, Mission Integration Manager, Sustainable Flight National Partnership, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Panel 1: Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion Technologies and Fuels
Moderator: Dr. Anna Oldani, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration

Panel 2: Infrastructure Changes in Sustainable Aviation
Moderator: Melinda Pagliarello, Managing Director, Environmental Affairs Airports Council International — North America

Keynote 2: Workforce Development for the Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem
Howard E. McKenzie, Chief Engineer and Executive Vice President, Engineering, Test & Technology, The Boeing Company

Panel 3: Workforce Development Needs to Support the Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem
Moderator: Dr. Kristi Morgansen, Chair, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington

Reception and Networking

For the full list of speakers and panelists, please visit

Co-organizers include: Washington State Academy of Sciences, The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation, Washington State Department of Commerce, The Museum of Flight, and Aerospace Futures Alliance (AFA).

For Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit