Museum of Flight Hosts Sustainable Aviation in Washington Symposium

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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).

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About The Museum of Flight

Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 23-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, Air Force One, Concorde, Lockheed Blackbird and Apollo Moon rockets. In addition to the Seattle campus adjacent to King County International Airport, the Museum also has its 3-acre Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at Paine Field in Everett (not currently open to the public).

With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $26. Youth 5 through 17 are $18, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $22. Groups of ten or more: $20 per adult, $13 per youth, $18 per senior. Admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café operated by McCormick & Schmick’s. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit


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