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November 4, 2011


On August 25, 2011, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) held a press conference on the University of Washington campus to recognize AMTAS and its collaboration with Boeing to develop the 787 Dreamliner, the first commercial airplane made largely from carbon fiber. The event was held on the eve of the Federal Aviation Administration's certification of the 787. AMTAS Director Mark Tuttle served as the MC and speaker, along with new UW President Michael Young, Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior manager Randy Coggeshall, and Larry Ilcewicz, FAA chief scientific technical advisor of composite materials.

Boeing 787 certification hinged on molding technology, Puget Sound Business Journal, 8/25/11
Boeing 787's certification puts spotlight on UW materials lab, UW Today, 8/31/11


  1. The FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures (JAMS) Annual Technical Review Meeting, hosted by AMTAS, is being held in early April 2012 in conjunction with the 2012 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference in Baltimore, MD. More details will be available in the spring.


  1. The AMTAS autumn meeting took place on November 1, 2011. Presentations can be found at
  1. The 2011 JAMS Annual Technical Review Meeting, hosted by CECAM, took place April 20-21 in San Diego. The agenda and presentations are available at
  2. Our autumn 2010 AMTAS meeting was held on October 21, 2010 at the Edmonds Conference Center. For a summary and presentations, go to


AMTAS director Mark Tuttle presented a 2-1/2-day version of the AMTAS Institute of Advanced Aircraft Composites to NASA-Kennedy Space Center engineers November 8-10, 2011. We are planning to offer this course on the University of Washington Seattle campus in 2012; information will be forthcoming.

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