EAA has announced the lineup for its annual Innovations Day at Oshkosh 2018. This year, the organization says, topics will include electric and hybrid powerplant technology, artificial intelligence in the cockpit, future avionics and the uses of unmanned aircraft. Innovations Day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, will feature new technology displays by more than 20 exhibitors, a roundtable discussion on trends in GA avionics and a forum with participants from Uber, Boeing, Embry-Riddle and other aviation organizations.
“Many of the innovations seen at Oshkosh over the past five decades are now commonplace in aviation,” said EAA VP of marketing and business development Dave Chaimson. “There’s no place better than Oshkosh, and its connection with the community’s leading manufacturers and service providers, to provide world-class educational experiences to engage in aviation’s future.”
Innovations Day programmingbegins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude with the final judging for the Founder’s Innovation Prize. As part of the final selection, the top five Innovation Prize entries will each present their loss-of-control solutions to the audience and a panel of judges. The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced at the end of the event.