The Future of Aviation

Presented By Robert A. Pearce


Aviation will be shaped by the need to accommodate growing demand while simultaneously reducing emissions and environmental impact.  Converging technologies create new opportunities for innovation to enable aviation to serve new transportation markets and serve public needs.  NASA is investing in a diverse portfolio of research and technology development to enable this exciting future.

Mr. Robert A. Pearce is the associate administrator for NASA ARMD. Pearce manages the agency’s aeronautics research portfolio and guides its strategic direction, including research in quiet supersonic flight over land, urban air mobility, autonomy, highly efficient advanced air vehicle concepts, electrified aircraft propulsion, advanced materials, airspace operations and safety, integration and flight demonstrations of aviation systems, and the nurturing and development of transformative concepts for aviation.