NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week ( http://www.aviationweek.com), the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industry, today announced its 2013 Civil Aviation Manufacturing Conference, to be held May 7-8, 2013 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, NC. The conference provides "Five Trends to Drive Manufacturing Improvement" and will unite major civil aviation manufacturers and suppliers in discussions on Design for Manufacturing, Automation, Tools/Software/Processes, LEAN 4.0, and Taking Operations Global. Attendees will gain a valid forecast on fly-to-buy ratios across the supply chain, as well as clarity and fidelity around the hiring requirements in support of civil aviation manufacturing. The event will feature a series of presentations and panel discussions including executives from Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Airbus, Bombardier, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce. Also participating are leaders from ADEX Machining Technologies, AV&R Vision & Robotics, Bombardier Aerospace, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Electroimpact Inc., General Plastics Manufacturing, Honeywell Aerospace, ICF International, LORD Corp., Mini-Circuits, National Association of Manufacturers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, Tactair Fluid ControlsUnited Technologies Aerospace Systems /Aircraft Systems, and Workforce Central for Pierce County, Wash. Aviation Week's Civil Aviation Manufacturing Conference is produced by Aviation Week in partnership with Thrive in North Carolina, and supported by The Manufacturing Institute and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the event's official publication. For more information about Aviation Week's Civil Aviation Manufacturing Conference, visit http://events.aviationweek.com/current/cam/ or call +1-212-904-6344. To learn more about all Aviation Week events, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/events/. About Aviation Week: Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation. On July 2, 2012, the group's flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations that has long been the brand's hallmark. In addition to civil, military and space, AW&ST's market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights. Aviation Week's 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned AviationWeek.com for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the industry's essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.