Academia

February 11, 2009 - 10:38am

Rapid growth at Precision Aviation Group’s two Canadian subsidiaries prompted the addition of a new facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The newly opened 15,000-sq-ft facility consolidates two locations, one at Vancouver International Airport and the other in Surrey, both of which had reached maximum capacity, according to Precision Aviation president David Mast.

October 2, 2008 - 12:24pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be highlighting its new aviation Ph.D. degree program at the NBAA Convention next week. The program will be available online through its Worldwide Campus division, and there will be three available cognates: operations, security and safety, but only operations will be available to students enrolled in the first class in May.

September 30, 2008 - 6:57am

Next May, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will begin classes for its new aviation Ph.D. degree programs available online through its Worldwide Campus division. According to Embry-Riddle professor of applied aviation studies and aviation program Ph.D. residency coordinator Alan Stolzer, the program is the first of its kind in the world.

May 21, 2008 - 6:46am

It is common knowledge within the field of aviation that there is a diminishing pool of pilots and mechanics from which to fill a growing demand. But the situation is not quite so simple. Gary Kiteley, executive director of the University Aviation Association, said that while enrollments in collegiate aviation programs began increasing about three years ago, it is important to consider the inherent time lag in producing viable employees.

May 6, 2008 - 5:10am

Like all high-tech industries, aviation has hardware, software and wetware. The last is a euphemism for the gray matter between a pilot’s ears (or a controller’s, mechanic’s or any other operator’s, for that matter). Over the 10 decades of powered flight, we’ve vastly improved aircraft engines and airframes. In the past two decades or so, computer processors and databases have left their indelible imprint on avionics.

February 8, 2008 - 8:49am

GA Telesis (GAT) has acquired AM Trading and AM Repair of Tucson, Ariz. The component MRO, located in a 65,000-sq-ft facility on Tucson International Airport, supports the repair and manufacture of Bombardier, Airbus, Boeing, Douglas and Embraer components, including hydraulics, waste systems, fire detection, oxygen systems, avionics, NDT and composites.

February 8, 2008 - 8:49am

GA Telesis (GAT) has acquired AM Trading and AM Repair of Tucson, Ariz. The component MRO, located in a 65,000-sq-ft facility on Tucson International Airport, supports the repair and manufacture of Bombardier, Airbus, Boeing, Douglas and Embraer components, including hydraulics, waste systems, fire detection, oxygen systems, avionics, NDT and composites.

November 30, 2007 - 7:43am

The AMTSociety has joined forces with Northrop Rice Foundation to generate scholarships for aviation maintenance-related education. Under the agreement, Northrop will administer the funds to be applied toward AMTScholarship awards.

November 27, 2007 - 7:04am

As part of research activities under the NASA/FAA Joint Universities Program, the MIT International Center for Air Transportation is investigating factors that may act as barriers to the utility of general aviation (GA) transportation in North America. If you use the North American GA transportation system, then MIT would appreciate your feedback on what factors reduce GA utility and what can be done about it.

November 27, 2007 - 6:35am

The application deadline for $125,000 in scholarship money for Women in Aviation International (WAI) members has been extended to December 10. The scholarships include type ratings from Bombardier Business Aviation Services, ExpressJet and Horizon Air, and a separate scholarship from Bombardier for Learjet maintenance training. ICAO, Garmin and Telex are also offering scholarships.

 
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