Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has taken delivery of a Mentor advanced aircraft training device built by Frasca. The trainer will be used in studies of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, in the university’s Normobaric lab. The Mentor replicates a Cessna 172 cockpit complete with Garmin G1000 avionics and a Truvision visual system.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The University of North Dakota (UND) Flying Team won the 2010 Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) national collegiate aviation competition, which was held at Indiana State University-Terre Haute from May 17 to 22. The win marked UND’s 16th SAFECON championship in the 25 years that the university has participated in this competition.
Airports that adopted the voluntary security measures of AOPA’s Airport Watch program saw a steep decline in crime the year after the program’s launch, according to a survey of 122 Pennsylvania noncommercial airports conducted by an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide educator.
Piper Aircraft has announced several leadership changes. President John Becker resigned from the company and was succeeded by Kevin Gould, who retained his title of CEO. Jeff Barger, formerly senior director of manufacturing, has been promoted to v-p of manufacturing operations, while Dr. Dennis Olcott, previously the company’s senior director of engineering, has been named v-p of engineering.
Customers of JSSI’s hourly-cost maintenance services can now have work done at Duncan Aviation facilities on favorable terms through a new agreement between the two companies.
NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee has added Jet Aviation FBO & Charter Sales to the list of companies that sponsor the scholarships it administers. Other sponsors include Ac-u-Kwik, Air BP Aviation Services, Chevron Global Aviation, ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitat FBOs, Jeppesen DataPlan, Signature Flight Support and Universal Weather and Aviation.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is opening an International Center for Aviation and Wildlife Risk Mitigation at its Prescott, Ariz. campus. The new center will bring together top aviation wildlife experts to share and develop new research and management solutions to reduce the dangers that animals pose to aircraft and serve as a resource to airports around the world.
The aerospace industry needs to make a concerted effort to attract young people to aviation careers, according to presenters at this year’s New Jersey State Aviation Conference, the theme of which was “Challenges in Aviation Education.”
The need to attract new talent becomes increasingly important as industry professionals age. “The whole aviation industry
Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), which provides hourly cost maintenance programs for entire aircraft and engines, is introducing its Premium Engine program here at the EBACE show.
Western companies are still flocking to the Middle East to secure a piece of the business aviation action in a marketplace that continues to defy global economic gloom, at least for the time being.