The Alliance for Sustainable Air Transportation (ASAT) was publicly launched late last week at a Florida summit on global climate change in Miami.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet on June 10 signed an agreement with the FAA to start a five-year, phased implementation of proven NextGen technologies throughout Florida in collaboration with the Florida DOT Aviation Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The first phase of the project (2008 to 2010) will focus on deploying RNP technology for performance-based navigation and ADS-B.
Nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is now offering an accelerated first officer flight training (FOFT) program, which trains first officer candidates to regional airline and corporate fleet standards in less than a year.
Very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet today signed an agreement with the FAA to start a five-year, phased implementation of proven NextGen technologies throughout Florida in collaboration with the Florida DOT Aviation Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Houston-based aircraft handling agent Air Routing International are preparing an online professional development program for business aviation schedulers. The program will be offered by NBAA and will be modeled after the association’s corporate aviation management certificate program for flight department managers.
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.
The FAA has given $20 million to the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation, a research and training facility at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. The money will be used in the advancement and study of such areas as ATC, Free Flight, composite materials, avionics, crashworthiness and survivability.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a new program that will allow transition from aviation enthusiast to regional airline pilot in less than a year. The accelerated First Officer Flight Training Program is designed as a 10- to 12-month course which provides 550 hr of total flight experience and advanced simulator flight time, preparing the candidate for a position as a first officer on a domestic regional airline.
Richard Ramsden joined Minneapolis-based Wells Fargo Equipment Finance as a
v-p specializing in corporate aircraft loans and leases. Ramsden came to the company from Bombardier Capital, where he was manager of aircraft finance.
Rolls-Royce promoted Scott Crislip to helicopters president for the company.
He succeeds Stuart Mullan, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Crislip joined Rolls-Royce in 2002 as v-p of mission-ready management solutions.
CMC Electronics named Jean-Pierre Mortreux president and CEO. He joined the company from Thales Avionics North America, where he was president and CEO.