Stan Wilson has been promoted to president of Columbia Helicopters (Booth No. C811). A member of the Columbia team since 1986, Wilson was vice president of finance for the past 13 years. The move has long been planned, according to Columbia. “Our company’s current global economic outlook has finally offered us the opportunity to implement some changes we have been planning for some time,” said former president and CEO Mike Fahey, who will remain as CEO.
On the agenda for this year’s National Air Transportation Association FBO
Leadership Conference are a variety of events covering marketing, airports, security, media attacks on aviation, general aviation manufacturing issues, building codes for foam fire-protection systems and a keynote speech by George Mason University head coach Jim Larranaga. The FBO Leadership Conference is scheduled for June 9 to 11
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.
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.