An expanded FAA NextGen ATC technologies testbed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla. campus officially opened this week.
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A business jet captain pursuing a master’s degree at Embry-Riddle is asking pilots at Part 91 turbine operators to take a survey to help with her degree capstone project.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and Honda Aircraft have announced the development of the industry’s first certification for aerospace coatings applicators. Jason O’Neal, Michael Garza, Eliot Ewald and Jeffrey Varner, all Honda Aircraft employees, are the first four recipients of the new certification.
The University of Illinois is currently hosting an online survey to collect data on maintenance technician work practices and operational conditions related to work and duty patterns across the industry. It should take about 15 minutes to complete, and all maintenance technicians are encouraged to participate. “The idea for the survey came out of the FAA’s aviation fatigue working group.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is developing a course on FBO management and is seeking industry feedback in the form of a survey on what aspects and skills the class should cover. “If we know what they want from an employee who walks in the door, then we’ll give it to them.” said Gary Witt, ERAU’s director of academics, who expects the school to offer the course next year.
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.
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.
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.
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