Marinvent and Embry-Riddle expand R&D relationship

Marinvent Corp. and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have expanded their long-standing relationship, and will now cooperate on the development, testing, and certification of new avionics concepts and technologies that will become part of the FAA’s NextGen system.

“The lessons that I learned as a post-graduate student at Embry-Riddle have helped me build Marinvent into a world-class organization. I am pleased and proud to be working once again with my alma mater to help accomplish a major transformation of the role of the pilot in the airspace system. Our efforts will be part of a pivotal transition that will lead to significant environmental, safety, and efficiency benefits for future generations,” stated Marinvent’s President John Maris.

“The FAA’s NextGen system will improve air travel in virtually every way, and it will take government, industry, and academia working together to make that happen,” said Dr. Richard Heist, executive vice president and chief academic officer of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus. “In this important and wide-ranging project, Embry-Riddle is excited to collaborate with John Maris, one of our most distinguished alumni, and his award-winning company.”

Since its incorporation in 1983, Marinvent has specialized in providing the tools and expertise to  reduce the risk and cost of aerospace development programs. Marinvent was the developer of Jeppesen Sanderson’s TCL/MC3 technology, which has become a worldwide standard for the depiction of electronic terminal chart data in the cockpit. The company operates a specialized research aircraft and a dedicated simulator platform to support these activities.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities, and government agencies.

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