The FAA has selected teams from the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP). The COE will conduct research and development on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians. [Read more…]
An Israel-based innovation center is looking for four to six startup businesses “in the fields of aviation and travel” for an inaugural class of companies to “nurture groundbreaking technologies.”
The newly launched program, called Navigator, is the product of partners EL AL Israel Airlines’ Cockpit program and JetBlue Technology Ventures. [Read more…]
Each year the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) present national awards designed to recognize the contributions of those individuals in aviation who fly and volunteer for the benefit of others, their public benefit flying organizations, and those who support them.
Nominations are due now for the National Public Benefit Flying Awards. Deadline is Aug. 31.
Full information is available at http://www.aircarealliance.org/2016-awards.
A coalition of aviation and aerospace companies, industry associations and state educational institutions joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) at AirVenture 2016 to unveil a new partnership to explore the establishment of an aviation/aerospace center of excellence in southeastern Wisconsin.
The proposed Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies will bring together industry and academic researchers, engineers and programmers to develop and test new aerospace and cybersecurity systems in one location, which would make it the first independent facility of its kind in the nation, according to officials. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while the Ryan Navion was on short final to the runway in Fresno, Calif., he increased power to maintain the glideslope and then heard a muffled “bang or chug,” followed by the engine sounding “as if it were drowning.” [Read more…]
The August 2016 issue of Seattle Business magazine has two feature stories regarding commercial aviation in the greater Puget Sound in Washington state.
Why do I care? Because “small aircraft” are a part of the story — and not in a good way. [Read more…]
Andrew Schmertz, a blogger at the Huffington Post, says in a recent post that the very thing that GA fears could actually save general aviation: Drones.
Also known as unmanned aerial systems and remotely piloted aircraft, drones are not only enticing kids into aviation, but also adults, who once they’ve gotten a taste of flight, want to try it in a “real” airplane. “And that’s the “a-ha” moment,” he says in the post.
Check it out here and let us know if you agree.