Embry-Riddle to Receive Collier Trophy for ADS-B Role

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is among the winners of the 2007 Collier Trophy, awarded to a team of organizations that collaborated to develop the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system.

Embry-Riddle pioneered the implementation and testing of ADS-B in its aircraft. The flight training fleets at its campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., are fully equipped with the new technology.

With ADS-B, both pilots and controllers see radar-like displays with accurate traffic data from satellites, updated in real time. Pilots also have access to weather services, terrain maps, and flight information services. The improved situational awareness enables pilots to fly at safe distances from each another with less assistance from air traffic controllers. [Read more...]

Careers in Aviation announces $2,500 scholarship from Flightline Group

Careers in Aviation has received a $5,000 donation from the Flightline Group.

The donation will assist in general support for the organization, and more importantly, toward the establishment of a Flightline Group, Inc. Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is designated for a potential or current student pursuing a career in aviation, who expresses a need for financial support to complete training or education. [Read more...]