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More than 100 aviation leaders from the U.S. and abroad are gathered at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus this week for the 30th year of the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS), an annual conference for academic and industry leaders.
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University-industry research partnerships are vitally important to U.S. manufacturing, and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, “a goal to provide more high-paying, high-quality jobs” drives all such efforts, Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler wrote in an op-ed published August 13 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
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The New York Times interviewed Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh for a story about the increase of flight delays during the busy months of summer travel. Weather delays in the summer months can add to the obstacles for summer travelers. A single storm can disrupt as many as 100 flights, causing airlines to lose millions of dollars. “The wind is one of the most important issues,” Vasigh said. “Wind shear is one of the most dangerous things.” The story is titled “Summer Flight Delayed? Don’t Assume It’s a Storm.”
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Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or “drones” will soon help Daytona Beach police officers and firefighters find lost nursing-home residents and assess hazardous areas following hurricanes or other disasters. A new aviation program has been launched by the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD), in collaboration with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses. The program – including a five-officer unit and a plan for two drones – is expected to launch by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
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Embry-Riddle Worldwide graduate, the Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, was confirmed Aug. 3 by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
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Air France 447 was on a routine night flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009 when it disappeared off radar. Embry-Riddle Alum Shem Malmquist has co-authored a book on the disappearance and investigation of the Airbus 330 that went from cruise altitude to the bottom of the South Atlantic Ocean in just over four minutes.
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“The future of our industry lies in the hands of people who were born in the digital information age – and it is having an impact on how the Next Generation of aviation learners and professionals learn and work.”
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Embry-Riddle students, Amy Ramos, Heidi Hammerstein and Casey Stedman, who are also Project PoSSUM scientist-astronaut candidates, just spent two weeks in the remote town of High Level in northern Alberta, Canada as part of a 12-person Project PoSSUM team that was deployed to study extremely high and elusive ‘space clouds’ called noctilucent clouds.
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A recent collaboration between Mexico’s CETYS University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will not only strengthen the Baja California-based university’s master's program in Engineering and Innovation but also establish a series of courses specifically addressing the needs and interests of the fast-growing aerospace industry in Mexico.
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 7 as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott will co-host Wings Out West, which will feature an aerial demonstration, numerous static displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.
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Embry-Riddle Worldwide graduates, Marine Corps Maj. Jeffrey Mullins (’06, WW) and Navy Lt. Garrett Hopkins (’09, WW), have been selected to be part of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, for the 2018 air show season.
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Registration Still Open for Daily Competition Pitting Unmanned Pilots Against Each Other 
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From June 5 to June 10 of 2017, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus was one among 29 universities across the nation that took part in a NASA challenge which put students' specially designed micro-gravity tools to use. NASA's Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity invited undergraduate research students to design, build, and test devices to address authentic space exploration obstacles.
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Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has increased its credit rating for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from Baa1 to A3. This investment-grade rating is the highest underlying rating the University has received from Moody’s.
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The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University released the key results of the ATRS 2017 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report at the 2017 ATRS World Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.  This annual report provides a comprehensive, unbiased comparison of airport performance worldwide, focusing on productivity and operating/management efficiency, unit cost competitiveness and comparison of airport charges.
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