News Briefs

Virginia State Trooper Lt. Henry Jay Cullen, 48, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017, was a 1991 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. He received a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical Science. The entire Embry-Riddle community’s thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult and sad time.
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The Daytona Beach News-Journal interviewed Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh about the trend in which airlines are shifting traffic away from regional airports and instead to major hubs. The recent addition of JetBlue Airways led to an increase in traffic at the Daytona Beach International Airport by 70 percent since 2009. Despite this growth, the airport does not expect to add more flights or carriers. In the article, Vasigh says that the Daytona Beach airport’s growth is similar to many Florida airports which have experienced 6 to 7 percent growth in the last few years. The story is titled “Soaring Totals Unlikely to Score Daytona New Destinations.”
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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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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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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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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recently announced that Embry-Riddle Worldwide student Ronnie Steele has achieved what only one of the 279 VFW Post Commanders globally have – All-American Commander status.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has formed a research partnership with Defenshield, a leading developer of technologies focused on active-shooter prevention, entry control and access points, improved hostage negotiations, personnel protection, diplomatic and VIP security, over-watch positions and the immediate establishment of security checkpoints.
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The final piece of big steel was bolted in place on the student union at the topping-out ceremony held by the construction team at Barton Malow over the weekend. Next up – finishing the roof and installing the thermal glass for the massive skylight that will stretch the length of the fourth floor in the library.
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A group of Embry-Riddle students who won an international design competition spent three days in Paris last week as the prize for their unmanned aircraft system landing pad. 
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With the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will now provide novel ways to expose high school students in Sri Lanka to aviation and aerospace education. Gateway College will extend these opportunities not only to their students but also to anyone who is passionate to make a difference and fulfil their dreams of learning to fly.
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After learning that their peers had great ideas for ventures but needed extra support, Embry-Riddle students Ludy Castro, Younkyung “Cleo” Cho and Anthony Matthews got the idea to help other students start businesses from the comfort of their own dorm room.
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