Daytona Beach, FL- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. The task? Update and change the way air traffic control is done in the US.
Dr. Alan Stolzer of the College of Aviation will lead the research required to upgrade from the decades-old model of instructor-led training in a classroom to a modern, national approach.
The findings and research will likely end up in the classroom, therefore giving the students the information they need for their careers.
The FAA is expected to invest at least $5 million over the next five years in the partnership, with Embry-Riddle heading a team of top-tier academic research institutions and more than 20 industry partners, including the FAA’s NextGen Florida Test Bed already at Embry-Riddle.
The FAA expects the COE will be operational and engaged in a robust research agenda in the next few months. In addition to the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance, the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus is also a core member of the FAA’s Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and NextGen Programs at the Florida Test Bed.
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