Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research

Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research: A Center of Research Excellence (A³IR-CORE)

The Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research (A³IR- CORE), a University-level Center of Research Excellence that resides in the Department of Aviation Technology, is focused on the dual mission of solving industry problems and providing educational experiences for students by actively involving both graduate and undergraduate student researchers working closely with faculty mentors in a highly-collaborative multidisciplinary environment.  The Center is sponsored by industry partners, and a portion of the research performed is done so in conjunction with those partners.  The research agenda of the Center is concentrated primarily in the area of operational assessment and improvement of the aviation enterprise.  This work is accomplished through three divisions: an internal division which works with the Aviation Technology Department’s flight and maintenance operations, an external division working with industry sponsors, and a scholarship division which disseminates the research of the first two divisions through internationally-recognized conferences and peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Flagship Functions of the A³IR-CORE Center

  • To cultivate undergraduate research and enhance the undergraduate and graduate educational experience by facilitating teams composed of faculty mentors working alongside graduate and undergraduate students
  • To offer graduate students opportunities to lead research teams
  • To explore new and emerging research methodologies and apply them to existing and innovative research ideas
  • To contribute to Purdue e-Pubs, a product of Purdue University Libraries' open access publishing initiative 
  • To manage the Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering (JATE), a double-blind, peer-reviewed open access journal published biannually
  • To promote the bridging of aviation technology and engineering

Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research

Current areas of research in the A³IR-CORE Center

Applied Internal Research:

  • Operations Center
  • Fleet Utilization
  • Maintenance
  • Weather
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Dispatch
  • Ramp Control

Applied External Research:

United Airlines

  • Resource Optimization and Planning

Delta Air Lines

  • Human Factors in Line Maintenance

Scholarly Publications:

The Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering (JATE)