Hangar of the Future

Big Ten Network highlights technology in aviation

The Big Ten Network has produced a one-minute video on the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Hangar of the Future for its 2015-16 Live Big Series.

It highlights the way students and faculty are adding technology to hangar operations. The video includes interviews with graduate student Amadou Anne and Tim Ropp, clinical associate professor of aviation technology.

Careers take flight at the Hangar of the Future

The Big Ten Network's LiveBIG blog this week features a story on the Hangar of the Future in the College of Technology. The Hangar of the Future offers students a chance to develop electronic and digital solutions to improve maintenance and safety procedures of cutting-edge aircraft. The initiative is led by Tim Ropp, clinical associate professor of aviation technology.

Runway grooved sign wins FAA award for Purdue students

(Photo: Student researchers created the Dual Image Grooved Sign to improve safety on airport runways. This prototype illustrates how it would be seen from three sides.)

Two aviation students have shown their continued ingenuity by placing in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Design Competition for Universities for the second time in three years.

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