Students in Purdue Polytechnic’s aviation technology-related majors won first- and third-place awards at the Transportation Research Board’s annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
A team of Purdue Polytechnic students will be competing in the 45th annual Air Race Classic, an all-woman, daylight-only race in which race teams fly a defined course to a list of predefined airports.
Purdue Aviation Day will be held April 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue University Airport. The event, which is free and open to the public, offers families the opportunity to explore aircraft from different eras, hear guest speakers and view exhibits from the aviation industry. No tickets or registration are required.
General aviation pilots will be welcome to fly their aircraft to the event and attend a “fly-in breakfast” from 9 to 11 a.m. Pilots flying in are asked to register in advance; see the link in the article.
The annual aviation celebration is planned and executed exclusively by student leaders within the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute.
United Airlines and Purdue University announced a new partnership between Aviate, United’s career development program for pilots, and the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute. The partnership will provide a direct pathway for students majoring in professional flight from their studies to flight decks in United’s fleet.
Since 2018, Purdue Polytechnic faculty have been collaborating to explore the intersection between learning and work within the context of technology. Through new approaches to education and workforce training and development, their ongoing “Future Work and Learning” research aims to empower employees to take charge of their careers and become active, successful professionals and members of society.
John H. Mott, associate professor of aviation and transportation technology, has been named the new head of Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.
Qilei Zhang, graduate research assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, is developing a data-driven approach to accurately quantify operations estimates for general aviation airports. His research could help airports that do not have air traffic controllers develop better ways to control noise and emissions.
Three large flight simulators in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology could help the aviation industry address its critical shortage of pilots.
Dawit Lemma, founder and CEO of Krimson Aviation and a 2002 graduate from Purdue’s aeronautical engineering technology and flight technology programs, launched the $100,000 Krimson Aviation Scholarship and the Krimson Business Opportunity Program Scholarship for students from minority groups under-represented in aviation.
Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology has created the Purdue University National Aviation Symposium – Emerging Critical Shortages of Pilots and Maintenance Technicians, a three-day symposium in the fall of 2022 to identify and mitigate challenges to creating a sufficient pool of qualified pilots and technicians. The symposium will feature Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.