Professional Flight

Future Work and Learning research projects focus on all human-technology interactions

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.

Identifying flight phase times to predict harmful emissions, noise pollution

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.

Krimson Aviation announces Purdue diversity scholarship for aviation, management

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 aviation experts collaborate with industry to address critical shortage of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians

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 April 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.

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