Movers and Shakers, and Regulators Want YOU to Attend, Too
Ambassador Edward Stimson, U.S.
representative on the council of the International Civil Aviation
Organization; Roy Bridges, director of NASA’s Langley
Research Center; and Congressman John Mica (below) are among
the big shots who have been invited to take part in the third
annual FAA Air Transportation Centers of Excellence (COE) joint
meeting November 4-7 in Daytona Beach (FL).
The FAA Centers of Excellence program was created in 1990 to
facilitate partnerships among government, academia and industry to
address the research needs of the aviation industry. The aviation
centers established by the FAA are: Aircraft Noise, Airport
Technology, Air Transportation Operations Research, Airworthiness
Assurance, Aviation Emissions Mitigation and General Aviation.
Embry-Riddle has the distinction of being the only university to be
a member of four active centers and is the lead university in the
FAA’s Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research.
"Embry-Riddle was selected to co-host the event with the
FAA’s Research Division because of our continual involvement
with critical aviation issues," said Dr. Steve Hampton, head
of research at Embry-Riddle. "We are excited to be able to discuss
the challenges facing the aviation industry
with such a distinguished group of decision makers."
The four-day session will include
discussion of COE success stories, new technologies, future
aviation challenges and opportunities, the role of FAA Centers of
Excellence, and the potential role FAA Centers of Excellence will
assume over the next decade. More than 300 people are expected to
attend the conference, which will be held at the Hilton Oceanfront
In addition to the FAA and Embry-Riddle, COE conference sponsors
include Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Aviation Management Associates
Inc., The Boeing Company, Harris Corp. and Jeppesen.
The Centers of Excellence conference coincides with
Embry-Riddle’s Homecoming activities and Wings & Waves
2003: Embry-Riddle Celebrates the Centennial of Flight. Homecoming
activities begin on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Wings & Waves on
Friday, November 7. Both events continue through Sunday, November