This year Ford is sponsoring an opening day concert featuring Kenny Loggins; a celebration of "50 Years of Mustang" activities; the nightly Fly-In Movie Theater with blockbuster and classic aviation films; and more
The center will strengthen academic and research programs, recruit industry to Alabama, improve flight operations and training and collaborate with other colleges and universities, particularly in workforce development efforts.
Nadcap accreditation is a prerequisite for inclusion on the qualified product list for major aircraft OEMs including Boeing’s A10 and 777, Bombardier’s C-series, Sikorsky’s S-92, Gulfstream, UTC-UTAS A320 and Triumph programs.
With the completion of an FAA-approved aviation degree program from Embry-Riddle, graduates are also eligible to receive the newly created Restricted ATP certification after 1,000 or 1,250 flight training hours.
The order – a combination of 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs – also includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase value to approximately $75 billion at list prices.