The FAA has established Centers of Excellence with more than 75 universities conducting research and education in nine other topic areas focusing on: commercial space transportation, airliner cabin environment and intermodal research, aircraft noise and aviation emissions mitigation, advanced materials, general aviation, airworthiness assurance, operations research, airport pavement and airport technology, and computational modeling of aircraft structures.
The results of the research conducted through these Centers has resulted in enhancements to policy, guidance and overall safety improvements in many areas, including: remote airport lighting, updated training methodologies for aviation safety inspectors, advancements in Automatic Dependent Surveillance/Broadcast (ADS-B), helipad lighting enhancements for emergency medical services, a national general aviation flight information database, a national wildlife database, reduction of approach fuel burn by 10-20 percent, and many other innovations.
For more information about the FAA Centers of Excellence program, visit the COE web page at http://www.faa.gov/go/coe.
FAA Issues the Final Solicitation for the COE for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E) With a Closing Date of Wednesday, March 20.
Upon completion of the competitive process, the FAA will enter into cooperative agreements with core university members and award matching grants to establish, operate and conduct research on...
The goal includes to put 1 billion gallons of alternate jet fuel in use by 2018, according to the FAA.
Administration is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for...