WASHINGTON - NASA has selected three university-led teams for the first round of a new technical challenge pursuing innovative aviation maintenance practices. These university teams will receive funding from NASA for a two-year research term exploring aviation maintenance challenges related to NASA’s strategic vision for aeronautics, John Gould writes for NASA. Continue reading original article.
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21 Nov. 2023 -The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has tasked three educational institutions - Clemson, U.C. Davis, and Wichita State - to research new aerospace maintenance techniques " including new educational curricula, new standards and technologies, and other anticipated challenges associated with new types of aircraft such as drones, air taxis, or ultra-efficient airliners."
Gould notes that "each awardee must also collaborate with industry partners to best understand the needs of the aviation industry and maintenance ecosystem, as well as work with real-world technology."
The three teams and their topics are:
Clemson University: “Revolutionizing the Future of Aviation Maintenance: A Workforce Development Plan to Navigate the Complexities of a New Aviation Maintenance Ecosystem”
The University of California, Davis: “Future Aviation Maintenance Technical Challenges for Electric and Hybrid-Powered Fixed Wing and Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft”
Wichita State University: “Adoption of Transformative Technologies and Workforce Development for Maintenance and Repair of Advanced Air Mobility Airframe Structures”
Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
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