FAA moves to establish research center of excellence for airport safety technology

WASHINGTON, 20 May 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington are making plans to establish a research center of excellence for airport safety technology.

May 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON, 20 May 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington are making plans to establish a research center of excellence for airport safety technology.

FAA research centers of excellence are partnerships with colleges and universities to operate regional centers of air transportation excellence. These centers may contract with others to conduct crucial research and development to improve U.S. and global commercial airline transportation.

The FAA is scheduling a public meeting on the soon-to-be-established FAA Center of Excellence for Airport Safety Technology for 8 July 2010 at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J., which is adjacent to the Atlantic City International Airport.

Sponsors of the public meeting are the FAA Air Transportation Center of Excellence Program Office and the FAA Office of Airports.

To register for the meeting, or for more information, provide your name, title, organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number to Dr. Patricia Watts, the FAA grants officer and the national COE program director, by e-mail at patricia.watts@faa.gov, or by post at Contracts Branch, ACM-510, Attn. Patricia Watts, Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City, N.J. 08405.

The FAA today supervises seven centers of excellence (COE) and associated advisory boards: the COE for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE); the Joint Center for Advanced Materials Research (JAMS); the COE for Aircraft Noise and Aviation Emissions Mitigation (PARTNER); the COE for General Aviation (CGAR); the COE for Airport Technology (CEAT); the COE for Operations Research (NEXTOR); and the COE for Airworthiness Assurance (AACE).

More information about the public meeting on the proposed FAA Center of Excellence for Airport Safety Technology is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOT/FAA/WJHTC/10-C-COAST-P/listing.html.

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