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Boeing Donates USD$5.1 Million to Build Research Center

Boeing Donates USD$5.1 Million to Build Research Center

The Boeing Company donated USD$5.1 million to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to build a research center aimed at advancing aviation safety.

The Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety featuring offices, lab space, and a classroom will be placed in a 13,000-square-foot building on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach in the U.S. state of Florida. The facility is expected to open to students, faculty, and industry professionals in January 2024.

The center is headed up by former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt and will focus on topics such as data analytics to predict and potentially prevent accidents, as well as developing new technologies and training programs to enhance safety.

“By its nature, aviation is self-correcting in that we must continuously apply lessons learned to keep all who fly as safe as possible,” said Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler. “The Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety at Embry-Riddle will provide an infrastructure for systematically investigating and reducing safety risks, from technological challenges to human factors.”

The center will share findings with the broader aviation community to advance knowledge and practices across the industry, as well as foster collaboration across the academic world and the whole industry.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private university focused on aviation and aerospace programs.

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