ETC’s NASTAR Center Selected as a Team Member in the Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Training Technology and Human Performance
SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, September 14, 2016 – The National Aerospace Training and Research Center (“The NASTAR® Center”), a business unit of Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Pink: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) today announced its selection as a team member in the Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Training Technology and Human Performance (“FAA COE for TTHP”). NASTAR® Center partners with Drexel University as part of a team led by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta described the FAA COE for TTHP as follows, “This world-class, public-private partnership will help us focus on the challenges and opportunities of this cutting-edge field of research. We expect this team will help us educate and train aviation professionals well into the future.”
ETC’s NASTAR® Center joins a team that the FAA said, “All have nationally-recognized collegiate aviation-related education programs and core members also own and operate their own aircraft and airports. A partnership of principal investigators from the different universities will perform the research projects. The universities will engage senior faculty as well as graduate-level and undergraduate students in their research activities.”
ETC’s NASTAR® Center brings to the team a world-class, multi-use aerospace training, research, and educational establishment, featuring an easily accessible facility to all types of customers including: Military, Civilian, Space, Research, and Education. Since its establishment in 2007, the NASTAR® Center has combined state-of-the-art flight simulators with physiology-based courseware and interactive learning methodology to offer the ideal training and research environment requiring replication of extreme flight environments. The NASTAR® Center is a world benchmark for space and aviation training, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”), aeromedical research, and product testing for aviation and space.
NASTAR® Center President Dick Leland said, “We are honored to be part of the Embry Riddle and Drexel team and we look forward to supporting leading edge research in learning technologies and human factors.”
As described by the FAA: The FAA’s Center of Excellence program is a long-term, cost-sharing partnership between academia, industry, and government. Congress authorized Air Transportation Centers of Excellence under the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Authorization Act of 1990. This legislation enables the FAA to work with center members and affiliates to conduct research in airspace and airport planning and design and environment and aviation safety, as well as to engage in other activities to assure a safe and efficient air transportation system.
ETC’s CEO and President, Bob Laurent said, “This is a milestone achievement for the NASTAR® Center. We are proud to serve as members of two FAA COE’s, Commercial Space Transportation and Training Technology and Human Performance.”
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