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Florida Tech Earns EASA Authorization, Pursues Airbus Partnership


MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is pioneering new partnerships aimed at enhancing its role as an international leader for flight training. The university’s flight training organization, FIT Aviation, has earned authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to become the first Approved Training Organization (ATO) to achieve compliance under new European standards.

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FIT Aviation Programs Receive Five New Aircraft from Piper Aircraft, Inc.


MELBOURNE, FLA.— The flight training arm of Florida Institute of Technology is welcoming a shipment of five new airplanes. The aircraft delivered Feb. 21 are Piper Archer TX models with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics systems. These aircraft bring the flight school’s fleet total to 46 aircraft overall and 13 of the type after the initial delivery of eight Archers in May of 2013.

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Florida Tech Partners with Four European Flight Training Organizations, Expands Global Mission


MELBOURNE, FLA.—Even as global pilot shortages are predicted, Florida Institute of Technology Aviation Programs has joined forces with four European Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) to enhance the university’s pilot training capacity.

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Florida Tech Leads FAA Center of Excellence Meeting for Commercial Space Transportation in Washington, D.C.


MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology was one of nine core universities in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation Third Annual Technical Meeting.

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