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New aviation center to strengthen Auburn University programs, boost the industry and state economy

Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Regional Airport, discusses the new aviation center with members of the media. AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is elevating its aviation program by establishing a center that will serve as a focal point for instruction, research and outreach and support the aviation and aerospace industries.

The center will strengthen academic and research programs, recruit industry to Alabama, improve flight operations and training and collaborate with other colleges and universities, particularly in workforce development efforts.

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Auburn University aviation programs’ accreditation reaffirmed by Aviation Accreditation Board International

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has received confirmation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International, or AABI, that its flight education and aviation management programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation.

“Auburn University has a rich history in aviation education,” Auburn University Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality aviation education experience to help prepare future leaders in the industry.”

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Auburn aviation plans weekend of homecoming festivities

AUBURN – A full weekend of activities has been planned for the aviation management program in conjunction with Auburn’s homecoming festivities.

Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Lowder 125, Ralph J. Vasami, CEO of Universal Weather and Aviation Services Inc., will address students and faculty at a public forum. Vasami is the 2010 Aviation Management Advisory Board Distinguished Visitor.

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Alabama to celebrate 100 years of aviation history March 26 in Montgomery

AUBURN – Alabama will commemorate its 100 years of aviation history on March 26 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery. Aviation and history scholars will be on hand to guide discussions on subjects ranging from the Wright Brothers’ flight school in Alabama to the state’s aerospace industry.

The symposium will coincide with a reception and display of Air Force art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, March 25, and a two-day air show and open house at Maxwell Air Force Base on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28.

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Auburn to hold aviation management festivities homecoming weekend

AUBURN – A full weekend of activities will begin on Thursday for the annual aviation management reunion in the Auburn University College of Business.

Jack Pelton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cessna Aircraft Company, will address students and faculty at a public forum on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in room 125 of the Lowder Business Building. Pelton is the 2009 Aviation Management Advisory Board Distinguished Visitor.

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Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation to support Auburn aviation

AUBURN – The Board of Directors of the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation has pledged $200,000 to the Auburn University College of Business in support of flight education. The gift will be used to purchase a glass cockpit flight training device and create an endowment to support proper maintenance and upkeep of the equipment throughout its useful life.

A 1926 graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Solon Dixon was a leader in the forestry industry. Dixon began his career, however, in the aeronautical engineering and flight education programs at Auburn, instructing student pilots for nearly a decade.

“We know that the glass simulator will improve the training for students and enable them to be more competitive as they pursue career opportunities and that it will be a reminder of Mr. Dixon’s role in the formulation of the earliest flight programs at Auburn University,” said Doris Tyler, president of the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation.

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