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Pilot shortage hits US regional airline

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YahooNews! | By Luc Olinga

Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry.

United Calls in Pilots for Extra Training

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The Wall Street Journal | By Andy Pasztor and Susan Carey

All 12,000 aviators will have an extra training day in response to incidents more than a year ago

By the end of April, each aviator at United, the nation’s No. 3 airline by traffic, will be required to attend a day of classroom instruction focusing on various safety issues and enhanced teamwork.

OCTC Aviation Program Adds to Regional Airport Numbers

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Airport takeoffs, landings up 19% | Keith Lawrence | Source: McClatchy

Takeoffs and landings at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport were up 19 percent in 2015, Airport Manager Bob Whitmer said Monday.

They increased from 19,364 to 22,954 -- a difference of 3,590.

Burgin and Willett Awarded $2,000 AAAE Scholarships


Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology congratulates students Christopher Burgin and Holden Willett as this year's AAAE scholarship recipients.

Student Business Concept Accepted for E3 Conference Poster Session

Student Corey Oney with Assistant Professor of Management Qian Xiao

Professional Flight student, Corey Oney from Olive Hill, Ky. continues to “fly high” even in non-aviation academic pursuits.

According to Assistant Professor of Management, Dr. Qian Xiao, students in her MGT 301-Principles of Management for Non-business Majors were required to prepare a project relevant to business concept creation.

Veteran Finds Camaraderie on Campus

Christopher “Cris” Burgin

Nelson County High graduate Christopher “Cris” Burgin, a U.S. Army veteran, knew about EKU’s veteran-friendly reputation before enrolling as a full-time student in the Fall of 2012. But he soon realized that the benefits were more than rankings and national recognition.

EKU Aviation Recognized in 2016 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges

EKU Aviation Fleet

Eastern Kentucky University again has been recognized nationally for its responsiveness to connecting programs and students with high-demand, high-growth careers in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

EKU forges partnerships and friendships in China

l-r: Dr. Deyun Chen, Dr. Chuntao Man, Vice President Junfeng Wu, Dr. Guoyi Xiu,

During the Christmas season of 2013, a delegation from the Harbin (China) University of Science and Technology (HUST) made a trip to the U.S. to visit the EKU College of Business and Technology (CBT).

EKU-A Acquires the Latest in Flight Simulation Technology

EKU Aviation student Tori Williams pilots the new SIM

Eastern Kentucky University Aviation has just received the latest in flight simulation technology. To enhance flight training, a Precision Flight Controls Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) has been added to the aviation program’s inventory.

This SIM will allow students to be taught state-of-the-art flying techniques- from the safety of the ground, and at a lower cost.

Colleges team up for high-flying opportunity

EKU-SKCTC Aviation Bell Co

BELL CO., Ky (WYMT) - A high-flying opportunity for college students in Southeastern Kentucky.

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will team up with Eastern Kentucky University's Aviation Program, to provide students a unique opportunity.