Atlantic County’s aviation tech park announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — which signifies a boost in the academic and research opportunities tied to the region.
The relationship with Embry-Riddle, which was first reported by ROI-NJ in November, will help the National Aviation Research and Technology Park obtain access to federal research funds, along with access to aviation leaders like Boeing, who are working with the university at its research park in Daytona Beach, Florida.
“With this MOU, Embry-Riddle will now serve as an academic partner of NARTP to help advance the aviation sciences through research activities to enhance the safety, security, efficiency and capacity of air transportation,” NARTP board President Edward Salmon said in a statement Thursday.
Embry-Riddle already has been making waves in Atlantic County, by partnering with Atlantic City High School to discuss an aviation STEM initiative, as well as focusing on the Atlantic City International Airport and the potential to turn it into a smart airport.
“We are honored to partner with the NARTP to accelerate the pace of innovation in aviation and avionics through education and research initiatives,” said Alan Stolzer, dean of Embry-Riddle’s College of Aviation in Daytona Beach.
“Aviation safety and workforce capacity are top-priority goals, which will be supported through this collaborative venture.”