Aeronautics & Aviation

Florida Tech, Florida Prep Launch Dual Enrollment Program

The program allows Florida Prep students to complete 21 dual-enrollment credits at Florida Tech and to earn a private pilot license from F.I.T. Aviation.

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Florida Tech, Alumni Help Get Supplies to the Bahamas

The university provided air transport, pilots, fuel and more to assist the region after it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

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Florida Tech Aeronautics Professor: More Plane Crashes Will Happen Unless Safety Systems Overhauled

Shem Malmquist, Longtime Accident Investigator, Available for Interviews As investigations continue into two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology who has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981 suggests there will be more accidents like these unless and until changes are made to aircraft safety systems. “The best way to…

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College of Aeronautics Grad Students Win Design Competition

A team of Florida Tech graduate students in the College of Aeronautics won first place in the prestigious University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs from the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Working with faculty advisor Debbie Carstens, graduate student team members Erin Egoroff, Abdullah “Barry” Bouran and Bhoomin Chauhan designed a system using LiDAR and pressure plates to alert air traffic…

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Grumman retirees honor Skurla, Florida Tech

Florida Tech and Grumman Aerospace and its former CEO, George Skurla, have deep connections stretching back decades that helped shape both institutions.

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Florida Tech Community Unites to Assist Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Thanks to an aid efforts led by Florida Institute of Technology, thousands of pounds of medical supplies, food and generators were flown directly to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Girls in Aviation Day Happening Sept. 23 at FIT Aviation

Aviation businesses such as Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins will have informational displays, and hands-on experiences will be offered, as well.

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Florida Tech Students, Alumna Participate in 2,600-Mile Air Race

Chesapeake Gustin and Sherisse Pierre will fly 2,600 miles from Maryland to New Mexico as participants in the 41st annual Air Race Classic.

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F.I.T. Aviation Honored by FAA with Award for Dedication to Safety, Education

F.I.T. Aviation LLC’s maintenance shop and aviation maintenance technicians won the FAA's William (Bill) O’Brien Diamond AMT Employer Award.

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Florida Tech Launches Online Professional Doctorate in Aviation

The innovative degree, offered 100 percent online, is ideal for aviation executives, aviation academics looking for a professional terminal degree and aviation professionals who want to advance their careers.

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