Eviation Aircraft, an all-electric air mobility manufacturer has announced that it has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, specializing in aviation and aerospace, for research and development with fourth-year undergraduate engineering students, the company said.
The university program is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 at the Prescott campus.
Embry-Riddle students and faculty will work with Eviation´s zero-emission all electric aircraft solutions, to focus on performance analysis, validation and testing as well as future electric propulsion and airframe design concepts. The university program will offer students the opportunity to contribute to and participate in preliminary design and sub-scale testing, a highly specialized and unique experience for students training for aviation careers. For nearly a century, Embry-Riddle has been educating some of the brightest and bravest in aviation who drive innovation and keep the aerospace and related industries running safely and productively.
Eviation Aircraft Ltd. is developing and manufacturing efficient electric aircraft in an effort to make electric aviation a fast, competitive, and sustainable answer to the on-demand mobility of people and goods.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master´s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence.