University Economic Development Association


FTRC and MRO Mod Facility

Award Category: Place + Innovation
Submitted By: Wichita State University
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This Flight Test Research Center and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Modification Facility at Wichita State University National Institute for Aviation Research is a public sector asset that will enable defense and private-sector commercial manufacturers to adopt new materials and technologies faster and at a lower cost increasing their competitiveness, safety, efficacy, and profitability in global markets, while simultaneously driving research and providing experiential learning opportunities for technicians and engineering students.

The university based FTRC and MRO Mod Facility will be a shared national asset (industrial commons) that is anticipated to create 500 high-income aviation jobs over the first seven years of operation and will drive the innovation and advancement of technologies critical to future American aerospace competitiveness. Aviation jobs will include engineering, technician, aircraft flight operations and certification, and/or production jobs for aircraft manufacturing utilizing technologies associated with project such as Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI), composite materials, thermoplastics, automation, sensors, business operations, etc.

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