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FAA Allocates $13.5 Million for 32 Schools to Develop Future Pilots and Technicians

FAA Allocates $13.5 Million for 32 Schools to Develop Future Pilots and Technicians

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will distribute funds totaling $13.5 million to thirty-two colleges in an effort to better recruit and prepare students for jobs as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians.

The FAA’s Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce Development Grants programme will provide $4.5 million to twelve of the schools. With this support, the schools can develop and implement curriculum aimed at preparing high school students for careers in aviation, aerospace engineering, or drone operation. Grants can also be utilised to help instructors advance their careers.

The funds will be spread to 32 schools across the United States. The goal is to attract and train potential aviation students for industry branches that have suffered major obstacles as a result of the pandemic’s aftermath. Changes have modified the direction of aviation, affecting overall revenue for corporations and employees. It has led to a decline in industrial demand.
Grant recipients include:

Beaufort County Schools, Washington, N.C.: $374,930
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, N.C.: $393,142
Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, Wisc.: $27,800
Georgetown Independent School District, Georgetown, Texas: $462,208.95
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, Pa: $169,692.58
Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa: $493.,657
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio: $419,708.47
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.: $476,643
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio: $346,400
Pacific Aviation Northwest, Inc., Grant Pass, Ore.: $500,000
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.: $500,000
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.: $335,818


Grant recipients include: 

  • AAR Aircraft Services, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.: $500,000 
  • Aersale, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.: $400,000 
  • Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School, Bessemer, Ala.: $398,375 
  • Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Alexandria, La..: $500,000 
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio: $493,277 
  • Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.: $497,317
  • Conway School District, Conway, N.H.: $301,129 
  • DFC, Inc., Woodland, Calif.: $500,000 
  • Houston Community College System, Houston, Texas: $402,284 
  • Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa: $302,816
  • Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa.: $500,000 
  • Joby Elevate, Inc., Santa Cruz, Calif.: $500,000 
  • Kenton County Airport Board, Hebron, Ky.: $479,000
  • Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.: $496,016
  • Maysville Community and Technical College, Maysville, Ky.: $500,000
  • North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, N.D.: $307, 608
  • O.S. Johnson Technical Institute, Scranton, Pa.: $423,754
  • San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, Calif.: $498,555
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.: $500,000
  • Thomas University, Thomasville, Ga.: $499,869


Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.


Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.


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