Houston Lobbies Hard For New ERAU Campus | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.19.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.19.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Houston Lobbies Hard For New ERAU Campus

City Offers "Big Texas Welcome" To Embry-Riddle Representatives

Hundreds of business and community leaders, aviation and aerospace professionals, and others gathered at Houston's Ellington Airport (KEFD) Wednesday to welcome Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. John Johnson, who is exploring the possibility of naming Houston as a new campus site for the university specializing in aviation and aerospace.

In remarks made at KEFD, Dr. Johnson shared his vision to open a third campus for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to meet the world's aerospace needs. Embry-Riddle has more than 100,000 alumni, and the enrollment for a new campus is estimated to be 1,000 aerospace and aviation students.

"As home to Ellington Airport and NASA, Houston would be the perfect location for Embry-Riddle students," said Mayor Annise Parker. "This is a university that would provide education in a specialized field that would bring even more prestige to Houston, which is why we hope to be their final choice."


Houston Area Sectional

Houston leaders offered details about why the fourth largest city in the United States is a good fit for Embry-Riddle. Houston is home to numerous aviation and aerospace facilities including:

  • Ellington Airport (KEFD), military and general aviation airport with more than 90 years of history and 600 acres for development.
  • William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU), low-cost carrier airport serving  million passengers.
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH), the largest hub for the largest airline in the world and the eighth busiest airport in the United States serves 40 million passengers.  
  • NASA's Johnson Space Center with hundreds of allied businesses in the region and a workforce of more than 14,000 employees.

"The first words spoken as man was landing on the moon were, 'Houston, the eagle has landed,'" said Mario C. Diaz, Houston Airport System director of aviation. "Houston hopes to land the new campus site for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University."

FMI: www.fly2houston.com, www.erau.edu

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.23.16: Santa Monica Fights On, ISS Readies, ICAO Flight Plans

Also: ANN Is Hiring!, Aero-Calendar, UAV v Helo, AIA Briefs Clinton, First LM-100J, Teamsters, Smalltrack A resolution has been considered by the Santa Monica City Council would ma>[...]

Airborne 08.22.16: Small Drone Rule, Lightspeed Tango, Paper Chart Prices

Also: CommutAir, Norseman Takeoff, Asteroid Sample, A-4 Accident, RS-25 Test, ANA's 50th 787, Banyan Repair Station We have been covering the news about FAR 107, which addresses no>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-16-15 PRODUCT: certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes.>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-16-14 PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.16)

Cavanaugh Flight Museum The Cavanaugh Flight Museum opened in October 1993, the brainchild of its founder, entrepreneur Jim Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh placed his growing collection of hi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC