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National/International Experts + Demonstrations at AirCon 2015 in Phx

14 January 2015   Jason Kadah

Experts Tackle Aviation and the Global Community at A3IRCON 2015

WHAT: The 2015 Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace International Research (A3IR) Conference, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus, will feature more than 100 presentations on the following topics:

  • Global Security, Cyber Intelligence and Aviation Safety

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems and UAVs – Privacy and Security, National Airspace System Integration

  • Human Factors, CRM and Aviation Psychology

  • Systems Safety, including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

The keynote speaker is the Hon. Robert Sumwalt, a current member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A pilot with more than 30 years of experience, including 24 years as an airline pilot, Sumwalt was appointed to a two-year term as NTSB vice chairman in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was then reappointed to the Board as a member for an additional five-year term by President Barack Obama in 2011. He has been involved with and led numerous airline safety programs and is co-founder of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Critical Incident Response Program, which provides guidance to airline personnel involved in traumatic incidents.

Complete daily conference agenda is available here:  Follow the event on Twitter @A3IRCON.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 2015

*Members of the news media are invited to attend any of the presentations and interview any of the presenters. A highly visual UAV demonstration by students will take place Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  An Airbus A350 simulator will also be available for reporters/photographers to experience.

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport, 3422 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, Ariz.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle), and find expert videos at For more about Prescott Campus, follow on Twitter at @ERAU_Prescottand at