MERC Attends 2015 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (March 30 – 2 April, 2015)   MERC attended the 2015 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment (AA&S) Conference from 30 March to 2 April in Baltimore, MD.  AA&S 2015 brought together senior individuals tasked with ensuring airworthiness of commercial and military aircraft systems and the sustainment of aging fleets, both within the military and commercial arenas.

The conference is dedicated to addressing the sustainment and airworthiness concerns that have dramatically escalated in the military and aviation community during the past decade. The conference featured technical briefings from the military and commercial entities, training, and keystone panels of experts in Sustainment, Additive Manufacturing, Airworthiness, and Depot/MRO.

Senior leaders were also in attendance from DOD, NASA, FAA and Industry and presented the strategic vision of airworthiness across their agencies and challenges facing new and legacy air systems.

AA&S 2015

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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