MERC Engineer Presents At Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference

WARNER ROBINS, GA (March 21-24, 2016)  MERC Mechanical Engineer, Dr. Emily Childress, presented, “Drag Reduction Study for the HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter” at the Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) conference in Grapevine, TX held March 21-24, 2016.

At this conference, participants from industry, government, academia, and around the world addressed issues in the areas of aircraft airworthiness, safety, cost effectiveness, and more.

The mission of the AA&S conference is to “identify the challenges and the collaborative work being done within the aerospace community in improving the safety, airworthiness, availability and cost effectiveness of both our military and commercial aircraft fleets.

The battle of maintaining an aging fleet with the numerous resource and engineering challenges is a primary focus.”



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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