The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.
Today, UAA has more than 525 members, including 105 accredited colleges and universities. The organization and its members are poised to meet the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry and address the challenges of the 21st century.
SAVE THE DATE!
UAA Fall Education Conference
in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
November 6-8, 2013
Study of Airline Pilot Labor Supply Released
In the Summer of 2012, the industry formed a stakeholders group which sought to analyze the current state of the airline pilot labor supply. From this stakeholders group, a subgroup of collegiate aviation researchers formed and endeavored to help provide a scientific foundation to this process. This study, just released, is available at the link below.
An Investigation of the United States Airline Pilot Supply
FAA Design Competition for Universities Expanded for 2013
The FAA's Design Competition for Universities will be offered again in the 2012-2012 academic year, and has been significantly expanded, with new topics added to the 2012 Challenge areas. Submissions are due April 19, 2013. See more information in our online Student Center.
UAA Provides Response to FAA NPRM
UAA submitted an official response to the Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations NPRM. Sincere appreciation is expressed to the UAA NPRM Task Force and membership who participated in this effort. UAA Response to NPRM
Aviators Model Code of Conduct Version 2.0 Released
The Aviators Model Code of Conduct (AMCC)—Version 2.0 was released April 16, by the AMCC project’s Permanent Editorial Board. The AMCC:
promotes flight and ground safety, professionalism, and pilot contributions to the aviation community and society at large,
encourages the development and adoption of good judgment, ethical behavior, and personal responsibility, and
supports improved communications between pilots, regulators, and others in the aviation industry.
The Code consists of seven sections: (1) General Responsibilities of Aviators; (2) Passengers and People on the Surface; (3) Training and Proficiency; (4) Security; (5) Environmental Issues; (6) Use of Technology; and (7) Advancement and Promotion of Aviation. It is the latest in a family of similar codes, including the Aviation Maintenance Technicians Model Code of Conduct, the Flight Instructors Model Code of Conduct, the Glider Aviators Model Code of Conduct, the Light Sport Aviators Model Code of Conduct, the Seaplane Pilots Model Code of Conduct, and the Student Pilots Model Code of Conduct. Developed as a volunteer effort, each is available as a free public service along with supporting materials at www.secureav.com. For more information about the Code of Conduct, contact PEB@secureav.com.
2010 Pilot Source Study
In February 20, 2010, a consortium of educators, regional airlines, and interested parties met to discuss a response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), entered into the Federal Register on February 8. The group agreed on the protocol for addressing the following “research question”: What were the characteristics of pilots who were hired by the U.S. regional airlines between 2005 and 2009, and how did these characteristics relate to their success in regional airline training? They also addressed ANPRM QUESTION 2A: Are aviation/pilot graduates from accredited aviation university degree programs likely to have a more solid academic knowledge base than other pilots hired for air carrier operations? Why or why not? Find the Results and Summary of this effort under "Member News" in the Members Only Section. Watch for updates regarding additional phases of this study.
Member, National Coalition for Aviation & Space Education (NCASE)