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GE Digital and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced on Wednesday a new endowed scholarship for students at the Daytona Beach campus. 

It adds to an existing partnership between GE Digital and Embry-Riddle initiated in 2020 when the university adopted GE Digital’s Safety Insight software to enhance flight safety operations through Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA).

FOQA technology offers data visualization with animation capabilities that encourages students to detect trends and precursors to aviation accidents and incidents. The software is used in Embry-Riddle’s aviation safety education courses at all of its campuses. 

“At GE, we come to work each day excited about inventing the future of flight,” Andrew Coleman, general manager of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business, said in a statement. “To make that a reality we must make our world better for future generations, and our aviation industry accessible to everyone from all walks of life. Critical to that is developing students who will lead this industry moving forward. 

“We are proud to launch this initiative with Embry-Riddle to prepare students to solve some of the toughest aviation challenges we’ve ever seen through the use of digital software solutions.”

The endowed scholarship will promote career pathways specific to safety and data analytics for students pursuing a degree at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus. Through the scholarship, Embry-Riddle hopes to continue to promote safe training environments while focusing on data and analytics.

“Our relationship with GE Digital continues to grow as we work together to promote aviation safety through data analytics and sustainability,” Alan Stolzer, dean of the College of Aviation, said in a statement. “We greatly appreciate GE Digital’s support of students who are pursuing careers that will rely on innovative software and analytics aimed at keeping our skies safe.”

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