American Aviation Technologies Joins the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®
American Aviation Technologies is an early-stage aircraft design and development company dedicated to advancing aeronautical safety and performance through new and innovative concepts.
“Facilitating collaboration between American Aviation Technologies and FAU’s College of Engineering is closely aligned with the mission of the Research Park at FAU,” said Bob Swindell, chairman of the Research Park at FAU’s governing special district.
As a member of the Research Park at FAU, the Halo project plans to access several channels focused on innovation, research and creating economic development through the successful commercialization of its technology.
American Aviation Technologies envisions the primary collaboration with students and faculty to be through a series of joint research initiatives to help tackle some of the more significant technological challenges involved in the development process, including the use of advanced materials, hybrid electric power systems, AI and machine learning, and autonomous navigation.
“American Aviation Technologies is in the early design phase of Halo, so there will be many opportunities to interact with faculty and students at FAU across a broad range of engineering disciplines,” commented Keith Duffy, CEO of American Aviation Technologies.
Its patent-pending, “Halo” is a powered lift ducted fan system which allows a seamless transition from vertical to forward flight with unprecedented operational flexibility. During the phases of Halo development, from structural design; to propulsion, fuel, communications and control systems; to prototype manufacturing, there will be various internship and work for hire opportunities for FAU students across many disciplines.
“American Aviation Technologies is an ideal company for the Research Park at FAU because its technology innovation intersects with the research interests of FAU’s engineering faculty,” said Andrew Duffell, president of the Research Park at FAU.
American Aviation Technologies will initially occupy approximately 3,000 square feet at the Research Park at FAU’s Boca Raton campus and anticipates hiring approximately fifteen employees within the first 12-18 months.
For more information on the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®, visit research-park.org.
About the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® is home to technology companies and research-based organizations working to support the research and development activities of Florida Atlantic University and to foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Research Park at FAU hosts FAU Tech Runway, a South Florida public-private partnership that serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate startup companies. The Research Park at FAU is a 70-acre destination for R&D companies to thrive, established in 1985, it is widely regarded as South Florida’s laboratory for new entrepreneurial ideas and technologies. The Research Park at FAU is governed by the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, an independent special district created by Palm Beach and Broward counties in partnership with Florida Atlantic University, organized under Chapter 159, Part V, Florida Statutes. (www.research-park.org