New tenant at Research Park at FAU

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American Aviation Technologies recently moved to 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.

American Aviation Technologies will initially occupy approximately 3,000-square-feet at the campus and anticipates hiring approximately 15 employees within the first 12-18 months.

“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.

The company’s 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.

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.