As demand for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s collegiate professional Aviation programs continues to grow, the university has introduced 17 new aircraft to its training fleet. Since March 2020, 12 new Cessna 172 Nav III “SkyHawk” aircraft, from Textron Aviation, and three Diamond DA42 NG VI “Twin Star” aircraft, from Diamond Aircraft Industries (Canada), have been added to the fleet at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus. At the Daytona Beach Campus, one new Diamond and one new Cessna were added during the same timeframe. With these additions, the Prescott Campus’ Department of Flight now houses a total of 45 aircraft. The Daytona Beach Flight Department’s fleet includes 63 Cessnas and 11 Diamonds. Embry-Riddle’s most recent major fleet replenishment was announced in 2019. The university replenishes its fleet – which is about the size of a regional airline, across both residential campuses – every seven years. There are more aircraft to come in 2020, to support growth in enrollment at Embry-Riddle. For fall 2020, the Prescott Campus welcomed 859 new undergraduate students – the largest incoming class in history, according to Dr. Jason Ruckert, vice president for enrollment management. The Daytona Beach Campus welcomed 1,731 new undergraduates – its second largest incoming class ever. Across both…Read More