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Research Paper

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Airports are facing challenges from increased capacity, funding airport infrastructure projects, finding new sources of revenue, to developing new talent. With all of these challenges, airport leadership seek alternative solutions and innovate personnel to produce customer-centric airport designs. New methods of funding are providing high-cost renovations to large airports such as LaGuardia (Plotnick, 2017, Oct. 5). Other airport leadership has developed commissions such as the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast to lure significant aerospace companies to their community (The Editorial Board, Florida Today, 2017, Oct. 27). Airport leaders are also active in bringing large flight schools and redeveloping their airport to increase economic growth to their community (Ditzler, 2017). The development of future airport leaders is in the forefront of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport’s mission to cultivate the aviation community (personal communication, November 1st, 2017). Innovations and innovators are bringing solutions to the challenges facing the airport communities.


Lynn University Arts and Sciences Student Symposium


Library Student Research Award


Honorable Mention


Boca Raton, FL


College of Aeronautics


Graduate Student Jennifer Torres won Honorable Mention in the 2018 Library Student Research Awards. Nominated by Dr. Jeff Johnson, Dean of the College of Aeronautics.

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