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Daytona Beach is fortunate to host the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Proud to be the home of five airports with commercial activity, Volusia County offers a flexibility of congestion-free air space and land available for aviation and non-aviation uses. In close proximity to Cape Canaveral, our residents include highly-skilled aerospace engineers and technicians. From the NextGen test bed at the Daytona Beach International Airport to the skydiving activity at DeLand Municipal Airport, the aviation and aerospace sector is strong and growing.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. With its headquarters and main campus in Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle is one of the largest employers in Volusia County and has a $431 million annual economic impact on the county, based on fiscal year 2010 figures.
The University offers more than 40 degree programs including:
The FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) program is transforming the nation's air traffic control system, equipping it to accommodate growing demand for air travel and bringing greater precision and accuracy to flight.
With support from the FAA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has created one of only three NextGen test bed facilities in the nation. Based at the Daytona Beach International Airport, Volusia County's NextGen test bed has capabilities to model, test, and complete large-scale technology demonstration projects for new satellite-based programs to supplement, and potentially replace, current radar systems.
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