Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research

Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research:  A Center of Research Excellence (A3IR-CORE)

The Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research (A³IR- CORE), a University-level Center of Research Excellence that resides in the Department of Aviation Technology, is focused on the dual mission of solving industry problems and providing educational experiences for students by actively involving both graduate and undergraduate student researchers working closely with faculty mentors in a highly-collaborative multidisciplinary environment.  The Center is sponsored by industry partners, and a portion of the research performed is done so in conjunction with those partners.  The research agenda of the Center is concentrated primarily in the area of operational assessment and improvement of the aviation enterprise.  This work is accomplished through three divisions: an internal division which works with the Aviation Technology Department’s flight and maintenance operations, an external division working with industry sponsors, and a scholarship division which disseminates the research of the first two divisions through internationally-recognized conferences and peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Flagship Functions of the A3IR-CORE Center

Cultivate undergraduate research by facilitating teams composed of faculty mentors working alongside graduate and undergraduate students Offer graduate students opportunities to lead research teams Explore new and emerging research methodologies and apply those methods to existing and innovative research ideas Contribute to Purdue e-Pubs, a subsidiary of Purdue University Libraries Open access publishing Contribute to Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering (JATE) Double-blind, peer- reviewed journal published biannually Promotes the bridging of aviation technology and engineering.

Current areas of research in the (A³IR- CORE) Center

Applied Internal Research:

  • Operations Center
  • Fleet Utilization
  • Maintenance
  • Weather
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Dispatch
  • Ramp Control

Applied External Research:

United Airlines

  • Resource Optimization and Planning

Delta Airlines

  • Human Factors in Line Maintenance