Embry-Riddle Expands Via Perpetual Trust

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The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust has pledged $2 million toward construction of a similarly named aviation maintenance facility to be built at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus and part of a larger $125 million facilities development project. The Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building will serve students as a part of the James Hagedorn Aviation Complex and "will be the finest aviation maintenance training facility in the nation," according to Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson.

Designed to help train student technicians and managers, the larger facility will house labs for aircraft systems, composites, turbines, avionics and more, along with classrooms. "Emil Buehler dedicated his life to the advance of aviation and his trust exists mainly to support general aviation," said George Weaver, co-trustee of the trust. "We hope this gift will help as many people as possible learn to fly and develop an interest in general aviation."