OneSky partners with Embry-Riddle
OneSky, a group of Directional Aviation related companies, is teaming up with the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in the creation of the OneSky Innovation Center located at the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, on the latter’s Daytona Beach campus in Florida.
According to a company statement, the center will recruit “the brightest aviation technology students and invite them to assist in developing technology for the advancement of private aviation.”
“We will be adapting the latest existing technologies from other industries into our business,” further explains OneSky CTO Greg Johnson. “And we will be developing new technologies unique to private aviation built on the foundation of our decades of experience and history of innovation.”
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The new OneSky center will offer full and part-time paid internships to a select few of the best Embry-Riddle students studying aviation information technology. The work at the center will reduce OneSky’s time to market in core initiatives by assisting with coding, testing and documentation.
OneSky’s IT team is currently investing in the development of artificial intelligence tools and exploring consumer voice services such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s Siri to offer clients additional ways to access information about their flights for the future. The Innovation Center will focus on a broad range of emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), aviation cloud computing, and applying the latest concepts in Big Data to its nearly 500 terabytes worth of stored information.
“Our interns – four to five this fall – will work closely with our IT team on real-world problems gaining practical experience that will serve them well in the aviation industry,” added Johnson.