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  • Writer's pictureStephen Crouch

VTI Awarded Grant to Scale In-Flight Data Collection

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

VTI was awarded a grant by the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship, or FLITE program. The funds will be used to deploy aircraft sensor pods to collect in-flight imagery, positional and traffic data through routine flight school operation. This project will provide flight data for advancing aviation safety-enhancing perception systems.

The program is administered by Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines® and the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

Ford International Airport Announces Fourth Round of FLITE
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