VTI Awarded Grant to Scale In-Flight Data Collection
Updated: Oct 26
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.