WMU and Delta make 'top news' in aviation industry
Feb. 2, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- The new partnership between Delta Air Lines and WMU's College of Aviation is one of the "top stories" in commercial aviation, according to AviationNow, the online edition of the premier aviation magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology.
The article by Aviation Week's Jim Ott, "Delta Pushes Pilot Diversity With University Program," details the Jan. 9 announcement of Delta's $1.65 million commitment to WMU for pilot education aimed at increasing the number of women and minority pilots in the nation's commercial aviation cockpits.
The following three excerpts are taken directly from the AviationNow article and describe why WMU's College of Aviation was uniquely suited for the partnership to train more women and minority pilots.
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