Virginia Tech has established an Airworthiness Center as a long-term collaborative partnership with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and its Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The capabilities of Virginia Tech will augment those of NAVAIR by supporting NAVAIR in the conduct of select airworthiness studies, by developing new tools for airworthiness assessment, and by researching new approaches to streamline the airworthiness process.
This collaborative relationship has been ongoing since March 2016 with reciprocal visits, program reviews and technical discussions.
VTAC is funded by NAWCAD contract N00421-16-2-0001 to support USN and USMC Airworthiness and the Cybersafe Directorate at Naval Air Systems Command Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland.
NAVAIR 4.0P Director: Ms. Sue DeGuzman
VTAC Technical Director: Dr. Robert A. Canfield
VTAC Program Manager: Ms. Christine Tysor