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Airbus donates $500,000 state-of-art A320 elevator to SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program

Category : News | Published : Thu Nov 19 2015 | Read : 623

SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program is taking off into wild blue yonder of space-age science thanks to a generous contribution from Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s first ‘fly by wire” commercial airliner.

Students are already familiarizing themselves with the $500,000 elevator from an Airbus A320 airliner donated to the college.

“The elevator is comprised of all composite structure, including fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber and resin material. It is very lightweight, but also very strong,” said David Deaton, SCC Aviation Maintenance Technology program coordinator. Older airliners used heavier metal panels on flight control surfaces...

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