MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently donated two Cessna 400 Series aircraft for training purposes to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College, continuing the company's commitment to the educational development of future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engineers.
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The donation of the Cessna aircraft will further the college's ability to provide maintenance students hands-on training in aircraft maintenance, as well as in obtaining aircraft maintenance certifications.
"Northrop Grumman is honored to contribute to the development of tomorrow's aircraft engineers," said Shawn Purvis, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Intelligence Systems business unit. "Through our longtime partnership with the Georgia Northwestern Technical College, it is our pleasure and privilege to support them in enhancing our country's STEM workforce."
Both aircraft were highly modified to perform aerial mapping work using high-speed digital camera systems and laser equipment. They were capable of detailed topographic survey mapping.
The aircraft will be used to train students to operate aircraft on the ground, taxi procedures and safety training. They will also be able to perform airframe and engine inspections.
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