Wichita’s National Center for Aviation Training gets broad attention at NBAA

072810NCAT_mh1ATLANTA — The National Center for Aviation Training is getting some attention at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention.

The center is being featured at the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition’s booth at the Georgia World Congress Center during the show.

This morning, officials held a media conference at the booth.

GWEDC president Vicki Pratt Gerbino, WATC vice president of academic affairs Sheree Utash and National Institute for Aviation Research executive director John Tomblin gave short presentations about the training center.

One feature that makes it different than other technical training institutes? Merging training and research, they said.

“For Wichita to compete in the global environment is to place the latest and greatest technology on the latest and greatest product and get it on the production floor as fast as we can,” Tomblin said.