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Student Has Paper Published in Aviation Newsletter


A research paper written by a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology bachelor-degree program at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been published in the newsletter of the Association for Avionics Education.

Mark A. Fenstermacher’s paper, “Not Just an Autopilot,” profiling the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 integrated avionics system used on many business jets and regional airliners, was published in the Spring 2001 issue of the “AAE Newsletter.” The article fills three pages and includes five illustrations.

Last fall, Thomas D. Inman, assistant professor of avionics at Penn College, told Aviation Maintenance Technology students that, if their research papers were good enough, he would attempt to get them published. The paper penned by Fenstermacher, of Benton, met that standard.

Fenstermacher is given a byline for the piece, and the College’s name is included with the byline. In the article, Fenstermacher describes the various components of the Pro Line 4 avionics system and explains the system’s capabilities.

“Mark researched and wrote about his topic well,” Inman said. “As a result, people around the world can learn more about integrated flight control systems.”

The AAE is a nonprofit organization that promotes and develops the general welfare of avionics education.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology major is offered through Penn College’s School of Transportation Technology. For more information, call (570) 327-4516.

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