The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Center of Excellence



The Georgia Institute of Technology is a core integration member of PEGASAS (Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability) the multi-university team selected in 2012 as the new FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation. The Institute is represented by faculty members of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering lead by Prof. Dimitri Mavris and including many ASDL research faculty. Along with Georgia Tech, PEGASAS will be led by Purdue University and Ohio State University as core integration members, and are joined by the Florida Institute of Technology, Iowa State University and Texas A&M University as core team members alongside ten affiliate university members. PEGASAS research focuses on the primary needs of the General Aviation sector including safety, structures and propulsion systems, human factors, weather and NextGen technology applications such as ADS-B.


FAA Press Release

Georgia Tech Press Release


ASDL is a part of PARTNER, Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction, which is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence. PARTNER is a leading aviation cooperative research organization sponsored by the FAA, NASA, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PARTNER research provides critical information to government decision makers and industry executives for addressing the environmental impacts that challenge the growth of civil aerospace.

General Electric

The Center of Excellence for General Electric Energy in Robust Systems Design and Optimization is part of General Electric's University Strategic Alliance (GEE USA).

Pratt and Whitney

ASDL is presently part of the School of Aerospace Center of Excellence for Pratt and Whitney.


From 2002 to 2007, ASDL was part of the University Research Engineering Technology Institute (URETI) on Aeropropulsion and Power Technology (UAPT) sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Defense (DoD) program.