Gov. Scott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University bring international aircraft manufacturer to Daytona Beach

Embry-Riddle University lands plane manufacturer / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President John Johnson, shown at front-center,  announces partnership with Diamond Aircraft Industries that will allow for the manufacturer to have a presence in Daytona Beach. Behind Johnson is Gov. Rick Scott.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Today at the 50th Annual International Paris Air Show, Gov. Rick Scott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University officials announced that its president, John Johnson, and Diamond Aircraft Industries' CEO and owner Christian Dries, signed a partnership agreement that will establish the global manufacturer's presence at the Daytona Beach campus.

As part of the agreement, Diamond will expand its current international Research & Development program and other initiatives working with Embry-Riddle students, staff and faculty from the university's engineering and aviation colleges as well as its Eagle Flight Research Center.

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