PARTNER comprises 12 universities, and approximately 50 advisory board members. One of PARTNER's greatest strengths is the advisory board's diversity and inclusiveness. Its members include aerospace manufacturers, airlines, airports, national, state and local government, professional and trade associations, non-governmental organizations and community groups.
PARTNER — the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction — was a leading aviation cooperative research organization headquartered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An FAA Center of Excellence, PARTNER was sponsored by the FAA, NASA, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In December 2015, PARTNER completed its Center of Excellence mandate and research. Similar work is now being conducted by ASCENT, a new FAA Center of Excellence.
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