Utah State University has become the third school in a seven-state region to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements to participate in the University Aviation Association Airway science program.

FAA's new regional administrator, Frederick M. Isaac, delivered a plaque and letter to the school. The letter from FAA Administrator T. Allan McArtor said, "Recognition by the FAA in the areas of aviation maintenance management, airway electronics systems, and core subject areas will accord your graduates eligibility for and high standing on the airway science employment registers.""Employees who come to the Federal Aviation Administration from a school like this will have a better chance to move up the ladder. They will have the depth in technology and a comprehension of management. We will only have to teach them the norms and standards," the regional administrator told students in the Aerospace Technology program.