Building the Future - New Maintenance Operations and Academic Center for College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Kent State is home to the first, oldest and most accredited collegiate aeronautics program in Ohio by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. The Kent State Airport hosts our fleet of 35 aircraft, the largest collegiate fleet in Ohio and our Professional Pilot Program is the only Delta Propel partner in the state. Our aeronautics programs and facilities are among the best in the country. Our undergraduate and graduate programs produce forward-thinking professionals that are critical for today’s aeronautics industries.

Nearly 30 percent of the nation’s aviation maintenance professionals are approaching retirement and training new students to fill these future industry needs is crucial at this time. Kent State is responding to this workforce gap while leading the way in the development of unique and innovative programming. We will offer FAA A&P certification, associates degrees in aviation maintenance and bachelors degrees in aviation maintenance management - all directed at filling the impending workforce gap and providing significant career opportunities for our students. 

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering’s (CAE) new Maintenance Operations and Academic Center at the Kent State Airport will allow us to train the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals. With worldwide demand growing for both pilots and aviation maintenance specialists, Kent State is ready to respond. The State of Ohio is credited with being first in flight and first in space and our college looks forward to continuing this proud tradition of excellence we push forward in new frontiers of flight.

“The new maintenance operations and academic center will enable us to broaden our educational reach, expand student access to a nationally distinctive education and inspire innovative spirit in our students.” -Christina L. Bloebaum, Ph.D., Dean, College of Aeronautics and Engineering

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