Our students learn through hands on experiences. Each department maintains and updates its learning facilities to provide real-world experiences for their students. In addition, certain labs were created to focus on research led by faculty in the department.
The Aviation Electronics Lab is typically home to approximately 20 hours/week of scheduled 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses on topics from introductory aircraft electronics to complex aerospace digital circuits.
The Materials Lab provides customers testing and evaluation of hardware and seals under exposure to Next-Generation Aviation fuels. The Materials lab also offers the capability for facilitation of off-site testing and data interpretation.
Gas Turbine Engine Test Cells
Turbo-Prop Engine Test Cells
Turboshaft Test Stand
Hangar of the Future Research Laboratory is a research arm of the Aerospace & MRO Technology Innovation Center, one of several multi-disciplinary, collaborative research areas in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue. HOF works on innovative solutions to data and process visualization challenges in aerospace manufacturing and air vehicle lifecycle management of today’s smart aircraft.
The Holleman-Niswonger Simulator Center features several types of flight training devices for hands-on training in controlled environments.
The Operations Control Center lab provides students with opportunities to study and optimize over 100 flight operations per day. This experience prepares students to work in airline-type network operations centers or in the FAA's command center.