Because our majors benefit from hands-on experiences to to assist in their learning, they need up-to-date labs and research facilities. Each department maintains and updates its learning facilities to provide real-world and technology experiences for their students. In addition, certain labs were created to focus on one type of 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.

Cirrus SR-20

Embraer Phenom 180

Experimental Beechcraft Duchess

Data Acquisition Center


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.