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SIU Aviation Facilities

SIU School of Aviation is home to a nationally recognized and comprehensive aviation program. What started as a service unit of the university offering flight classes with four airplanes and spare parts has transformed into one of the nation’s leading comprehensive aviation programs with multiple degree programs, a state-of-the-industry facility and more than 600 students.

The program’s reach now extends nationally with online and Distance Education offerings and internationally with agreements to train aviation technology students in China and prepare pilots, mechanics and avionics technicians with Saudia Airlines. The School of Aviation includes the Aviation Technologies, Aviation Management and Aviation Flight programs.

Airline Partnerships

We have partnerships in place with major airlines to ensure our students have access to resources that support their education and career goals.

Meet Our Team

Our administrative and technical staff are caring professionals dedicated to supporting our programs.


State-of-the-art equipment and facilities are essential to the success of today’s aviation students.

The Transportation Education Center, located at the Southern Illinois Airport, encompasses instructional facilities including a 60,000 square-foot hangar and classroom building, a 12,000 square-foot Helicopter Laboratory, procedure trainers and learning laboratories. Our students train on a variety of flight training devices and have access to an extensive fleet of airplanes.