|Marshall, Mountwest, and RCBI have been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop an FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance program in Huntington. Pending final approval by the FAA, this collaboration will allow students to earn the joint degree in addition to their FAA certifications in airframe and powerplant maintenance.
The two-year program will have the capacity to enroll 75 students the first year.
The associate degree in aviation maintenance is just one of Marshall’s newest programs in aviation.
A four-year degree, educating and training pilots for fixed-wing aircraft is moving forward in cooperation with Yeager Airport in Charleston. Gov. Justice attended a groundbreaking ceremony in August 2020 to celebrate the start of construction on Marshall University’s new Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager Airport near Charleston.
“What's happening right here in this great town of Huntington, at this great airport here at Tri-State, it is great,” Gov. Justice said. “West Virginia is really moving, and it moves because of you. The spotlight of the world is on us now and as we keep it that way more and more people will come, more and more opportunities will come because of what you’re creating here.”