Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, one of six departments and schools in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, is recognized worldwide as a leader in aviation education. Since 1930, Purdue has offered world-class aviation and engineering educational programs: aeronautical engineering technology, aerospace financial analysis, airline management and operations, airport management and operations, aviation management, professional flight, and unmanned aerial systems. These programs are all accredited by the by the national and international Aviation Accreditation Board International and the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Purdue also owns its local airport, Fixed Base Operator, and large fleet, including Cirrus, Piper, and Embraer aircraft. The institution also houses an Aviation Materials Lab, Dynamic Flight Lab, Engine Test Cells, and Hanger of the Future Lab. Purdue leads the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation and is a core institution partner of the FAA Joint Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment.