Since 1917, the Ohio State University has offered leading aviation and engineering degree programs. 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. The OSU Center of Aviation Studies incorporates engineering, business, and behavioral philosophies into a multi-disciplinary approach to the many components of the aviation industry. It supports world class flight education programs, academic degree programs, research initiatives, and outreach activities on local, regional, national, and international levels. OSU also owns and operates the Ohio State's Don Scott Field airport, which first opened in 1942. The institution has partnered with Cape Air’s Collegiate Gateway Program and NetJets to support general aviation research and education. OSU is currently a core institution partner of the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation and FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.