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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation maintenance is a program that prepares students to take the Federal Aeronautics Administration Exam to become a licensed aviation mechanic.

Each graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is prepared to seek FAA certification/license in Airframe and/or Powerplant Technology in this one or two-year certificate degree or two-year AAS degree program. Offered under FAA accreditation standards, students complete a General curriculum in the first semester, followed by two semesters of Airframe curriculum and two semesters of Powerplant curriculum. Graduates will be able to repair, maintain, and service aircraft.

This program is offered in 7 locations in Arkansas:

  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • ASU Batesville
  • Black River Technical College
  • Mid South Community College
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • SAU Tech - Camden
  • SAU Tech - Texarkana

Pilot Training at Henderson State University

Henderson’s Department of Aviation offers a four-year bachelor of science degree specifically in aviation. Utilizing experienced faculty, flight instructors, and 15 aircraft, their goal is to provide students with the training and education necessary to prepare them for a career in the professional aviation industry in the safest environment possible whether they want to fly for the airlines, manage the airports they serve or manage the fleet they fly.

Henderson State University conducts flight training from the Arkadelphia Municipal Airport (M89). Henderson operates the airport’s fixed base operation and offers flight instruction, rentals, pilot supplies and fuel supplies. They currently operate 11 Maule MXT-7 aircraft, 2 Piper Arrow Technically Advanced Aircraft, 1 Cessna 172RG, 1 Piper Comanche PA-30 and an American Champion Citabria.