Wichita Area Technical College (Wichita, Kan.) donated nine turbine engines to Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast for use in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. The equipment arrived at the College in early August, and will be utilized by the program beginning in the fall 2012 semester.
The donated equipment includes nine turbine engines in total, valued at approximately $8,000 each. Technical data for the engines was also included for instruction purposes. The delivery was facilitated by Martin International.
“This donation will enable us to expand our current turbine engine course offerings, allowing us to serve a greater number of students,” said Sheena Nolin, program chair of Aviation Maintenance Technology. “We are extremely grateful for this help from a sister college. It proves that instead of being proprietary, they are interested in the future of the aviation industry.”
The new equipment will allow for additional classes to be added, doubling the previous capacity for turbine engine courses. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is housed in Ivy Tech’s new 21,000 square-foot Aviation Center off Cook Road.