A little over five years ago, MTSU purchased 25
planes from Diamond Aircraft and The New Piper Aircraft Inc. for
$4.8 million. These new airplanes enabled the MTSU Aerospace
department to incorporate the latest
technology into their flight training program with the purchase of
a state-of-the-art fleet of Diamond aircraft. The deliver of 8 new
DA 40 Diamond Star aircraft in the 2008 took this technology to new
"These DA40s represent absolute
state-of-the-art training platforms reflecting some of the latest
technologies that career pilots will ultimately encounter in the
most advanced airliners," said David Moser, Diamond's fleet sales
director. All of MTSU's DA40s have the Garmin G1000 suites and the
latest eight have the GFC Automated Flight Control System and
Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). This new
will enable the MTSU Aerospace program to again be the first
aviation training program in the country to incorporate another
technology innovation into its flight training program.
Listed below are the current aircraft used by MTSU Aerospace
here for more information on the Boeing 727.
Purchased in 2002 and 2008
for more information on the Diamond DA40.
Purchased in 2002
here for more information on the Piper Arrow.
Purchased in 2002
here for more information on the Piper Seminole.
Used by the MTSU
Click here for
on the MTSU Flight Team.
PIPER SUPER CUB
This aircraft was purchased in the Fall of 1996 by the
Aerospace Department from the South Carolina Department of
Forestry. It had been involved in a fuel exhaustion accident in
1988. Through the hard work of many it has become the favorite
of many students.
DEHAVILLAND DHC-2 BEAVER
This aircraft was purchased by the Aerospace department in
conjunction with the MTSU Foundation in a rough condition. It
was purchased from the Texas Department of forestry and flown
to the Murfreesboro Airport. Students in the Maintenance
program worked on the restoration of this aircraft including
changing the paint scheme from bright yellow to the current
scheme. The aircraft is now used as a recruiting aid and is
featured in the P-38 "Glacier Girl" welcome book at
Middlesboro, Kentucky Airport.
KING AIR 200
During the summer of 2007 the Aerospace Department
sold our Cessna 404 and on June 7, 2007 MTSU became the proud
owner of N515BA, a King Air 200. The Beechcraft King Air 200
has been in production since 1974 and is the best selling
turbine business aircraft in history. This aircraft is now part
of the Air Charter Lab that is available to MTSU Aerospace
majors. Currently there are MTSU graduates who participated in
the Air Charter Lab flying for major airlines, charter
operations, fractional operations and corporations all over the
world. This course represents one of the best opportunities
afforded Aerospace students. The selection process is very
strict and competitive, just like the students will experience
when entering the job market.