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MTSU Aerospace Program moves to Shelbyville Airport

Shelbyville Aerospace

Gov. Bill Lee joined officials with the city of Shelbyville and Middle Tennessee State University’s Aerospace Department to announce a new, state-of-the-art aerospace campus located at the Shelbyville Municipal Airport. The rapid growth of the aerospace program at MTSU has necessitated the move from the Murfreesboro Airport to Shelbyville, where there is more room for growth. The move is being financed through a combined $62.2 million from the state and the university. By next spring, temporary facilities will be ready and around 10 to 20 aircraft will be relocated to Shelbyville. A groundbreaking for the new campus is scheduled for fall 2024 with the goal of the relocation of the facilities completely by the summer or fall of 2026. The new aerospace campus will include facilities for flight operations, aircraft, simulators, and fleet maintenance as well as lab spaces, classrooms, and equipment for the maintenance management concentration. MTSU’s Aerospace Program was originally created in 1942 and is one of the most well-respected in the nation, receiving support from various partners including Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Diamond Aircraft Canada, and Piper Aircraft.