Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus is one of the world's largest operators of piston aircraft, and the university’s Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station is an FAA Certified Part 145 Powerplant Repair Station. Students in the Airframe and Powerplant program spend a semester in the repair station as an integral part to their powerplant training.  

Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station

Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus is one of the world's largest operators of piston aircraft, and the university’s Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station is an FAA Certified Part 145 Powerplant Repair Station. Students in the Airframe and Powerplant program spend a semester in the repair station as an integral part to their powerplant training. 

The facility serves two purposes at the university. Its primary role is to provide the Department of Aviation Maintenance Science with a capstone laboratory for the Repair Station Operations (AMS 375) course. Its secondary role is to provide support to Embry-Riddle’s Flight Training program through overhauling the engines on the university’s fleet of training aircraft. 

While in the course, the students will gain valuable experience and knowledge about the full scope of requirements necessary to work an FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station. Additionally, the students work with repair station employees to perform an overhaul of a certificated airworthy reciprocating aircraft engine. 

Lab History

The repair station is dedicated to Mr. Chandler Titus, who taught at Embry-Riddle from 1953 till his retirement in 2006. It was Mr. Titus who established the repair station in 1956 to enhance the aircraft maintenance training program and provide a cost-effective means of overhauling the engines on the university’s fleet of training aircraft. To this day, the repair station operates on the same basis as it was originally conceived.

Lab Information

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.