The Engine Repair Station is a unique experience for students in the Aviation Maintenance Science degree program. This FAA certificated facility has been a part of the powerplant curriculum since its establishment by Chandler Titus in 1956.

Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station

The Engine Repair Station is a unique experience for students in the Aviation Maintenance Science degree program. This FAA certificated facility has been a part of the powerplant curriculum since its establishment by Chandler Titus in 1956.

The 3,000 square foot shop supports the AMS 375 Repair Station Operations course. During this course, students spend a semester in the repair station performing overhauls on airworthy engines. Additionally, students gain knowledge about the full scope of requirements to work in an FAA certificated Part 145 repair station. The repair station is staffed by highly experienced Repair Station Manager, Chief Inspector, Repair Station Technician and student employees who are hired by the repair station.

The repair station consists of a 1900-square-foot shop work area where the majority of the engine overhaul work is performed. In addition, there is a machine shop, cylinder shop, abrasive cleaning room, chemical cleaning room and paint booth room.

History of the Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station

The repair station is dedicated to Chandler Titus, who taught at Embry-Riddle from 1953 until 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.