National Center For Aviation Training
For a century, the Wichita area has been the center of aircraft manufacturing, earning the title ‘Air Capital of the World’. Aviation employment has been a staple of regional and state economies, with a history of an ample, well-trained workforce. The National Center for Aviation Training was envisioned to train a new generation of skilled technicians for aviation work in a competitive global economy.
The 224,000 s.f. campus comprises three buildings on a compact site that includes a run way, a hanger, and an apron that connect the taxiway to the general aviation airport. The Gateway Building acts as the administration center and the student recruitment/services center. The Manufacturing Building houses both academic and research labs that specialize in the technologies crucial to the aviation industry. The Service Building focuses on installation and maintenance of sophisticated aircraft components, including air frame, power plant and avionics.
All the buildings on the NCAT campus share an outward architectural appearance that represents their function within.