An important aspect of the aerospace industry is maintenance management, the part of the industry that keeps aircraft flying! This concentration offers preparation for students wishing to enter the aviation maintenance field as practicing maintenance technicians or as entry-level managers at aircraft repair stations or other types of operations involving aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, or modification. Learning about related components such as materials, including modern composites, and the proper repair and inspection of those materials is part of the field. The fundamental skills needed in aerospace vehicle repair and maintenance are stressed, together with management skills for such careers. MTSU is an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 147 maintenance technician school for airframe and powerplant mechanics.