Aviation & Aeronautics


The Aviation and Aerospace sector has specific labor force and infrastructure requirements, and as an AEROready-certified community, Longview meets the necessary criteria of this sector. Accessibility, robust workforce pipeline, well-supported infrastructure and utility network and affordable land, make the city an advantageous location. Businesses have their choice of numerous strategic locations, including space at two LEDCO-owned business parks and the airpark at the East Texas Regional Airport, which features a 10,000 ft runway with space shuttle landing capabilities. 

Area Assets

  • Nationally-recognized flight training program at LeTourneau University

  • East Texas Regional Airport

  • Available Property at the Airport

  • AeroReady Community Designation

  • 10,000-Foot Runway length at East Texas Regional Airport

  • Texas is home to more major U.S. airlines than any other state in the country

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College of Aviation & Aeronautical Science at LeTourneau University

LeTourneau has a comprehensive offering of aviation and aeronautical degrees including:

LeTourneau Aviation and Aeronautical Degrees

  • Aviation Studies

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Professional Flight

  • Aeronautical-Electrical or Aeronautical-Mechanical Engineering Technology