In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first flight in a
powered aircraft. Although the flight was a short one, the seeds of an industry
were planted. For over fifty years, Teterboro School of Aeronautics has been
training men and women to enter this exciting field as Aviation Maintenance
Teterboro School of Aeronautics was founded in 1947. From the
very beginning the school has helped fill the needs of the rapidly growing
Aviation Industry. The original facilities and course were approved for a
maximum enrollment of 150 students. Two years later, the course was updated to
include two separate courses leading to either the Power plant or the Airframe
rating. During the 1950's, with the introduction of the "Jet Age", the
facilities were enlarged and the curriculum was expanded to include jet powered
aircraft. In July of 1960 the maximum approved enrollment was increased to 300
students. This was later increased to 450 students.
In August of 1971, Teterboro School of Aeronautics decided to
expand its role in supplying the Aviation Industry with much needed professional
aviation technicians. To meet this need the school moved to a new modern 44,000
square foot facility with suitable shops, classrooms and offices. In June of
1972, a new curriculum was introduced to meet new Federal Aviation
Administration requirements. Since then, new equipment has been added, and
curriculum changes have been made on a continuous basis to insure students will
continue to receive the training needed to be successful as professional
Aviation Maintenance Technicians.
On October 13, 1973, the school received accreditation from
the Accreditation Commission of the National Association of Trade and Technical
Schools. TSA still holds this accreditation through the Accrediting Commission
of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
TSA trained graduates have been in demand within the airline
industry and leading Metropolitan New York and New Jersey airports, as well as
numerous airports throughout the United States. TSA graduates fill important
roles in a variety of occupations encompassing the entire aviation industry.