LeTourneau Aviation School Expands For New Growth

It's one of the top aviation universities in the country. Now, LeTourneau University in Longview is moving its School of Aeronautical Science into a new facility.

They will be moving into a beautiful fifty thousand square foot building at the East Texas Regional Airport.

Renovations of the facility are estimated at $6 million, but Dr. Dale Lunsford, the president of LeTourneau University, says it's worth the investment.

"[Our old facility] was almost 50 years old now. Our aeronautical enrollment was at a record level and we continue to see growth. We were out of space in our in existing facility and this will let us stretch out and grow."

Officials with LeTourneau says the new facility will enable them to double student enrollment.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com