CUNY Aviation Institute
Welcome to the CUNY Aviation Institute at York College. The Aviation Institute serves as the interface between the School of Business and Information Systems at York College and the aviation industry.
As an institute, we are dedicated to collaborate with the public and private sectors to work on research projects and helping our students find internships and permanent jobs in the aviation industry. Currently, our students are enjoying internships with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and several major airlines, and our faculty are engaged in several ongoing research projects concerning fuel hedging and airline mergers and acquisitions
The Aviation Management program, part of the Department of Business and Economics of the School of Business and Information Systems, strives to provide students with a top-rated business education that instills strong functional and industry knowledge needed for outstanding practice in aviation. The School of Business and Information Systems has a distinguished and diverse faculty, educated at such prestigious universities as Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Duke, NYU, and CUNY, among many others. Our graduates have earned a high reputation in the industry, with many occupying management positions at the three major airports of the greater New York area and at airlines based in the US and abroad.
The college is affiliated to the Tuskegee Airmen and has a well-diversified student body. Our students have opportunities for involvement in many aspects of aviation life, including participation in major aviation conferences across the country, flying single-engine aircraft under the guidance of certified flight instructors, , volunteering for airline special occasions, collaborating in research with the faculty and attending luncheons and galas to network with industry leaders. Students choose York College because it allows them to thrive on challenges and success (see also our alumni interview videos).
Now is a more exciting time than ever to enroll in the aviation program at York College because of the explosion in worldwide demand for talented professionals who are qualified to lead this burgeoning global industry. With a tremendous research faculty known for its focus on offering cutting-edge aviation education, the School of Business and Information Systems at York College prepares students to be leaders in this field.
For students, a brief visit to the Aviation Institute and York College will demonstrate the many ways in which we can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. For supporters and potential collaborators in industry, government agencies, and elsewhere, your interest in the Aviation Institute is highly welcomed. We look forward to meeting you and giving you an opportunity to meet our faculty, students, and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can discuss how we can help you pursue opportunities for study and collaboration.
Chris Hsu, Ph.D.
CUNY Aviation Institute at York College