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Lewis University Welcomes American Airlines MD-80 to its Fleet
Published: January 23, 2020.
Lewis University officially welcomed a retired American Airlines MD-80 to its fleet on January 23. A brief celebration was held with American Airlines representatives and community members at Lewis University, a leader in aviation education since 1932. [MORE

American Airlines Donates Last 2 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 Aircraft
Published: December 19, 2019.
After retiring the last of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet to Roswell, New Mexico, in early September 2019, American is donating the last two MD-80 aircraft to CareerTech in Oklahoma City, and Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. The airline [MORE

Megan Zahos Flies with Blue Angels
Published: August 15, 2019.
Megan Zahos, assistant professor of Aviation & Transportation, was selected by the Blue Angels to fly in #7 F-18 Hornet because of the impact she's making on aviation. Visit https://www.lewisu.edu/aviation for more information about studying [MORE

Become an Aviation Maintenance Technician at Lewis University
Published: July 24, 2019.
An exploration of career possibilities available in the field of aviation maintenance technology will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 in the Harold E. White Aviation Center located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. [MORE

Lewis Women Pilots Soar to Success in Air Race Classic
Published: June 28, 2019.
Megan Shaffer, Lewis University graduate student in aviation and transportation and Mickael Ashworth, a junior in aviation flight management took to the skies June 18-21, 2019 in the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the oldest airplane race of its kind in [MORE