Purdue University Airport is a public airport in West Lafayette.
Owned by Purdue University, the facility no longer offers a commercial airline service. However, the airport is working to regain scheduled airline service .
Purdue University Airport was the first university owned airport in the United States.
Purdue University Airport has an FAA staffed Air Traffic Control Tower and is the 2nd busiest airport in Indiana, with more than 125,000 aircraft operations annually.
Today, Purdue University's Aviation Flight Technology Program is one of the best nationwide.  Annually, only 60 students are admitted into this exclusive and selective program. On top of training in basic single and multi engine aircraft, all Flight students will fly in a King Air and some will also have the opportunity to fly on the BeechJet carrying VIPs across the nation. No other University has a corporate flight department built into the University to provide private aircraft for faculty and staff. Together with Southern Illinois University, University of North Dakota, Western Michigan University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Kent State University these six universities are world leaders in providing flight training.
Purdue is also one out of fourteen secondary-level education institutions in the United States that participates in the Federal Aviation Administration's CTI (Collegiate Training Initiative) program. Graduates of Purdue's CTI program are recommended to join the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic controller workforce.
Over the past ten years, Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has awarded more aerospace engineering degrees than any other institution in the country, issuing 6% of all undergraduate degrees and 7% of all Ph.D. degrees.