Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)

SLU’s B.S in Aeronautics, with concentrations in Aviation Management and Flight Science are both accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).  

NOTE: The online version of the B.S. in Aeronautics, with a concentration in Aviation Management taught by both the School of Professional Studies and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology is not AABI accredited.

AABI’s Mission

The Aviation Accreditation Board International advances quality aviation education worldwide through accreditation and leadership.


Aviation Accreditation Board InternationalIn accordance with its mission statement, AABI is committed to its role as the world’s leader in the advancement of aviation accreditation. This global commitment is integral to all organizational activities.

Purpose of Accreditation

Accreditation assures students and prospective employers that an educational degree program has met stringent industry standards of quality. It ensures that graduates have received quality training and education and are capable of performing a broad range of professional responsibilities.

Accreditation has three fundamental purposes:

  • to ensure the quality of the institution or programs
  • to assist in the improvement of the institution or program
  • to maintain relevance of education with the industry it serves

AABI, like other specialized organizations accrediting national programs that prepare students for a profession or occupation, is closely tied to its industry leaders and professional associations.

Advantages of Accreditation

  • Increases the attractiveness of the program to prospective students and their parents by ensuring that the program meets accepted standards of quality.
  • Ensures employers that graduates possess a broad background in the aviation industry as well as skills needed for aviation specializations.
  • Assures institutions that their aviation programs will periodically perform a comprehensive self-analysis to achieve their objectives.
  • Keeps aviation educators in contact with other faculty, industry advisors, and practicing aviation professionals.