Dowling College School Of Aviation Has A New Owner | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.18.18

Airborne-UnManned 06.19.18

Airborne 06.20.18

AMA Drone Report 06.21.18

Airborne 06.22.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 06.18.18

Airborne-UnManned 06.19.18

Airborne 06.20.18

AMA Drone Report 06.21.18

Airborne 06.22.18

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Dowling College School Of Aviation Has A New Owner

Purchased By Triple Five Aviation LLC For $14 Million

The Dowling College Brookhaven Campus on Long Island, NY ... which had been home to the Dowling College School of Aviation ... has been purchased by Canada-based Triple Five Aviation LLC in an auction ordered by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The winning bid was $14 million for the 105 acre property.

The Riverhead Local newspaper reports that the new owners intend to reestablish the aviation program at the site. The purchase included a 298-bed dormitory, three buildings that made up the National Aviation and Transportation Center, classrooms, a computer lab cafeteria and a library. The property is adjacent to Brookhaven Airport (KHWV) and has an easement for access to the field's two 4,000-foot runways.

Newsday reports that Dowling College lost its accreditation and closed in 2016 after it ran out of money. It filed for bankruptcy in November of that year. An initial bankruptcy auction took place in January, but the highest was not enough, according to attorney Sean Southard, who represented Dowling in the proceedings. Higher bids were sought, and Triple Five eventually became the new owner of the school.

Stuart Bienenstock, director of business development for Triple Five Group, said after the hearing that the group is looking forward to re-establish the avion program at the site. Triple Five Aviation is a part of the larger group which is working on redeveloping the Enterprise Park at Calverton, known as EPCAL, as an aviation business hub on the site of the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant. The Dowling College campus is intended to be part of that overall vision, according to the report.

Bienenstock told the Riverhead News that the company wants to build on the program that was in operation at the college before it was shut down. He said the company expects to close on the deal within 45 days.

FMI: Original report, Original report

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 06.21.18: NC Drone Summit, AMA v Raleigh Regs, Yuneec Typhoon H

Also: ERAU UAS Program, UK Drone Rescue, ANN/AMA Oshkosh Coverage, Fat Shark 101 The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning a Drone Summit and Flight Expo for Augu>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a sign>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’ E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA agai>[...]

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH18COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2018, #OSH18COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re b>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC