Regional Institute of Aviation, Thiruvananthapuram (RIA-T) was established in the year 2008. This institute has been approved by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Govt. of India, New Delhi vide letter no. DAW/ TRG/ 2008/ 1218 dated 10/09/2008 under category ‘G’ Training School, to impart ab-initio training in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering leading to Basic Licence in Mechanical Stream [Heavy Aeroplane, Light Aeroplane, Jet Engine and Piston Engine]. Within a short period of time, this institute has received a combined approval from DGCA for Mechanical as well as Avionics stream [Electrical system, Instrument system and Radio Navigation system] vide letter no. DAW/ TRG/ 2008/ 1218 dated 18/09/2009.