Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Statement
The FAA has spent $7.5 billion in congressionally appropriated funds on the air traffic modernization program known as NextGen over the past seven years. That investment has resulted in $2.7 billion in benefits to passengers and the airlines to date, and is expected to yield more than $160 billion in benefits through 2030.
NextGen is one of the most ambitious infrastructure and modernization projects in U.S. history. Its successful, ongoing rollout is the result of rigorous acquisition, program and portfolio management, and stakeholder engagement with the airline industry and other members of the aviation community. The FAA invited airline stakeholders to help develop the blueprint for NextGen and they continue to have a seat at the table in setting NextGen priorities and investments through the NextGen Advisory Committee.
Female Student Essay Contest Winner Awarded Tablet
In honor of Women in Aviation and Breast Cancer Awareness month, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, awarded Tarsha Cecil a pink tablet as winner of our national essay contest. Aviation Institute of Maintenance began its eBook program at all eleven of our Part 147 schools on October 31, 2016. When students enroll in Aviation Institute of Maintenance, instead of being issued many aviation maintenance books, they receive a tablet with 9 eBooks uploaded on their tablet. The new eBooks have received very favorable comments and feedback from the student body. This program streamlines the number of books students have to carry around with them and students like the fact they have one small tablet with all the reference material they need right at their fingertips.
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance national essay contest was open to all women students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technician program. They were asked to write about why they chose the aviation maintenance field. Tasha Cecil’s essay stood out above the others citing her passion for aviation field and the struggles she overcame to obtain her dream of becoming an aircraft mechanic. She wrote, “I am grateful to be alive at this time in history. A time when women have the opportunity to do and be whatever they choose. Women can be found working in all areas of society from teachers to politicians, from builders to pilots. You name a field and there is a one hundred percent chance that you will find a woman not only working in the field, but doing a fantastic job and maintaining a solid family life.”
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) operates 11 Part 147 FAA certified maintenance schools located in metro areas across the United States and has been providing the aviation industry with highly qualified technicians for decades. We take great pride in the success of each and every graduate. As a result, our schools have produced thousands of professional aircraft technicians who work in the aviation industry throughout the United States and abroad. Our long-standing relationship with industry leaders keeps us abreast of their trends. We invest in the equipment, training aids, and personnel to fit industry needs. AIM is dedicated to providing students a quality education in aviation maintenance.
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Things Heat Up at AIM Orlando with the Introduction of their HVAC Program
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Orlando Metro campus announces a cool new course with their Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program. Through training, students will work hands-on with air conditioning and heating systems, residential and commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, hydronics and more. Students can enroll now.
“The demand for quality HVAC technicians is extremely high right now. The residential and commercial industries are severely undermanned with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasting a 14 percent national employment growth in the field of HVAC from 2014 to 2024,” said AIM’s Corporate Director of Industrial Trades, Dennis Brakeville. “One critical reason is that seasoned technicians are reaching retirement age. This gives entry-level technicians the opportunity to fill these positions in a short period of time with competitive pay and benefits.”
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete and prepares students for entry-level positions within the HVAC industry. Graduates of the program will have acquired the knowledge to prepare for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification exam, which is a requirement for everyone entering the industry. Students will also be equipped to test for additional certifications, such as the Industry Competency Examination (ICE) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Safety Certification. Career opportunities following graduation include positions with HVAC companies, builders and contractors, hotels and other specialty companies.
The AIM Orlando campus is located at 2725 S US Highway 17/92 in Casselberry, FL. For more information, please call (407) 896-2800.
About Aviation Institute of Maintenance
AIM –Orlando campus is part of the nation’s largest family of aviation maintenance schools, with headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Through AIM’s FAA-approved program, students prepare for a career in aviation maintenance. Students learn the skills necessary to become successful as an aircraft mechanic. AIM graduates are there to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM’s other campuses are located in Atlanta, Georgia; Chesapeake, Virginia; Manassas, Virginia; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada, Oakland, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Learn more at: www.aviationmaintenance.edu.