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Big Name Employers Visit AIM

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

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United Airlines Visits AIM Orlando

We have been visited recently by a lot of large companies in the aviation industry. Some of which include United, Delta, PSA Airlines, Express Jet and many more! Not only do these companies actively look for potential students for internships, they also see our grads as “premium” candidates for upcoming careers in the industry.

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Mr. Dave Shotsberger, The Southeast Regional manager of Technical Operations with United Airlines was at AIM Orlando to speak with all current students (Day & Evening), and graduates. Mr. Shotsberger talked to the students about what United, a premium employer, expects when recruiting for their A & P technicians. Subjects such as the importance of good attendance (no deficiencies), the attainment of the A & P certification, exceptional grades and enthusiasm with mechanical work, as well as overall mechanical aptitude were discussed when he talked about the qualities they look for in an A & P mechanic to hire. He also stressed the little things such as how important wearing your badge every day is, looking and acting professional, and showing a United recruiter that a student/grad is a “premium” candidate.

Mr. Shotsberger also shared that United is rolling out amazing job opportunities for A & P mechanics with United: 400-500 A & P job opportunities for those with their A & P certification with no required experience! What an awesome day to hear from the insides of United Airlines’ technical operations! Thanks Mr. Shotsberger and United Airlines, for 2 awesome presentations to our students and graduates!

During the month of June, AIM Houston hosted a presentation from one of the regional airports at Hobby. Express Jet’s, Keith Browles (Lead A & P Mechanic) for the Shreveport, LA location, met with our current students, alumni and prospective students to demonstrate what a day in the life of an A & P Mechanic looks like in the real world. Browles discussed Human Factors and how important they are in order for an airport to run safely and under compliance with OSHA.  He also informed the audience about how Express Jet is a regional airline and explained the difference between regional and a major airline.

This visit was an excellent opportunity to motivate our current students to get their A & P certification and to take the initiative needed to become a premium career candidate. The graduates that attended had the opportunity to speak with Browles, who is the recruiter for several Express Jet locations, and submit their resumes.

AIM Houston is committed to supporting students on their path to becoming successful graduates by providing opportunities for growth and knowledge. We would like to extend a big thank you to Express Jet for their contributions to this mission.

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AIM Houston Students Visit United Airlines Facility

AIM Instructor Named NextGen 40 under 40 Aircraft Maintenance Professional

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

karnuth1AIM-Virginia Beach’s David Karnuth was recently named one of AMT magazine’s NextGen 40 under 40 Aircraft Maintenance Professionals. The inaugural 2015 AMT Next Gen Awards showcase individuals in the industry that are going above and beyond their job descriptions and for their own accomplishments in what they bring to their companies and the industry. The Next Gen winners represent the total maintenance arena as they represent airline, general aviation, corporate aviation, military, MROs, rotorcraft, and education segments of the industry.


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AIM Chesapeake Instructor Wins ATEC Educator of the Year Award

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

nancy_jones2We’re proud to announce that Nancy Jones, an aviation instructor at AIM Chesapeake, has been selected by the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) Board of Directors as the ATEC Ivan D. Livi Educator of the Year for 2014. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technology instructor.  This achievement can be in the form of a single event or long term outstanding performance. The selection criteria consisted of: initiative, creativity, attitude, performance, education, training, benefits and the direct impact the instructor has had on the aviation maintenance students.


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Interview Tips for Aviation Jobs

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Interviewing can be nerve wracking! You don’t know the people conducting the interview; they don’t know you or your qualifications. You don’t know what they’re looking for in a potential new employee. You don’t know what questions they will ask or how they will ask them. Will they be if/then questions, open answer, true/false… But, with a little preparation and keeping a cool head, a lot of the angst can be removed so you can truly shine during the interviewing process.

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5 Signs You Work in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014

5 Signs You Work in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry

5 Signs You Work in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry | AIM

Aircraft maintenance is a field of important and often physically demanding work that occurs around the clock every day of the year.  It is also a career with a great variety of opportunities to specialize in an area of mechanics that you will enjoy.  At the same time, at any moment of the day or night thousands of passengers will be flying through the air depending on the work that you do.  Here are 5 signs that you work in the varied and exciting aircraft maintenance industry.


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The 5 Most Influential People in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014

The 5 Most Influential People in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry

Powered flight became a reality on the 17th December 1903 when the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur capped off their four years of research with a heavier-than-air air aircraft known as the Kitty Hawk. Before that, people had only flown in gliders and hot air balloons.

So, who are the top 5 most influential persons in the aircraft maintenance industry?

Spaceref lists the all-time top 100 personalities of aerospace and civil aviation “as voted by their peers.” And the top 5 are;


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