We as the Aviation Institute of Maintenance train avionic technicians, but what kind of outlook do our graduates receive when they enter the workforce?
We open the door to a whole new vastly growing field. If you ever looked up into the sky as a child, and thought how those big jets stay in flight, we’re the ones keeping them going. Jets not only commute business class passengers or families for holidays, but they also are the lifeline for commercial transportation. How do you expect to get your wireless speakers off Amazon Prime in 2 days or less?
Starting a new career is a big decision, but we can show you the real numbers behind how much this field is growing, and how you can be a part of it.
According to the 2016 Boeing Current Market Outlook , the amount of passenger traffic was up approximately 7.4% and capacity was up 6.7% in 2015 alone. In the end, that’s a record breaking 80% word wide. Because of lower gas prices, and varied aircraft efficiencies, airlines expected net profits of $35 billion dollars in 2015. Since then, key trends in aviation have skyrocketed and analysts expect to see this progression increase in the coming years.
Over the next 20 years in the field of aviation, Boeing has forecasted the industry will need approximately 39,620 new airplanes, valued at more than $5.9 trillion. With the diversity of the aviation field growing, new planes are needed to make up for the products and people being transported to more remote places. Most of the new traffic will be coming from Asia, The United States, Latin America, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The rise of single-aisle airplanes are the largest contributing factor in this growth.
With the globalized demand escalating tremendously who will build, repair, dispatch, and control all of these planes? YOU, that’s who! The demand is nearly tripling over the next 20 years for aircraft technicians, mechanics, air traffic control officers, and dispatch coordinators. In 2015 there were approximately 22,510 jet airplanes already in service, which is expected to nearly double to 45,240 aircraft by 2036. That means 39,620 new jets have to be manufactured, built, and transported.
Will you take this opportunity to request more information about this extremely expansive field?
Aviation Maintenance School Awarding Scholarship to Student from Kochi, India
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance will be awarding a scholarship to a select individual from Kochi, India. This will cover the tuition costs for the student’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program at the campus in the Norfolk, Virginia area.
NORFOLK, Va. (July 27, 2016) –The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and the Norfolk Sister City Association of Norfolk, Va. are partnering with Kochi, India to offer an Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship to a select individual from Kochi. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for the recipient’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program at the AIM campus located in the Norfolk, Va. area, and the additional fees for their FAA certification exams. The estimated value of the scholarship is $46,800 USD.
“For decades, AIM has been teaching aviation maintenance professionals within the United States to help launch rewarding careers in aviation maintenance, while serving as a resource for the shortage of aircraft engineers throughout the country.” stated Dr. Joel A. English, Vice President of Operations of AIM.
The Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA), a part of Sister Cities International, is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between the City of Norfolk, Va. and international partner communities. Additional information about the NSCA can be found here.
“Through the Sister City partnership, we have the opportunity to serve India as a response to the global shortage of FAA-certified aircraft engineers.” said Dr. English. “We hope to become a worldwide partner in aviation maintenance training, and providing this training to a talented and intelligent member of the Kochi community is a benevolent entrance into aviation maintenance training, as well as a way to share business and cultural awareness between our communities.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have completed the equivalent of a high school diploma, be fluent in English, and must submit a one page essay no later than November 1, 2016. Each applicants essay should showcase their academic promise, passion for the aviation maintenance industry, and occupational goals within the aviation field. Award decisions will be made by the Scholarship Committee, with the recipient announced November 15, 2016. Scholarship applications should be emailed to IntlBusSpec@AviationMaintenance.edu or mailed to the attention of International Business Specialist, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 4455 South Blvd., Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA, USA 23452.
About Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Aviation Institute of Maintenance is the United States’ largest family of aviation maintenance schools, with headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. Students learn the skills necessary to become successful in one of the world’s fastest growing industries, aviation maintenance, and the free Human Factors certification course and it’s Sister City Scholarship Program are examples of the school’s passion and commitment to the international aviation industry. AIM graduates are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Oakland, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: AviationMaintenance.edu
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.
AIM Houston Students Visit United Airlines Facility