By Jul DeGeus
By Jul DeGeus
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.
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.
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;
The Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industry suffered during the recession. The economic decline caused a substantial decrease in sales among major airlines. This led to a serious decrease in the demands for aircraft, as well aircraft maintenance services.
However, IBISWorld recently reported that airlines will have to expand their fleets in coming years. IBSWorld is one of America’s most trusted authoritative sources of market and industry research. Their research shows that this upcoming, ongoing expansion will inevitably lead to an increase in industry services, including aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. …
Click here to read more…