Thursday, August 24, 2006

Aircraft mechanics school opens at YNG

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has opened a school at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and are hoping that some Delphi/GM buyout or retirees may enroll in the school.

“Good things are happening in this community. Step by step—one by one, we’re having progress. They don’t always make the news channels. They don’t always make the front page of the newspaper, but bit by bit—step by step—good things are happening, said Congressman Tim Ryan.

The curriculum for PIA's Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program, as offered at the Youngstown-Warren Campus, satisfies the requirement of 14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Part 147. A graduate from the program is eligible to test for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) certifications. The AMT program is a non-degree course of study leading to a diploma.

Duties of an aviation maintenance technician include inspections, component replacement, overhauls, extensive repairs, troubleshooting, and servicing of aircraft and aircraft systems. Certified AMTs enter the industry as journeymen, and are not required to serve in apprenticeship capacities.

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