Written by Krystal Jones, Katherine Rolon and Meagan Chappell

Learjet 60 (twin-jet) outside of Banyan Air’s hangar.

Our AIM Orlando pending graduates and alumni attended Banyan Air’s Career Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The invitation was also extended to the Master of Achievement, Leadership & Excellence (M.A.L.E) group of Tampa Bay, who previously attended AIM Orlando’s Summer Jet Camp.

Campus Executive Director, Jerry Moore, scheduled the tour of the facility with the Director of MRO Services, Charlie Amento.  Charlie has been a part of the Banyan team for fifteen years, where he started as a mechanic apprentice and worked his way up to director of MRO services.

The tour began at Banyan Air’s pilot shop, continued through general maintenance and concluded with a Career Fair in the avionics hangar. During the tour we learned that there are a total of three hangars on site and five maintenance crews. The director explained that if an aircraft is in the shop for maintenance, their client has the option to schedule avionics upgrades or modifications. During the tour, career services had an opportunity to meet with Banyan’s Director of People Relations, Arlisa Jernigan. She talked about the the culture, standards, and job opportunities available at Banyan Air. Shortly after the tour concluded, Arlisa was pleased to take resumes from our graduates.

Banyan Air’s mission is to provide exceptional aviation services through dedication to quality, safety, and efficiency while maintaining a commitment to the growth and development of their team. Banyan Air Service earned #1 FBO Southeast U.S. for 10 consecutive years in FltPlan.com’s Pilots’ Choice Awards.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance:

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York,  Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando and Norfolk. Visit AviationMaintenance.edu or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.

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