Education partnership between long-established system of aircraft maintenance schools and Piedmont Airlines takes flight!

Written by Nicole Gleaton

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) officially kick-starts their strategic education partnership with Piedmont Airlines, a regional airline operating for American Eagle.  The partnership is the natural progression of an enduring relationship between the two, as Piedmont has been a frequent employer of AIM graduates.  Current Piedmont employees can now benefit from industry-guided training provided by AIM.

Jeremiah Scarbrough, Regional Director of Operations, says, “We could not be more delighted to continue our symbiotic relationship with Piedmont Airlines.  They have employed our graduates for years, and now we have the opportunity to help train their employees.”  A wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, Piedmont is headquartered in Maryland.  For AIM and Piedmont, with locations that intersect along the East Coast, the partnership seeks to help close the gap in the predicted shortage of trained aircraft mechanics over the next two decades.  “Piedmont is excited to partner with Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) to offer enhanced opportunities to our team members and future employees through the educational programming AIM provides,” said Bill Arndt, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering.  “As customers begin to return to the skies and flights increase, demand for skilled Airframe and Powerplant mechanics will only increase. This collaboration allows Piedmont team members an opportunity to build a solid career in aviation maintenance.”

If you’d like to learn more about this exciting partnership, please join us on Wednesday, November 18th at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 4201 Atlantic Avenue, for the official signing.  The presentation and signing will begin at 4:30 pm.

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 or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.

About Piedmont Airlines

Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is a premier regional carrier of American Airlines, providing service both on the ground and in the air across the United States. Every day, nearly 9,000 aviation professionals foster a mission of caring, compliance and communication on and off the airfield.  Piedmont is headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, and operates a fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets. Piedmont Airlines’ ground handling team can be found in more than 80 airports across the United States providing award winning ground service to passengers of American Airlines. Learn more about what’s happening at Piedmont by visiting connect with Piedmont on Twitter @piedmontair and on Facebook. 

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