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November 28, 2022

New Jersey County to Offer AMT Courses to High Schoolers

Partnership with AIM Opens New Doors for Youth

The Newark Board of Education will soon offer local students a leg-up in their early careers with a chance to become a certified AMT. The strategic partnership includes the nearby Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), of Teterboro, New Jersey. AIM will offer their guidance and resources to Newark students through shared coursework, allowing young students to take classes fo aviation maintenance technicians much like AIM’s regular student body.

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Horizon Air Donates Q400 to AMT Program

Another Airline Offloads Aging Plane for Use as Educational Device in Bid to Bolster Technician Education

Horizon Air donated one of its older Q400s to the Portland Community College Foundation for use in the school's Aviation programs. The maneuver seems to be a common one this year, as airlines look for possible uses for timed-out aircraft more sustainable than sending them out to a scrapyard. The sustainable solution might be donation to aviation maintenance degrees around the country, a solution that puts a well-used aircraft to work teaching the next generation of AMT's (while nabbing a handy little tax credit for the airline, in all likelihood).

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Republic of Rwanda Achieves First Safety Assessment Rating

IASA Program Focuses On A Country’s Ability To Adhere To International Aviation Safety Standards

The FAA has announced that the Republic of Rwanda has achieved an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating, and is in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The FAA IASA program focuses on a country’s ability to adhere to international aviation safety standards and recommended practices.

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