Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) officially kick-started 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.
“We could not be more delighted to continue our symbiotic relationship with Piedmont Airlines,” Jeremiah Scarbrough, regional director of operations, says, “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, VP 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.”