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American Airlines and Aviation Institute of Maintenance Announce Partnership To Train and Hire Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Professionals




FORT WORTH, TX/ACCESSWIRE/November 2, 2022/ American Airlines:

  • Memorandum of Understanding Offers Top Aviation Institute of Maintenance Candidates Guaranteed Interviews at American

  • Students will have access to American maintenance facilities and aircraft maintenance professionals through engagement opportunities

  • American Airlines team members will be eligible for reduced tuition at AIM

American Airlines and Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) announce a new partnership that offers aspiring aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) a direct career path to American. The Memorandum of Understanding secures top candidates from the AIM Chicago campus with interviews at American, ensures continued engagement with the US team of aviation maintenance professionals, and provides access to American’s maintenance facilities. Eligible students will also be offered financial aid for certification exams and toolkits to get their career started on the right foot.

“There’s no better place to start a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer than at American,” said Evie Garces, vice president of line maintenance for American Airlines, who began her career in as a US AMT at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. “Sometimes all it takes is a path and the realization that there is a place for you if you work hard and want it. At American, we want the best and most promising AMTs to join our most of 12,000 aviation maintenance professionals who every day are responsible for the safety of every customer and team member aboard our aircraft.And more than that, we want to help aspiring AMTs by charting a path like the one established through to our growing partnership with AIM.

About 4,000 students are currently pursuing certifications to become aircraft mechanics through AIM’s 21-month program. With 14 FAA-certified aviation maintenance schools across the country, AIM is the largest aviation maintenance training organization in the United States.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with American Airlines and provide a direct path to employment for our students,” said Joel English, executive vice president of AIM. “Our goal is to be a personal and professional transition agent for our students, as well as a solution to the workforce needs of airlines and aircraft manufacturers. This direct relationship with American Airlines is a step forward significant for us and a great opportunity for our students.”

The partnership also offers American Airlines team members who want to become aviation maintenance professionals reduced tuition and variable application fees at AIM’s 14 campuses across the United States.

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About the Aviation Maintenance Institute

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, Virginia. AIM students are trained to meet the demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation. employers. AIM graduates have the opportunity to earn certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration, American Welding Society, Environmental Protection Agency, and OSHA. AIM campuses are located near the following major metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Newark/New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Kansas City, San Francisco Bay Area, Orlando and Norfolk. AIM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Vocational Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit or like them on Facebook at

American Airlines, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Image from press release

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