PDP Adds Career Planning for Maintenance Career Development

PDP Adds Career Planning for Maintenance Career Development By Jay Evans August 2000 Business aviation has never been better, so it's a great time to establish a career in business aviation maintenance. With great opportunities come great...


Northrop Rice Aviation Institute of Technology

1155 S. Arbor Vitae St., Suite 115, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 568-8541; www.nrait.edu;

Northrop Rice Aviation Institute of Technology (NRAIT) offers accredited continuing education programs for aviation maintenance professionals. A&P certificate holders are awarded 60 quarter units towards AA, AAS, and BS degrees in aircraft maintenance engineering technology. NRAIT is a subsidiary of Northrop Rice USA Inc. and Aeronautics Innovation Inc.

Northrop Rice USA Inc.

8880 Telephone Rd., 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77061; (713) 644-6616; www.nrusa.com;

Northrop Rice USA Inc. (NRUSA) is a worldwide aviation training provider. NRUSA and its subsidiaries (Northrop Rice Aviation Institute of Technology and Aerolearn.com) offer total education and training solutions including customized training programs, curriculum development, training equipment, web-based courses, and accredited degree programs.

Parks College of Engineering and Aviation

Department of Aerospace Technology, 3450 Lindell Blvd., PO Box 56907, St. Louis, MO 63156; (314) 977-8333;

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program combines the technical skills of an A&P with the engineering knowledge associated with the production, repair, and modification of aircraft and propulsion systems. The Aircraft Maintenance Management program provides the A&P with the skills required to manage the business side of aircraft maintenance departments.

Quality Testing Services

4003 Fee Fee Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63044; (888) 770-0607; www.qualitytesting.net;

Quality Testing Services offers Level I and Level II courses in liquid penetrant magnetic particle, ultrasonic, radiographic, and eddy current inspection. We can train, qualify, and certify your personnel to SNT-TC-IA, MIL-STD-410, and CP-189. QTS is an SNT-authorized exam center, and is approved to administer IRRSP and ACCP Level II and ASNT NDT Level III exams. We can accommodate you at your facilities or ours.

Rolls-Royce Indianapolis Customer Training

5501 W. 79th St., Indianapolis, IN 46268 or PO Box 420, Speed Code: O14, Indianapolis, IN 46206-0420; (317) 230-2586; www.Allison.com;

Classes focus on engine systems familiarization and maintenance procedures and are tailored to the customer's needs. Training courses teach students to understand all aspects of gas turbine theory, operation, and maintenance.

SimuFlite Training International

PO Box 619119, 2929 W. Airfield Dr., DFW Airport, TX 75261; (214) 693-7628, (800) 527-2463; www.simuflite.com;

SimuFlite's maintenance training program features A&P licensed, operationally experienced instructors and is FAA-approved for IA renewal. Technicians can train at SimuFlite's conveniently located Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport training center or on site at their own location. Programs include Citation, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, King Air, Learjet, and Westwind.

Southern Illinois University

Department of Aviation Technologies, 635 Flightline Rd., MC 6816, Carbondale, IL 62901-6816; (618) 536-3371; www.siu.edu/~aviation/programs/maint/;

Offers a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Technologies designed for A&P technicians, with specializations in aircraft maintenance, helicopter maintenance, and aviation electronics. SICU also provides Bell Helicopter Textron-approved maintenance training for Bell 47 Field Maintenance and Overhaul, and Field Maintenance for Models 205A-1 and 214B. Training is also Transport Canada-approved.

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL 62221; (618) 235-2700; www.southwestern.cc.il.us;

The college's aviation maintenance program offers one-year and two-year options with classes beginning every 10 weeks. Classes offer hands-on experience with airplanes, helicopters, and aircraft powerplants. Among subjects covered are theory of flight, basic physics, aircraft weight and balance, and federal aviation regulations.

Texas State Technical College

Aviation Maintenance Department, 3801 Campus Dr., Waco, TX 76705; (254) 867-4851; www.tstc.edu;

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