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“The Tiny Trade-School Ivy Outperforming Top Four-Year Colleges”

In conjunction with Forbes’ list of Top-Two Year Trade Schools, PIA’s unique educational opportunities were highlighted in an article by the publication.  The article focuses on the industry relevant curriculum, employer partnerships, and industry demand for skilled technicians.
President and CEO of PIA, Suzanne Markle, is featured in a video […]

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PIA ranked #1 on Forbes Top Two-Year Trade Schools

For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been honored with a spot on Forbes’ Top-Two Year Trade Schools listing.  This year, PIA topped the list, landing the No. 1 spot on the esteemed publications annual ranking.  The comprehensive ranking evaluates schools based on […]

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Rest in Peace, Christopher Harper

PIA is saddened to learn of the passing of PIA Alumni Christopher Harper.  Christopher, a 2011 Graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Program at PIA’s Pittsburgh Campus, served as the Base Manager at Piedmont Airlines.  We were honored to feature Christopher in an Alumni Spotlight piece, where he described his […]

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Happy Aviation Maintenance Technician Day!

May 24th marks the birthday of Charles Taylor, the mechanic responsible for building the engine to keep the Wright Brothers plane in flight.  The day now honors Aviation Maintenance Technicians and their dedication to the aviation industry.
PIA is proud to have contributed to the education of 38,000 alumni since […]

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Embraer Visit

Last week, representatives from Embraer visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus, marking their second trip to PIA this year.  Darrell Stern, Manager of Talent Acquisition for North America, and Christopher King, Staffing Specialist for North America, visited the campus May 17th through 19th.
The two conducted mock interviews with current students, […]

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Delta TechOps Visit

Delta TechOps visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus on Monday, May 14th.  Michael Mackey, Manager of Training, and Bill Smith, Director of Training and a 1984 graduate of PIA, gave a presentation to the entire student body reiterating the importance of professionalism during their education.
The two discussed the necessary skills […]

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Congratulations to Myrtle Air Services

PIA would like to congratulate Myrtle Air Services (MASI) on the receipt of their 145 Air Agency Certificate.  The certification makes Myrtle Air Services the newest Part 145 Repair Station at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
PIA and MASI have built a strong relationship since the organization opened in 2016.  […]

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Allegheny County Executive Visits PIA

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Director of Community Affairs Mary Esther Van Shura visited PIA’s Main Campus on Tuesday, May 1st.  As County Executive, Fitzgerald has worked improve the local economy and support a higher-livability standard in Allegheny County.  Part of his efforts in the role of County […]

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