Envoy Donates Rolls Royce Engine to PIAKarin McKenna
A generous donation from regional airline Envoy Air has arrived at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA. A Rolls Royce AE3007 will be utilized for 4th quarter training on turbine engines and further add to PIA’s variety of educational tools.
The engine donation was facilitated by PIA Alumni and Managing Director of the Central Region for Envoy, Mike Scimio. The 13-year-old engine came off an Embraer 145, and similar engines have been utilized by the Cessna Citation, the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray, and several Northrop Grumman aircraft. Scimio was pleased to be able to assist PIA in securing the donation from Envoy and spoke of the need for equipment like this at aircraft maintenance schools like PIA. “It is the type of engine you will find out in the industry today, it’s on a lot of the regional aircraft they will encounter,” said Scimio. “It’s a plus for students to be able to learn on this type of equipment, especially if they want to be at a regional airline.”
As the industry continues to work to fill the demand for technicians, PIA continues to contribute to the pipeline by training students on unique engines and equipment that they need to master to earn their Airframe & Powerplant Certification. “We are very thankful for the individuals at Envoy who helped make this donation possible,” says Jason Pfarr, Dean of Academic Affairs at PIA. “Mr. Scimio is a great support to PIA, both as an industry leader and an alumnus. PIA prides itself on training aviation technicians on industry-relevant equipment. The donation of this engine adds another tool to our toolbox when it comes to training the industry’s newest technicians. Fourth-quarter students will benefit greatly from the addition of this engine to our hangar.”