“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Congratulations PIA June 2018 Class

PIA would like to wish the graduates of the June 2018 Pittsburgh Campus the best as they move onto the next step in their careers.  The group of 44 students in the Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics programs were celebrated with a graduation ceremony on June 22nd.
Five students from […]


GCSD STEM Academy Visit

PIA would like to thank students from the Georgetown County School District’s STEM Academy for their visit to the Myrtle Beach Campus last week.  After the students completed their reflections of the STEM program, many selected the visit to the PIA campus as their favorite event.
If you would like […]


General Atomics Visit

General Atomics spoke with students in 6th and 7th quarter at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA on Tuesday, June 5th.  William Foster, Manager of Airframe & Powerplant at the company, discussed GA’s customer focused business and plans for continued expansion.
General Atomics, well known for their development of unmanned aerial […]


Thank You, Ms. Ollry!

PIA Hagerstown would like to thank Suzanne Ollry for her generous donation of a Craftsman tool box, tools, and a flight line bag for  deserving Hagerstown students.
Ms. Ollry is a retired A&P Mechanic who wanted to pass her love of aviation on to a current or future PIA Hagerstown […]


Parkway West School Visit

Students from Parkway West’s Career and Technology Center visited PIA Pittsburgh May 23rd.  The high school students, who are primarily enrolled in the electrical program at Parkway, were able to tour the facilities and explore the aircraft in the hangars.
PIA is happy to accommodate tours for students interested in […]


May 19th Open House

Thank you to all those who came to visit PIA on May 19th for our open house events!  All four PIA campuses hosted events where prospective students were able learn about careers as aviation technicians.
In addition to meeting with various departments at each campus, the prospective students each heard […]