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HGR Airtech Visit

PIA Hagerstown students were invited to participate in a tour of new facilities that opened at the Hagerstown Regional Airport.  Airtech Heavy Maintenance, LLC, a Cincinnati-based FAA 145 repair station, opened its 60,000 square foot facilities in August of 2021. The students on the tour all applied for positions within...

Ribbon-Cutting Marks Completion of RACP Project

Major renovations at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA were completed in October 2021, marking the fulfillment of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) at PIA.  The project began in the Fall of 2020 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Main Campus. One year later, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held...

PIA Memorial Scholarship – Submit Your Application by December 3rd!

The PIA Memorial Scholarships are funded by private donors and annual funding raising events.  There are five (5) Memorial Fund Scholarship awards available for the 2021 calendar year in the amount of $2,000.00 each. Please review the application here. Submitting your application: Applications must be received by December 3, 2021. Return applications to: Campus...

PIA Hosts Pipeline-Impacting Career Fair

The demand in the aviation industry for skilled, qualified aviation technicians has continued to grow in recent years.  Despite a slow-down in the hiring process in 2020, the 2021 Career Fairs held at PIA show that the industry is eager to once again tackle the need for technicians. Four campuses...

Black Hawk visits PIA

On Tuesday, November 16th, a UH-60 Black Hawk Crew flew into the Allegheny County Airport.  The Pennsylvania Army National Guard traveled from the Johnstown Army Aviation Support Facility and upon landing, became an impromptu lesson for students at PIA. Students were able to take advantage of the Black Hawk's landing...

Trumbull County Drone League

PIA Youngstown was contacted by the Trumbull County Educational Service Center (TC ESC) regarding their effort to begin a drone racing league in Trumbull County. PIA helped connect the airport community with the TC ESC, including Winner Aviation, a close industry partner of PIA. Together they were able to...

How to become a Great Aviation Technician

The roles and responsibilities of an aircraft mechanic vary throughout the aviation industry, but most Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) began their careers in similar ways. If you are thinking about getting started as an aircraft mechanic, read more about what you can expect from your education and career! WHAT IS...

US Congressman Scott Perry visits PIA

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry visited PIA Pittsburgh last Friday as part of his tour of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Congressman Perry serves Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his visit, Perry met with PIA Administration to discuss the nature of programs at PIA and the essential role...