PIA A&P Testing Statistics Featured in Inside MROkbaker
An article published in the December issue of Inside MRO featured PIA’s A&P testing statistics when discussing the shortage of designated mechanical examiners (DMEs) in the nation. With only 247 DMEs across the country, access to testing is a challenge for students looking to earn their A&P. Ninety-six percent of PIA graduates took the FAA A&P exams in 2017, sitting 25 points higher than the national average according to a recent Aviation Technician Education Council survey.
Gary Hoyle, Director of Campus Operations at PIA, discussed the challenges PIA faces when it comes to testing, and how changes to the regulations would improve testing at PIA. Nine faculty and staff members at PIA are currently DMEs, significantly reducing obstacles for many graduates ready to take the A&P exams. Those nine examiners tested 128 students from PIA’s various campuses last year.
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