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Why Train in Airframe & Powerplant?

Trained mechanics and technicians secure the safety of flight. Those who graduate from the AMT or A&P programs at Spartan College are trained to work on aircraft components and systems including airframes, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, and environmental systems. Training in our program can also help you develop a versatile skill set that is utilized in other industries, such as automotive and diesel, heavy equipment, power and light, and industrial technology. Our program provides a 50/50 balance between  lab and lecture to practice theory in a hands-on environment.

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What is Aviation Maintenance?

Aviation maintenance encompasses the repair, inspection, modification, or complete overhaul of an aircraft or aircraft component by an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). Aviation maintenance technicians ensure that aircraft comply with airworthiness directives and are safe and functioning during flight. This includes a multitude of tasks on both fixed wing airplanes and rotorcraft. These tasks include but are not limited to the structure of the aircraft, the internal system in the aircraft as well as maintenance to aircraft engines and their related systems.

Aviation Maintenance Training at Spartan

Our Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) programs have been training aircraft technicians for nearly a century and are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meet the requirements established in Title 14, Part 147. Successful completion qualifies graduates to take the written, oral and practical tests with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Mechanic’s Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings. The skills and information taught in the program are applicable to other maintenance industries and professions as well as aviation. Obtaining an A&P certificate is required for aviation industry jobs.

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Topics you’ll learn about include:

Aircraft Instrumentation, Communication and Navigation

Aircraft Flight Controls

Hydraulics and Landing Gear

Reciprocating Engine Systems

Turbine Engine Systems

Aircraft Electrical Systems

Aviation Maintenance Practices

Fuel Metering and Propellers

Increased Demand for Airline Technicians

According to the Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook 2019-2038, 804,000 new civil aviation pilots and 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years.*

*Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

Increased Demand for Airline Technicians

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# of Pilots/Technicians needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years according to the Boeing Pilot Technician Outlook 2020 – 2039.

*Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

Hear From Our Graduates

After high school, Joel Brashear joined the US Air Force following in his grandfather’s footsteps. He later transitioned from active duty to school life and moved across the country 900 miles to attend Spartan. At Spartan, Joel was the president of Spartan’s AMT Society and competed in the annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition. In 2016, Joel received the James Rardon Aviation Maintenance Technician Student of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an Aviation Maintenance Technician student.

At Spartan’s April 2016 career fair, Joel was offered a position with Endeavor Air. Shortly after graduating; Joel garnered his A&P license and soon after that moved to Tennessee to start his career as an Aviation Maintenance Technician for Endeavor Air. Today, Joel also continues to serve his country as a member of the US Air Force Reserves.