American Airlines Donates a Pratt & Whitney JT8D Engine to Aviation Institute of Maintenance

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has received a Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine from American Airlines from a retired McDonnell Douglas MD-80.

The motor will be utilized by understudies for active preparation at the school’s Chicago grounds, assisting them with passing their aeronautics upkeep specialist (AMT) certificate.

American Carriers’ last MD-80 flight occurred in 2019.

“American is respected to give this significant piece of aeronautics innovation to understudies at Point,” said Evie Garces, American’s VP of Line Support. ” As a former AMT, I can attest to the significance of having access to such tools when learning new skills. The MD-80 fueled American’s future when it took its most memorable income trip in 1983, and this motor will assist with driving understudies’ fates as they pursue their affirmations and vocation desires long into the future.”

The motor gift is essential for our continuous organization with Point that gives understudies progressing commitment with American’s group of aeronautics support experts and admittance to American’s upkeep offices, as well as ensures top applicants from Point’s Chicago grounds interviews with American.

“We are eager to improve our association with American Carriers in 2023, and getting this noteworthy airplane motor will permit us to give more assets and experience to our understudy body in Chicago,” said Dr. Joel English, Leader VP of Point. ” Involved preparing on a scope of airframes and powerplants is fundamental for the Point graduate to become ready to join the labor force after graduation. American sees the benefit of putting resources into our different understudy populace, and this gift will assist us with setting up our ongoing understudies to turn out to be the upcoming American Aircrafts experts.”

Flight support experts from American’s Chicago Specialized Tasks group are likewise coaching a five-understudy group for the impending Aviation Upkeep Contest in Atlanta from 18 to 20 April.

Teams from schools, airlines, the military, general aviation, repair and maintenance organizations, and space compete against one another in real-world maintenance scenarios during Aviation Week’s MRO Americas.

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