FEAM Aero Partners with Aviation Institute of Maintenance and The Trades Workforce Foundation to Award Ongoing Scholarships Over the Next 10 Years

As FEAM Aero continues their nationwide recruitment campaign, they have enthusiastically partnered with Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Charlotte and The Trades Workforce (TWF) to support students enrolled in career and technical education institutions to strengthen the skilled trades professional workforce. Their hope is to increase awareness of a potential career in aviation, as well as work with TWF to remove roadblocks to career education. 

The goal of this partnership is to ease the financial burden of students interested in entering a career in aviation, developing a promising pipeline, and cultivating a strong workforce to support the growth of the industry.

Kerry Zickuhr, Director of Base Maintenance at CVG explains, “It’s important for FEAM to take the lead in the aviation industry and attract our younger generation into the aviation maintenance field.  Not only do we offer scholarships for their initial training, we offer employment for the new technicians to gain the valuable experience they need to succeed in this industry.

FEAM is committed to building this workforce and providing meaningful career opportunities to graduates of the program. Together with AIM and The Trade Workforce Foundation, FEAM has committed to funding 4 Scholarships annually over the next decade.

Wayne Sisson, Chief Operating Officer of FEAM Aero adds, “The Aviation Institute of Maintenance presently has 14 campuses across the US, and is ideally suited to partner with FEAM on employment opportunities for their A&P graduates. The Charlotte campus graduated their first A&Ps in 2021, and FEAM has been fortunate enough to hire 20% of their A&P graduates to date. It is exciting to be a part of helping new technicians get started in the industry, and watch them gain both experience and capability. These new technicians represent the future of aviation, and FEAM offers an excellent learning pathway to a meaningful, lifelong career.”


For more information, or to request an interview with representatives from FEAM AERO, please contact Sara Shake at 954.336.3275 or [email protected]

FEAM AERO is the largest leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States. FEAM has maintenance bases at 52 locations globally, including two hangar facilities, and employs a growing workforce of over 1,500 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Engineers. Over the years, FEAM has diversified its MRO portfolio to include Line Maintenance, Technical Training, Global AOG Support, Technical Support Services, and Base Maintenance. Our full line of services ensures our customers meet their mission goals and mitigate AOG ground time. FEAM holds EASA/FAA Maintenance Organization Approvals and approvals from several other domestic and international aviation regulatory authorities. For more information, please visit www.feam.aero.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are near the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando, and Norfolk. Learn more at www.AviationMaintenance.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AIM.edu.


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