Aviation students visited Wilmington Air Park

A group of second-year Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) students enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services facility at the Wilmington Air Park (Wilmington, Ohio) on April 2, 2024.

Currently, six AMT students are completing co-op assignments at Airborne in Wilmington and three are co-oping at the Airborne facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Two of the students in Wilmington have been hired as full-time employees.

Andrew Welch, one of the AMT co-op students at Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, said his responsibilities as a Heavy Maintenance Utility Technician have been “an exciting and rewarding experience.”

Andrew noted, “From the moment I stepped into the office, I was welcomed by a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about ensuring the highest standards of safety in aviation.”

AMT Co-op Coordinator Jennifer Geiger organized the visit for students enrolled in two classes, AMT 202 (Powerplant 2) and AMT 205 (Aircraft Starting and Ignition Systems). The group spent several hours at the Component Repair and Overhaul Facility at the Air Park, where they witnessed manufacturing and assembly of aircraft wiring harnesses, overhaul and repair of electrical components, maintenance of aircraft batteries, manufacturing and machining of new metal aircraft components, and inspection of aircraft components.

Then, the students toured several aircraft hangars and saw several large aircraft from United Airlines and Amazon Prime in various stages of inspection. The students also saw an Amazon Prime Boeing 767-300 aircraft up close, including experiencing the view while sitting in the cockpit.

The visit concluded with a stop at the GA Telesis Engine Repair and Overhaul Facility, where students learned about the disassembly, inspection, repair, and assembly processes for several aircraft engines that were manufactured at GE Aerospace in Evendale, Ohio.