Pierpont Aviation buys new planes

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Students in Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology program will now have new planes and engines to work on thanks to a major grant.

The $1 million grant was originally awarded three years ago, and now the program has purchased a jet, the last of six planes purchased with the funds.

Two students sit in the jet recently purchased by Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program for students to work on. (Image WBOY)

School students will learn how to maintain and care for airplanes and jets and all the mechanisms inside the plane

“It’s a valuable learning tool. Something like that is amazing for us to have, and it will take us into the next 20 or 30 years. This is our goal as the program grows, and we can continue to grow and teach with newer and more current technology,” said Dr. Brad Gilbert, Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program Director.

The school will also host a job fair on April 12 starting at 9:00 a.m. for students and anyone considering a career in aviation maintenance.

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