MRO provider and parts specialist Southwest Aerospace Technologies has donated a parted-out airframe of a Bombardier Global Express to Texas State Technical College (TSTC). It will be used at the school’s campuses in Waco, Harlingen, and Abilene for an aviation curriculum that includes airframe and powerplant technology and avionics technology training. TSTC chancellor Mike Reeser said it’s the largest in-kind donation the school has received to date.
An FAA and EASA Part 145 repair station headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Southwest Aerospace also will provide annual funding for a scholarship for TSTC aviation students.
“The aviation industry definitely has a need for well-trained professionals in a variety of capacities, including aircraft maintenance,” said Southwest Aerospace president and CEO Kurt Encinias. “Institutions such as TSTC play a valuable role in providing students the training and education needed to be successful in their chosen field.”