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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Since 1929, PIA has produced top notch aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians to enter the workforce in aviation maintenance, electronics, and other related fields. Our graduates are in demand throughout the US, and PIA offers placement assistance to help both students and alumni in their pursuit of employment in the field of aviation.

Are you interested in aircraft?  What about electronics, engines or sheet metal work? Do you just like working with your hands? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) is the school for you!

PIA’s specialized Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) programs provide hands on experience. Our aviation maintenance program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft mechanic, and our aviation electronics (or avionics) program leads to opportunities as a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed avionics technician.

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    Graduate Career Map

    Graduate Career Map

    We’ve recently updated our Career Services page to include a map listing where recent graduates have started careers throughout the United States. Click  this link to check out where our graduates have transformed their education into a career!

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    Remembering Apollo 13

    Remembering Apollo 13

    April 17th is a remarkable day for the aviation community. It’s a celebration of ingenuity, collaborative effort and the innate human desire for survival regardless of the hardship. April 17th marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the safe return of the infamous Apollo 13 manned space flight. NASA’s pre-flight press kit states that the manned flight’s