General Atomics Visits NAA-New England

General Atomics, a defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California, visited NAA’s New England campus on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

William Foster, Airframe and Powerplant Manager, gave presentations to students and team members, detailing the history of the General Atomics and their needs the for future. Jeffrey Dunagan, HR Recruiter, was also onsite to engage in recruitment efforts. Four presentations and five interviews were completed.

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William Foster and Jeffrey Dunagan presenting to NAA-New England students

General Atomics provides research and manufacturing services for remotely-operated surveillance aircraft; including the Predator drones, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. They are currently recruiting qualified A&P mechanics and avionics technicians – some, from right here at NAA.

For more information on what General Atomics seeks in new hire personnel, contact NAA’s Career Services department in New England at (800) 292-3228 or in Tampa Bay at (800) 659-2080.

5 MUST Knows About Sarasota Avionics

Sarasota Avionics has been serving the general aviation community for the past thirty years. The company was founded by Bert Van Kirk, Vince Veltri, and Kirk Fryar, on the principles of providing expert advice at a competitive price. By doing so, they’ve grown to become aviation’s panel mount installation leader. Headquartered on Florida’s sun coast at the Venice Municipal Airport, they are a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and a proud supporter of all things aviation! NAA-Tampa Bay students had the opportunity to visit the Venice location on Friday, November 29, 2017.

A maintenance project in the Sarasota Avionics hangar in Venice

Here are five MUST know facts about Sarasota Avionics:

    1. They have locations in 5 Florida cities: Lantana, Punta Gorda, Tampa, Sarasota and Venice.
    2. Their capabilities include:
      • ANNUALS
      • PAINT
      • GLASS
    3. They have a low-price guarantee to keep avionics prices the lowest in the industry.
    4. They maintain multiple FAA repair stations to provide customers with faster turn-around time and outstanding customer service. A full staff of FAA-certified technicians, pilots, flight instructors, as well as an expert team of sales consultants are dedicated to providing unparalleled avionics knowledge.
    5. They have recruited maintenance technicians directly from National Aviation Academy!

Whether you are looking for new equipment, a repair or the job of your dreams, learn more about Sarasota Avionics by visiting: For more information about becoming an airframe and power plant or avionics technician call us at (800) 659-2080 (Tampa Bay campus) or (800) 292-3228 (New England campus).



New England Career Fair – November 2017

Did you know that over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036? Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled. NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified graduates and alumni in front of industry leaders to fulfill the growing needs in aviation. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the New England campus in Concord, MA. It was the largest Career Fair to date at this campus!

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NAA students speaking to a hiring representative

The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified candidates who are ready to embark on careers. Employers such as Delta, JetBlue, General Electric (GE), Bombardier and many more were onsite scouting students and conducting interviews in November.

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NAA students meeting with recruiters

Our next Career Fair will be hosted at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on Thursday, January 18. Stay tuned for more details!