Delta Speaks Out About AAS


Greg Ostovich and Michael Bouchard of Delta TechOps visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on January 11, 2017. Mr. Ostovich and Mr. Bouchard are acting managers of technical operations in Tampa and Orlando, respectively. The pair shared their expert knowledge regarding trends in aviation, and spoke about what Delta is looking for in maintenance personnel. Students were able to ask questions about the hiring process and get answers directly from the source.

Mr. Bouchard was extremely vocal about the need for Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) training, stating that, “at this point, we have to accept that avionics training has become a requirement.”

Bouchard pointed to examples of NAA students who have been recruited by Delta within the past year, who are now working line maintenance in Los Angeles. These individuals graduated NAA’s AAS program, and were able to impress Delta’s hiring managers with their thorough knowledge of electrical, electronic and wiring systems. They landed the careers of their dreams immediately upon graduating. However, it would not have been possible without AAS.

Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification offers an entry point into the world of aviation maintenance, but AAS training is what makes an individual fully-equipped to meet the demands of modern aircraft. As the industry continues to evolve, A&P mechanics must as well. A working knowledge of avionics equipment and other sophisticated systems is essential to compete for high-level positions within the industry, as is the case at Delta. Advanced training conveys aptitude to leads and supervisors, offering prestige and increased opportunities.

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Constant Improvement at NAA


Classes were out of session the past couple of weeks, but instructors and staff ensured that improvements were being made on NAA campuses. Here are some highlights:

  • Curriculum and lesson presentations are currently being upgraded. Instructors are standardizing materials between each term and campus. Supplementary and reference materials are being updated to reflect new, high-quality texts.
  • Collaboration is a major focus of the education department for 2017. Instructors will be working directly with students to implement action plans for success. It is our aim to offer superior training in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Training in classroom management was held on Wednesday, December 27, 2016. Student needs are always a priority at NAA. The staff enrichment emphasized how each member of NAA can better serve our student population on a daily basis.

Each training and collaboration effort supports high-quality aviation maintenance training, FAA certification and employment in careers of the highest caliber for our students. We are looking forward to making 2017 our best year yet!

NAA Holiday Toy Drive


Thank you to all who donated to National Aviation Academy’s 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive! It was a special Christmas for the boys and girls who were the recipients of your generosity. The toy drive was organized by the student services department, with all donated toys benefitting children of students who currently attend NAA.

If you are an NAA student in need of various kinds of assistance, please remember the student services department is available to you.