Mid-South Community College and Arkansas Northeastern College offer an FFA-certified Aviation Maintenance degree, which prepares students for the Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licensure exam and a range of well-paying aviation jobs. MSCC, which also offers professional helicopter and airplane pilot training, will next year break ground on a new aviation training facility with a graduation capacity of 200 A&P mechanics annually.

Dr. Glen Fenter (left) examines a helicopter acquired by Mid-South Community College as part of the school’s joint program with Upper Limit Aviation

Key Competitive Aerospace Advantages

  • • Workforce training: A&P programs
  • • Available airport infrastructure
  • • Available warehousing infrastructure
  • • Proximity to FedEx for JIT (just in time) shipping and AOG (aircraft on ground) service
  • • Proximity to Mobile, AL for Airbus assembly supplier industries
  • • Advanced manufacturing workforce and training
  • • Access to thousands of engineers, including the Memphis MSA