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Maintenance Student Pathway

Maintenance Student Pathway
Your future starts now. Join our Maintenance Student Pathway Program and be on your way to a career at PSA.
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You Deserve the PSA Difference

Your path to the most valuable and stable career in commercial aviation.

As an A&P Mechanic at PSA, you'll be part of a close-knit, passionate team that places safety and compliance above all else. By becoming a Mechanic through the Maintenance Student Pathway Program you receive:

  • $5,000 in financial assistance
  • A $15,000 sign-on bonus (Dayton, OH and Savannah, GA bases) after PSA training completion
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • A Toolbox valued at $5,000 or $5,000 cash value - View the full set of tools
  • A guaranteed interview with a base manager
  • New wages starting at $28.25/hr, including license premiums
  • Priority base and training class selection
  • Industry-leading, progressive training programs
  • Career advancement opportunities

The Interview and Selection Process

Are you ready to be part of a passionate team that places safety and compliance above all else?

1. Check your qualifications and apply

Aviation maintenance students attending one of our partner schools can submit an application.

2. Student

Continue your A&P Program while receiving continued guidance from PSA team members.

3. Future Mechanic

Successfully pass your general exam and Second Interview: Job Shadow and receive your first Student Bonus.

4. PSA Mechanic

Successfully pass your Final Interview, and obtain your A&P Certification within 90 days of graduation: Receive your second Student Bonus and a priority class date.

*Two year commitment to PSA


There is a huge opportunity for people entering the industry for advancement with PSA Airlines. Our people are our assets and we want to develop them.



Do you qualify to join our Maintenance Student Pathway Program?

Meet all of the qualifications?

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Maintenance Bases

Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Professional sports teams and NASCAR
  • World-class museums
  • Easy flights from most of the east coast
Dayton, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
  • Birthplace of aviation
  • Home of USAF Museum 
  • Thriving arts community and diverse culture 
  • Metro parks offering, biking, kayaking and camping
Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
  • Located minutes from Virginia Beach
  • Home of the world’s largest naval station
  • Thriving arts community and diverse culture
Akron, Ohio
Akron-Canton, Ohio
  • Home of the U.S. Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Amish and wine country
  • Akron Zoo
  • McKinley Museum and National Memorial
Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Over 55 parks, trails and recreational facilities
  • Top 10 cycling cities in the U.S.
Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
  • Riverboat cruises
  • Tybee Island offers outdoor activities
  • Southern comfort hospitality
Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
  • Home to the National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels
  • Known as America’s First Settlement  
  • Home to Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Proud military heritage
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Two major sports teams
  • Amusement parks
  • Largest Oktoberfest in the U.S.
Dallas, TX (Coming Spring 2024)
  • Professional sports teams
  • Vibrant food scene
  • Beautiful green spaces, lakes and trails


  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Travel privileges for you, your family and friends on American Airlines
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit sharing

Our Premier Partner Schools

  • AIM Charlotte
  • AIM Norfolk
  • Alabama Aviation College - Ozark
  • Aviation High School
  • Cincinnati State Technical Community College
  • Coastal Alabama Aviation
  • George Stone Technical College
  • Great Oaks Career Center
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Hallmark University
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Liberty University
  • Miami Valley Career Technology Center
  • North Central Institute
  • National Aviation Academy - Tampa
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Myrtle Beach
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – Hagerstown
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Youngstown
  • Savannah Technical College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southern University
  • University of District of Columbia
  • Vaughn College