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Air Date: July 29, 1997
Honolulu CC boasts top-notch program in aviation repair
Highly-trained, highly skilled airline mechanics are being educated right here in Hawaii-at Honolulu Community College.
Brian Isaacson, director of HCC's aeronautics program, says it is the only certified program in the Pacific Basin where students can be trained to be aviation maintenance technicians.
Once students complete the program, Isaacson says they must then take written, oral and practical tests for their airframe and powerplant licenses, required before working unsupervised on aircrafts.
Once students complete the coursework, they can work on any part or system of any aircraft, gliders, balloons, helicopters, small piston engined aircraft or large commercial turbine aircraft.
In Hawaii, Continental Airlines has begun building a maintenance program and they're going to need more than a hundred technicians. What does that mean for the aeronautics students at HCC? It means they'll be helping our planes and our economy "take off."
This is the University Report, I'm Tracy Orillo Donovan.