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Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Tuition Payment Program

Piedmont Airlines is committed to growing the next generation of aviation mechanics. Apply to join our Aircraft Maintenance Technician Tuition Payment Program. Candidates selected will receive a conditional offer of employment and payment coverage of tuition and testing through your educational institution’s aviation maintenance program.

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How to apply

Applicants must download and answer the information in the application provided. Once the application is complete, please email the application to with the subject line: Application for the AMT tuition payment program.

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Who we are

Kickstart your maintenance career and grow with us in the fast-paced, rewarding aviation industry.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, Piedmont operates nearly 400 daily departures to 55+ cities throughout the eastern United States. Headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, Piedmont Airlines employs more than 10,000 aviation professionals in its flying and ground handling operations.

Piedmont’s mission is to secure our future with a culture of caring, compliance, and communication, and we want you on board. Join our diverse team that cares for one another, keeps us safe, and makes us fly.

From student to aircraft maintenance technician (AMT)

Piedmont Airlines’ AMT Tuition Payment Program is designed to secure a sustainable workforce within our local communities and help the most promising students make a smooth transition to a full-time stable career as an AMT.

Piedmont benefits


  • Paid Training
  • Experience working on all aspects of the aircraft from nose-to-tail
  • Accelerated opportunities for growth and career development
  • Best in Class Insurance
  • 401K match
  • Starting pay – $27.69/hr
  • Night shift & cost of living differential
  • Pay increases per union contract after a six-month probationary period
  • Free uniforms
  • Work in a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment with an opportunity to connect with other employees through Employee Resource Groups – learn more here

Travel for free

Ready to explore the world? Enjoy American Airline’s industry-best, no-cost travel for team members and eligible family members.

What to expect

From Piedmont

  • Educational institution will invoice Piedmont for the remaining program cost after non-debt bearing financial aid has been applied Piedmont will pay the bill
  • Piedmont will cover the cost of tuition, testing, and some cost of fees depending on the selected school. Students cover the cost of books and nominal fees.
  • Piedmont will provide a fully loaded Sonic Tool Box if a toolbox is required during or after completion of the program and prior to employment
  • Piedmont will cover the cost for one course failure/repeat
  • Piedmont will cover the cost for 1 FAA written exam retest
  • Piedmont will cover the cost for 1 FAA oral and practical exam retest
  • Piedmont has 90 days from the date the student obtains their A&P to hire/start employment; otherwise, the repayment clause is waived

From Students

  • Students must be in “good academic standing” as defined by each school’s policies and procedures
  • If the student drops out of the program or is no longer in “good standing,” the repayment clause will be enacted
  • After acceptance into the program, student must pass an initial background check. After background clearance, student will be offered a conditional offer of employment prior to starting the [16 month] program
  • After obtaining A&P certifications, students must successfully clear DOT drug screen and background checks, as must all new hire Piedmont AMTs
  • Students are expected to obtain both the A&P certifications within 30 days of graduation and must accept and start employment within 90 days

Partner Schools

Candidates interested in being considered for Piedmont’s AMT Tuition Payment Program can apply to one of Piedmont’s selected partner schools.


Questions about our program? We would love to hear from you. Contact a recruiter to learn more about the application process.
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