Thrust Institute

Invitation to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of Our New Aviation Maintenance Technician School

Addison, TX — September 8, 2023 — Thrust Institute of Maintenance is thrilled to invite the public to join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate receiving our certificate of approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin teaching the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on September 29 at 3 p.m. CT at our campus located at: 

16111 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001

This event promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for prospective students, aviation enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the local community. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore our maintenance school, meet our dedicated faculty and staff, and learn about the exceptional educational opportunities our future students will enjoy when classes begin November 6. There will also be refreshments for the general public to enjoy while mingling with aviation enthusiasts and industry professionals.

“Opening our doors to the public will be a celebration of the hard work our team has put into getting approval from the FAA to begin accepting students,” Patrick Arnzen, CEO of Thrust Flight and Thrust Institute of Maintenance said. “We can’t wait to welcome the local community to our campus to showcase the dedication our team has to teach the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals.”

“After months of working with the FAA to open our doors to new students, we’re so excited to have the public join us to celebrate the launch of our aviation maintenance technician program,” Jon Dillenberg, director of Thrust Institute of Maintenance, said. 

The inaugural class at Thrust Institute will help ease the aviation industry’s current shortage of skilled technicians, which has the potential to impact air travel on a global scale. By welcoming the public to our campus, we are also celebrating our commitment to address this shortage by training qualified aviation maintenance technicians that are ready to meet the industry’s demands.

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About Thrust Institute of Maintenance

Thrust Institute of Maintenance is a leading aviation mechanic school located in Addison, TX. Affiliated with Thrust Flight, a nationally recognized flight school, the institute offers an unparalleled educational experience for aspiring aviation technicians. With a focus on hands-on training, industry-leading curriculum, and a prime location at the Addison Airport, Thrust Institute of Maintenance equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the aviation maintenance field.