Southwest Airlines Donates Turbofan Engine to Augusta Technical College
Lots of donations come in the form of money. Not as many come in the form of high-bypass turbofan airplane engines.
But Southwest Airlines went the latter route in a recent donation to Augusta Technical College’s Aviation Training Center, donating a high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine to the school.
The engine is worth approximately $100,000 and is the college’s first turbofan engine.
The engine will provide students with advanced training in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industry-grade aviation equipment, while also equipping the college to prepare future students for aviation careers.
The college also has an Aerosim Boeing 737NG Virtual Maintenance Trainer, a valuable resource for the hands-on training of Aviation Maintenance Technology students.
Many students in the program are working toward careers with major airlines.
The Aviation Training Center is located at the McDuffie Regional Airport in Thomson, Georgia. It is adjacent to the McDuffie County Campus of Augusta Technical College.