Metro Tech home to MD-80 airplane

American Airline MD80 airplane

Metro Tech home to MD-80 airplane
American Airlines donates plane to CareerTech

Metro Technology Centers’ Aviation Career Campus is home to an MD-80 aircraft donated to Oklahoma Career Tech by American Airlines. It is a partnership that allows industry and schools across the state to utilize the aircraft for training purposes.

The aircraft will be a vital part of equipment necessary for students training for mechanics, avionics, and other FAA certified programs.

To meet the need of the mechanics shortage in Oklahoma, Metro Tech’s Tim Fannin, director of the Aviation Career Campus said, “The hands-on training opportunity the MD-80 provides will greatly enhance the skills and knowledge that our students will receive and it is highly sought after by the industry.”

Associate Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Bills for Metro Tech said, “Our Airframe & Powerplant program is ranked 5th in the nation for the pass rate for all 147 schools.”

The Aircraft Maintenance program complies with the Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Part 147 and consists of three areas of training: General, Airframe, and Powerplant. Classroom, practical labs, and a variety of aircraft are available for academic and hands-on training.

Metro Tech is one of fourteen technology centers in the state of Oklahoma that offer aviation training to adult and high school students.

Oklahoma CareerTech’s statewide reach continues to strengthen aerospace and defense training to offer transportable options across the state in maintenance, repair, overhaul, avionics, composites and additive manufacturing.

Day and evening classes start soon. For more information call 405-595-4678 or visit

Metro Technology Centers has four campuses offering short-term classes, full-time career programs, and customized business training and has been contributing to Oklahoma’s economic workforce since 1979. For more information, visit