Morgan Hearne always knew he wanted to work in the aviation industry. After graduation, Morgan visited several colleges. When he toured a school that focused on careers in aviation, he decided to pursue a future in aviation maintenance.
“I found a school that offered an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) program for aircraft maintenance,” said Morgan. “I took the tour and realized that’s what I wanted to do.”
So he entered the program, received his A&P certificate and started at ExpressJet in 2002. He began his career on the “C-Check” team which is responsible for disassembling the aircraft, then rebuilding it to ensure each and every piece is working correctly. In his nearly 10 years with ExpressJet, Morgan has worked in several different maintenance positions within the company and even had the opportunity to work overseas.
“It’s really exciting working for ExpressJet. I was 19 years old when I earned my A&P certificate, and I got to go to work at a major regional airline,” he said. “The lifelong friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had with ExpressJet have been amazing – I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
While you have to earn your A&P certificate to work in most maintenance positions, Morgan says he’s learned a lot on the job.
“School teaches you a lot, but I’ve learned so much from the guys who have been in the field for 30 to 40 years. It’s really neat working with people who truly love their jobs.”
And Morgan is one of those people. He enjoys serving as a mentor to new mechanics, working alongside friends and colleagues, and, of course, working on airplanes.
“At ExpressJet, every member of the team comes together on each project which makes it easy to get the work done and a really great place to work.”
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