Friday, February 1, 2008
Mesaba Airlines, which has long relied on St. Cloud State for well-trained aviation graduates, is partnering with the University to help students with career planning. Plans are that students who complete an agreed-upon set of aviation courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4-point scale) will be guaranteed a comprehensive job interview by the company.
The 12 required classes include core courses needed to earn a St. Cloud State aviation degree as well as courses in aircraft electronic systems, aviation safety, advanced aerodynamics and advanced aircraft systems. Other requirements include commercial pilot certification, an FCC radio operator permit and a current passport.
Mesaba Airlines, the longest-standing regional airline in the United States, operates as a Northwest Airlines Airlink serving more than 75 cities in the United States and Canada from three major hubs: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis.