Irving ISD to Welcome Envoy Air as Premier Partner
WHO: Irving ISD Signature Studies, School of Aviation Science at Irving High School
Envoy Air Inc.
WHAT: A partnership between Irving ISD and Envoy Air Inc. is expected to take the School of Aviation Science at Irving High School to new heights. The collaboration will connect the demands of a growing industry with the interests and skills of Irving ISD students.
The event includes remarks from representatives of Irving ISD and Envoy Air, as well as refreshments provided by Irving High School’s culinary and hospitality program and tours of the aviation classrooms.
WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2019
WHERE: Irving High School
900 N. O’Connor Road, Irving 75061
About Envoy Air
Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, operates more than 170 aircraft on nearly 1,000 daily flights to more than 150 destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Caribbean. The company’s more than 16,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and ground handling services for many American Airlines Group flights. The company was founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines Inc., following the merger of several smaller regional carriers to create one of the largest regional airlines in the world. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, New York and Miami, with a large ground handling operation in Los Angeles.
About Irving ISD School of Aviation Science
The School of Aviation Science is an Irving ISD Signature Studies program offered exclusively at Irving High School. Students enrolled in the program pursue one of three career pathways – aviation science, aviation technology or drone engineering. The program provides students with the academic foundation and technical skills they need to succeed in the aviation industry – including certifications in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), FAA 101, AutoDesk Inventor and Drone Safety as well as co-curricular competition through Skills USA and the Real-World Design Challenge. Irving students won the Governor’s Cup for the Real World Design Challenge and qualified for the national level of this competition this year for the second consecutive year. Students will compete in Washington, D.C. this April for the national title.