Name: Aaron Shuntich
Title: GSP Maintenance Manager
How long have you worked for PSA? 7 years
How long have you been in the airline industry? Where did you work before PSA? 7 years, I started my career in the airline industry with PSA after graduating from PIA (Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics).
What made you want to go into aviation maintenance? While in high school, our vocational school started offering aviation maintenance. I liked working with tools and loved knowing how things work. Put together with being fascinated with aircraft, I decided to give it a shot and really enjoyed it.
What brought you to PSA? I came to PSA as a maintenance mechanic looking to further my career.
Give us a brief overview of what you do: I am responsible for the overall production of the GSP maintenance base. I ensure that all aircraft leave in a safe and timely manner. I lead and support the GSP maintenance team.
How has your career progression gone at PSA? In 2010, I started with PSA as a mechanic at our Akron base. In 2015, I accepted the maintenance supervisor position for our first new base since becoming a wholly-owned of American at CVG. First, starting as line maintenance in CVG, then growing into a successful hangar operation. Our next maintenance base to be planned was GSP where I accepted the position of maintenance manager in mid-2016 and started operations November 2016.
What is the biggest difference you’ve seen at PSA from the time you started to now? The biggest change I have seen in PSA is definitely size. When I started, we had only 49 aircraft and 3 maintenance bases. Our ability to take on such rapid growth in such a short amount of time makes me proud to call myself a team member of PSA.
What is one of the biggest challenges of your job? One of the biggest challenges I have faced so far in my career with PSA has been building the GSP maintenance base and team. While this has been one of my biggest challenges, it has also been one of the most rewarding experiences.
Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? Daytona Beach, FL
What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy traveling, motorcycle trips, and spending time with my family
What do you love about working for PSA? I love the atmosphere and culture of PSA. It is big business with small family values.
Would you recommend PSA and why? Yes, I would recommend PSA. They are care about their employees and allow their employees to grow within the company.
Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: Most people may not realize the extra hours that each base manager puts in.
What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Watching each of my employees grow individually and as a team.
Tell us something no one knows about you: I am an avid shooter and gun collector. My favorite gun in my collection would have to be my smith & Wesson 500 magnum pistol.