AAR Aircraft Component Services in Garden City, which repairs military and commercial aircraft parts — from coffee pots to engines — generally keeps a low profile. Not on Friday.

At the company’s offices, television cameras circled. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) walked in the front door, and visitors, including about a dozen Westbury High School students, swarmed through the building on a rare tour.

Why the fuss? ACS, as it is known on the Island, will be the first of some 30 aviation and technology companies here to begin — this spring or summer — new internship programs for high school students. The programs were organized by the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The students to be selected are enrolled in the Science, Technology Engineering and Math