Newsletter #288 | News
AAR Receives FAA AMT Diamond Award of Excellence
AAR has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AMT Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program for the tenth consecutive year
AAR, March 09, 2016 - GARDEN CITY, New York – AAR Aircraft Component Services – New York (ACS-NY) announces it has received the Federal Aviation Administration AMT Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program for the tenth consecutive year.
The prestigious award recognizes aviation maintenance companies that initiate highly effective training programs aimed at improving safety, quality, reliability and technical knowledge that exceed standard FAA regulatory requirements. AAR’s North American component repair shop has built a world-class operations and maintenance team by continuously investing in its training program.
“AAR’s technicians are among the most skilled, trained and talented in the aviation industry,” said Ken Hein, Senior Vice President, AAR Supply Chain. “Our technicians continuously develop innovative processes to support the operation to exceed customers’ expectation for safety, quality and reliability. I thank them for their ongoing commitment to safety and operational excellence.”
To qualify for a Diamond Award of Excellence, 100 percent of eligible technicians must complete and pass specialized, continuous training in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA rules annually. All of ACS-NY’s eligible employees received an individual Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award from the FAA for 2015. To receive an individual AMT Award, a technician must complete a minimum of 12 hours of training during the year, which includes a two-hour course conducted through the FAA website http://www.faasafety.gov
The AMT Awards program was first created by the FAA in 1991 to encourage technicians and employers to receive or promote initial and recurrent maintenance training. The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest award for aviation maintenance technicians and employers.
About AAR: AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.
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