Flexjet wins prestigious awards
March 13, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - Flexjet has been recognized again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for excellence in aircraft technical training.
March 13, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest honor for maintenance training and Flexjet is the only fractional jet ownership program provider that has received this award for 13 consecutive years.
“It is our technicians’ unyielding dedication to the highest safety standards that have enabled Flexjet to win the FAA Diamond Award more times than any other fractional jet ownership provider,” said Dave Gross, Vice President, Operations, Flexjet. “Thirteen consecutive years of outstanding maintenance training is not only a remarkable achievement, but a shining example of their steadfast commitment to excellence.”
The FAA first created this award program in 1991 to encourage aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) and their employers to actively participate in training programs. To qualify for the prestigious FAA Diamond Award of Excellence, 100 percent of an organization’s eligible maintenance technicians must complete specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period.
The U.S. National Air Transportation Association is also granting Flexjet’s maintenance organization with a second consecutive Five Star Award, the NATA's highest recognition offered. To secure this standing, at least 90 percent of AMTs participated in a qualified training program and completed a minimum of 12 hours of education per year.