2012 Top 40 Under Forty: Scott Diaz

Scott Diaz

Regional Director;

Certified Aviation Services, LLC

Date of Birth: 9-18-79

Years in Aviation: 13

Scott Diaz has spent his entire career dedicated to the aerospace MRO sector specializing in commercial aircraft line maintenance. Diaz is an FAA-certified airframe and powerplant licensed technician and holds an A.S degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

Immediately upon graduation in 2000, Diaz joined Certified Aviation Services (CAS) based in Southern California. Diaz has since spent 12 years with CAS starting as an aircraft maintenance technician and working up to different management positions within the company. He also spent a year with ABX Air as a line technician based in San Diego.

As an AMT, Diaz had the rare opportunity to support Orbital Science’s Lockheed L1011 aircraft program for Pegasus rocket launch missions. In 2005, Diaz moved into management and was promoted to station manager for CAS overseeing a crew of ten technicians performing regularly scheduled maintenance checks on several part 121 carriers. In 2007 Diaz became a regional manager overseeing several line stations in Southern California and starting up line stations in the Midwest for CAS. Additionally, as Regional Manager, Diaz started up and has managed several projects for CAS to include A-check lines, Wi-Fi modification lines, and Mobile Turbine Engine Compressor Washing services.

Most recently in 2012 Diaz was appointed to regional director for CAS. In his new position he will oversee operational management of more than ten line maintenance stations in the U.S. Responsibilities also include management of the mobile engine washing program using the Lufthansa Technik Cyclean System as well as account manager for several 121 carriers. Diaz will also continue to focus on business development and strategy on all line services for CAS.