Midwest Airlines receives FAA top honour

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Midwest Airlines (Amex: MEH) has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) top honour for its Aviation Maintenance Technician awards programme.

The airline said the programme recognises exemplary training of maintenance technicians and the top honour, the Diamond Award, is the highest within five FAA categories. Midwest also said that during the past seven years, the airline has earned the Diamond Award six times.

For FAA to give out this award, an airline must have 50% of their eligible maintenance technicians participate in a training programme and receive an FAA certificate of achievement and for the Diamond Award, participating technicians must finish 100 hours of training comprised of FAA regulations and policy, safety, maintenance human factors, management subjects or similar career-related maintenance courses. There may also be additional award requirements for the satisfactory completion of a three-credit college level course in mathematics, English or science.

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