Applications For 2012 AMT Employer Award Program Now Available

Alexandria, VA, December 1, 2011 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program are now available.

This award program, now in its second year, is designed to recognize companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) and encourage and support AMT training. The award is based on the percentage of AMTs employed (directly or indirectly) by a maintenance organization who participate in qualified training events.

In its first year, the AMT Employer Award Program recognized 28 companies for their dedication to maintenance training.

"We are very proud of this program, just as many aircraft maintenance providers are proud of their dedication to providing quality training to their AMTs," said NATA Director of Regulatory Affairs Michael France. "The first year of this program was an overwhelming success and we look forward to even more participants this year."

Applications for the 2012 AMT Employer Award Program will be accepted through January 31, 2012. For more information on the program or to download an application packet, please contact Michael France at or visit NATA's Web site at