In taking 1st Place in the Commercial Aviation Category FedEx Team LAX was presented with 1st Place plaques as well as multiple tools provided by Snap-On Tools, Shure-Step Step Stool, World Clocks from Crane Aerospace. The score FedEx Team LAX finished with also earned them the coveted William F. “Bill” O’Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance. This is a trophy named after the FAA ASI that created the Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Along with the trophy are even more prizes sponsored by Snap-On Tools, Silvertronic, Top Flight Watches, ProBuilt Lighting, and PPG Aerospace.
The PPG Aerospace prize was paying the entry fee for the 2014 AMTS MSC for this year's top winning team. After receiving the PPG award the FedEx LAX Team called the members of the USCG Team up on stage and offered the award to them so they could help fund competing for the 2014 competition. This was both a classy and honorable action on the part of the FedEx Teams.
All of the technicians, engineers, and students competing in the 2013 AMTS MSC let their actions of competing speak for their belief in promoting our craft. The actions of FedEx spoke for the brotherhood these professionals call their own.