NATA Recognizes AMT Employers

Alexandria, VA, April 6, 2011 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce the 2011 award winners of its Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Recognition Program. The AMT Employer Recognition Program acknowledges employers that share the association's belief that high quality AMT training has a positive impact on aviation safety, employee morale and customer satisfaction and have demonstrated their belief by providing that training to their employees. The following companies have received either One, Three or Five Star recognition in the program for their dedication to training in 2010:

ONE STAR AWARD WINNERS

Banyan Air Service - Maintenance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Broadie's Aircraft, Fort Worth, TX

Crown Air Aviation, San Diego, CA

Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE

Intercontinental Jet Service Corp., Tulsa, OK

Kansas City Aviation Center, Olathe, KS

Million Air - SLC, Salt Lake City, UT

SpiritJets LLC, Chesterfield, MO

Stevens Aviation, Inc. - BJC, Broomfield, CO

THREE STAR AWARD WINNERS

Central Flying Service, Little Rock, AR

Edwards Jet Center, Billings, MT

FIVE STAR AWARD WINNERS

Air Resource Group, Springdale, AR

Banyan Air Service - Avionics, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Berwind Aviation, Philadelphia, PA

Bombardier Flexjet, Richardson, TX

Executive Jet Management, Cincinnati, OH

Jet Aviation - BED, Bedford, MA

Jet Aviation - TEB, Teterboro, NJ

Mach 5 Aviation, Auburn, CA

Mayo Aviation, Inc., Englewood, CO

Million Air - Houston, Houston, TX

Netjets Sales, Columbus, OH

Netjets Aviation, Columbus, OH

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rolling Meadows, IL

Prior Aviation Service, Inc., Buffalo, NY

Standard Aero - LAX, Los Angeles, CA

The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA

These companies will receive an award that can be displayed at their facility to demonstrate their efforts in providing high quality training to their employees, and will receive recognition on NATA's Web site.

The AMT Employer Recognition Program requires participants to document training provided to employed AMTs. Status levels within the program provide One, Three or Five Star awards depending on the percentage of employed AMTs receiving training meeting the program threshold. This 2011 award recognizes a company's efforts in calendar year 2010.

"I am pleased with the success of this new program with 29 NATA member companies receiving recognition for their efforts in 2010," said NATA President James K. Coyne. "I look forward to expanding this program next year as more facilities follow the lead of this year's awardees and reinforce the belief that a quality training program for AMTs produces long-term benefits in safety, customer retention and their company's bottom line."

More information on the NATA AMT Employer Recognition Program is available at www.nata.aero.

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