Skyway Airlines Receives FAA Diamond Training Award for Ninth Consecutive Year

MILWAUKEE , Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Milwaukee-based Skyway Airlines, Inc., which operates as Midwest Connect, has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) top honor in its Aviation Maintenance Technician awards program. The program recognizes exemplary training of maintenance technicians. The program's top honor -- the Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award -- is the highest within five FAA categories.

To receive the award, air carriers must have 25% of their eligible maintenance technicians participate in a training program and receive an FAA Certificate of Training. For the ninth year in a row, Skyway Airlines recorded perfect 100% participation of its maintenance team. Additionally, to receive the award in the Diamond category, each technician must finish 100 hours of training, which includes the satisfactory completion of a 3-credit college-level course in mathematics, English, science, management or similar subjects. By comparison, the award program's next highest category -- Ruby -- requires 60 hours of training and no college-level course work.

"Not only is this the ninth year Skyway has earned the FAA's Diamond award, but it is also the ninth year that every one of our eligible mechanics participated and earned an individual award," said David C. Reeve, Skyway's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer. "This is a clear indication of our mechanics' skill and their dedication to passenger safety."

Skyway technicians received their individual awards and pins at a special ceremony at the Skyway Airlines hangar.

Skyway Airlines, Inc. -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines -- operates Midwest Connect. Skyway offers connections to Midwest Airlines and point-to-point service between select markets. Together, the airlines fly to 47 cities. More information is available at http://midwestairlines.com .

SOURCE Midwest Airlines


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