NBAA "Maintenance TRACS" Scholarship Deadline Approaching

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NBAA Maintenance Committee is dedicated to promoting technical education and professional development as a means for business aviation maintenance technicians to enhance their careers. To support this position, NBAA offers the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS), which offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive initial technician training courses for several aircraft and engine models, as well as professional development courses.

Awards will be presented at the 2009 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, to be held April 15 to 17 in New Orleans, LA. Scholarship recipients must complete all professional/educational training and redeem the award within one year from the date of announcement, unless otherwise noted, or risk forfeit of the award. Recipients also are responsible for costs associated with the scholarship, such as travel and lodging expences, unless otherwise specified.

At the time of application, applicant either must be: (1) a current holder of an airframe and powerplant (A&P) certificate currently employed in general aviation or (2) a student currently enrolled in either an accredited A&P program or an approved FAR Part 147 school. A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an essay, resume, and letter of recommendation. Students also must provide official transcript. See application form for details.

Applications must be received by NBAA on or before Feb. 13, 2009. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or

To download the application click here.

NBAA offers the Maintenance TRACS program in conjunction with the following 14 sponsors: Bombardier Aerospace, CAE SimuFlite, Cessna Aircraft, Duncan Aviation, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services Inc., Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hawker Beechcraft Corp., Honeywell Int'l., NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce Inc., StandardAero, and Williams Int'l.

Sponsors will make scholarship awards available to recipients who will be selected by the NBAA Maintenance Committee. For a full list of awards, refer to the scholarship application.