WOOD DALE, IL -- AAR announces that for the fourth consecutive year, each of the Company's 11 certified repair stations were recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in technical and regulatory training.
The Diamond Certificate of Excellence, the highest honor in the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program, recognizes organizations that meet or exceed the FAA's requirements for technical and regulatory training. For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of AAR's eligible AMTs were recognized in the program, earning every one of AAR's FAA-certified repair stations an FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence. AAR Corp. received special corporate-level recognition for this accomplishment.
"We are proud of the men and women who earned this prestigious recognition through their commitment to ongoing professional development and staying on top of the latest technologies," says David Storch, AAR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Safety, quality, training and airworthiness are top priorities for our entire organization and we congratulate the 1,735 AMTs who earned this prestigious recognition."
AAR facilities that received the FAA's Diamond Award for 2007 are located throughout the world including Amsterdam, Holland; Garden City, New York; Indianapolis, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Roswell, New Mexico; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Wood Dale, Illinois; Miami, Florida; Teterboro, New Jersey; and Frankfort, NY.
"AAR continues to raise the bar through it's ongoing commitment to initial and recurrent training," says Phil Randall, the Assistant National FAASTeam Manager with the FAA, while addressing an audience at a ceremony held at AAR's landing gear repair and overhaul facility in Miami, FL. "The fact that 100 percent of AAR's eligible AMTs at every one of their certified repairs stations have been recognized for four years running is a real testament to AAR's world-class operations."
AAR is developing and implementing a safety management system (SMS) that incorporates best practices from FAA and airline quality and airworthiness programs. The goal of the AAR SMS is to deliver consistently high levels of safety, quality and airworthiness. AAR regularly contributes to the advancement of quality and safety practices for the aviation industry through active, ongoing partnerships with customers, industry associations and regulatory agencies.
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