US Airways Honored By FAA With 10th Consecutive Diamond Award for Maintenance Training Excellence

US Airways received its tenth consecutive Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina, hub line maintenance facility.


TEMPE, Ariz., Sep. 12, 2008 — US Airways received its tenth consecutive Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina, hub line maintenance facility.

This is the tenth consecutive year that US Airways received the award with the distinction of Special Recognition, which is an honor given only when all eligible employees participate in the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Program. The program, which began in 1991, consists of both initial and recurrent training in FAA regulations and policy and aviation industry maintenance training.

“This award demonstrates the commitment of our AMTs to the safety and regulatory compliance of our airline, “said Mike Annan, US Airways’ Hub Manager, Charlotte Line Maintenance. “The award reflects the investment US Airways has made in the training and technical excellence of our maintenance technicians.”

In addition to its Charlotte, North Carolina hub, US Airways has hubs, and hub line maintenance facilities, in Philadelphia and Phoenix, Arizona.

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates approximately 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 35,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers 18,000 daily flights to 965 destinations in 162 countries worldwide. In the first half of 2008, US Airways ranked first in on-time performance among the ten largest U.S. carriers according to the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report. And for the tenth consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit www.usairways.com. (LCCG)

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