MILWAUKEE, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines 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 Diamond Award -- is the highest within five FAA categories. During the past six years, Midwest Airlines has earned the Diamond Award five times.
To receive the award, air carriers must have 50% of their eligible maintenance technicians participate in a training program and receive an FAA certificate of achievement. To receive the award in the Diamond category, participating technicians 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.
"We are pleased the FAA offers this program and proud of the high degree of participation by Midwest Airlines' technicians," said Wayne Jamroz, Midwest Airlines vice president of Maintenance & Engineering. "The FAA's Diamond Award is indicative of Midwest Airlines' high standards and total commitment to training and safety."
Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States. Skyway Airlines, Inc. -- its wholly owned subsidiary -- operates as Midwest Connect, which offers connections to Midwest Airlines as well as point-to-point service between select markets on regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines offer service to 47 cities. More information is available at http://midwestairlines.com .
SOURCE Midwest Air Group, Inc.
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