World Airways Receives Fifth Consecutive FAA Diamond Award for Maintenance Training

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc., (OTC: WLDA.PK) has received its fifth consecutive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for outstanding participation in aircraft maintenance training (AMT) programs.

The Diamond Award is the FAA's highest maintenance honor, designed to encourage AMT employees and companies to participate actively in initial and recurrent training programs. World had 92 percent participation among its AMTsin 2005, far exceeding the 25 percent required to qualify for the Diamond Award. A total of 119 World AMTs tallied 4,353 hours of training in 2005.

"This award is recognized in the aviation industry as a symbol of commitment to maintenance training," said Larry Montford, vice president oftechnical operations. "It is a credit to our maintenance reps and to the company. Our team has done an outstanding job of reaching a high participation level again in 2005."

World Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc., is a U.S.-certificated air carrier providing customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, the United States military, and international leisure tour operators. Founded in 1948, World operates a fleet of 17 wide-body aircraft to meet the specialized needs of its customers. For information, visit

World Air Holdings has three wholly owned subsidiaries, World Airways,Inc., North American Airlines, Inc., and World Risk Solutions, Ltd. World Airways is a charter passenger and cargo airline founded in 1948, North American is a charter and scheduled passenger airline founded in 1989, and World Risk Solutions is an insurance subsidiary established in 2004. For further information, go to

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