Western Aircraft Receives Second FAA Diamond Certificate

Boise, Idaho - April 7, 2006 – Western Aircraft has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Certificate of Excellence for the second time. The company has also recently been given the Garmin Leading Edge Award.

The FAA Diamond Award is an acknowledgment of Western Aircraft's dedication to quality service, along with its commitment to technical training and expertise. This prestigious award is the highest level of recognition by the FAA for technical maintenance training. Brian Rehberg, Western Aircraft's Vice President of Aircraft Services stated that "it is a great honor to have received this award two years in a row. This award is a result of the company’s continued commitment to employee training and an unmatched level of customer service."

Western Aircraft has also received the Garmin Leading Edge Award. This award is given based on a company's level of technical expertise, customer service, and sales performance which distinguishes Western Aircraft among other Garmin Aviation Distributors.

Located in Boise, Idaho, Western Aircraft is the largest aviation services company in the Northwest. The company operates as a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Dassault Falcon, Hawker/Beechcraft, Pilatus and Cessna. Western Aircraft Parts Sales is a worldwide distributor with offices in both Boise, ID and Binghamton, NY. In addition, the company operates WestAir Charter, with a fleet of Pilatus PC-12s based in both Boise and Seattle. The Aircraft Sales division is an authorized Pilatus and ATG dealer serving the Northwest. For additional information go to www.westair.com.