Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) recently received the FAA Diamond Award for participating in the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) training program. Walter Wilson, FAA Airworthiness Safety Program Manager, presented The Diamond Award to Banyan's president, Don Campion.
In addition to Banyan being recognized with a "Certificate of Excellence," individuals in the maintenance and avionics departments received awards based on their level of training. Banyan’s Lou Homsher, maintenance chief inspector, coordinated the training program and stated that, "next year, we will have 100 percent participation with all our technicians involved in the AMT program."
Banyan's aircraft maintenance department offers comprehensive aircraft maintenance services, including turbine airframe and engine maintenance, structural repairs and modifications, avionics installations and support, interior refurbishment, exterior painting, parts sales and distribution. The company's full-service maintenance department consists of a 26,000-square-foot hangar with an on-site engine facility, a sheet-metal shop, and a non-destructive testing room; a 20,000-square-foot avionics hangar, and a parts distribution division with an inventory of roughly 20,000 parts. The heavy maintenance facility specializes in King Air, Citation, Hawker and Lear inspections and modifications. In addition, the location is both an FAA and JAA approved repair station, and holds Venezuelan, Argentinean and Brazilian government maintenance approvals.