Jet Aviation St. Louis wins Diamond Award for Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration for second consecutive year

St. Louis / March 11, 2014 – Jet Aviation St. Louis has won the Diamond Award for Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the second consecutive year.

Jet Aviation St. Louis received the Diamond Award for Excellence because all 254 of its eligible AMTs successfully completed FAA training and certification requirements to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold award levels in 2013. All 254 AMTs had to submit their training records to the FAA in January so the FAA could confirm and determine whether Jet Aviation St. Louis qualified for the award. The award is presented through the FAA’s William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program.

“Reaching the Diamond Award level for the second year in a row is an outstanding achievement by our technicians and validates that Jet Aviation St. Louis has one of the top-level, most experienced teams in the industry,” said Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis, and a qualifying AMT. “We’re proud to accept this award as further recognition that Jet Aviation St. Louis delivers the highestquality products and services to our customers across all airframes and throughout the interior and exterior of every customer’s aircraft.”

The Diamond Award program focuses on regulatory, airworthiness and safety awareness training to reinforce and promote and foster a high level of professionalism and safety within the industry.

Krugh said earning the Diamond Award was a team effort involving management, business managers, department heads, crew chiefs and technicians across Jet Aviation St. Louis.

Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider certified to AS9110C, ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 standards. The company employs more than 800 people at its St. Louis Downtown Airport location. Jet Aviation St. Louis has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheetmetal, and paint shops. Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier, Embraer and Gulfstream authorized service center and a Dassault Falcon and Hawker center of expertise. It also is an authorized service center for GE, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell engines. The location also offers FBO services. For more information, visit www.jetaviation.com/stlouis.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 20 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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