Aerospace Maintenance Competition 2016

March 23, 2016
Fifty-one U.S. and international teams representing schools, commercial aircraft, military, general aviation and MRO/OEMs competed in 25 timed events this year.

The world’s best and brightest maintainers participated in this year’s friendly aircraft maintenance competition at the MRO Americas event in Dallas, TX. Approximately 250 seasoned civilian and military mechanics, as well as aircraft maintenance students tested their knowledge April 5 through 7.

These teams of current and future maintainers come from all segments of our industry; from General Aviation to Space Flight. They'll be testing their combined skills against their industry peers from around the globe. Fifty-one U.S. and international teams representing schools, commercial aircraft, military, general aviation and MRO/OEMs competed in 25 timed events this year.

And the winners are:

  • Space: Virgin Galactic
  • General Aviation: Flight Options
  • Schools: 1st Place: Utah State; 2nd Place: West LA College; 3rd Place: Broward CollegeMRO/OEM: 1st Place: FedEx Indianapolis; 2nd Place: FedEx LAX; 3rd Place: Embraer Team LegacyMilitary: 1st Place: United States Air Force: 2nd Place: United States Army; 3rd Place: United States NavyCommercial Aviation: 1st Place: Alaska Airlines Team Seattle: 2nd Place: Southwest Airlines; 3rd Place: China Southern AirlinesInternational: 1st Place: China Southern Airlines; 2nd Place: Embraer Team Legacy; 3rd Place: ALAEA (Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association)
  • The William “Bill” F. O’Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance was awarded to Alaska Airlines Team Seattle for the fastest cumulative time throughout the two-day competition. 
  • Congratulations to the winners and all the teams involved!

    Ron