INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--For the fourth consecutive year, Republic Airline’s Maintenance and Engineering Department has earned the Federal Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for aircraft maintenance training.
Of nearly 700 airlines and repair stations eligible nationwide last year, Republic was among only 171 select carriers to earn the award. Participation in the FAA’s Aircraft Maintenance Training (AMT) program is voluntary, but Republic requires its more than 500 technicians and inspectors to complete the program’s core coursework and related training hours in aviation maintenance, human factors, fatigue risk management and FAA regulations.
“I believe this award once again demonstrates the dedication, excellence and professionalism our maintenance team exhibits year after year,” VP of Maintenance and Engineering Tom Duffy said. “Republic and the FAA share a mutual commitment to top-tier training, and the Diamond Award is proof of that close partnership. I am very proud to work with this team.”
To date, Republic Airways has earned 21 Diamond Awards (15 Diamonds for Chautauqua Airlines, four for Republic and two for Shuttle America).
More information about the AMT Diamond Award is available on the FAA website.
About Republic Airways: Republic Airways, parent company of Republic Airline, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The Indianapolis-based airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,500 aviation professionals. Visit www.rjet.comfor more information, follow the company on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and connect on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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