NBAA Names Recipients of Maintenance Scholarships

April 22, 2014
The NBAA Maintenance Committee is awarding the 2014 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the Association's Maintenance Management Conference, opening today in Tampa, FL.

Washington, DC, April 22, 2014 – The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is awarding the 2014 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the Association’s Maintenance Management Conference, opening today in Tampa, FL. With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these recipients will be able to attend model-specific courses at training centers offering aircraft, engine and avionics instruction.

Dedicated to the promotion of technical education and training for maintenance personnel in the business aviation industry, the Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, and also to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

The 2014 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are:

  • Jorge Almodovar – GE Aviation CF34 TurboFan Line Mx Course
  • Karen Alstrup - Gulfstream Aerospace G550 Mx Initial Course
  • Benjamin Bradley – Rolls-Royce Engine Line Mx Course
  • Matthew Brindley – Honeywell Aerospace Engine 36-150 APU Line Mx
  • Christopher Cain – NBAA Maintenance Management Conference 2014
  • Christopher Chabot – Safran Turbomeca USA, Engine Line Mx
  • Mark Dietrich – Dassault Falcon Jet 7X/Easy Mx Initial
  • Elijah Drug – CAE Simuflite Hawker 800XP Mx Initial
  • Arthur Dyer – Global Jet Services 5-Day Course
  • Cody Elliott – Abaris Composite Structures FDR (Phase 1)
  • Yamil Feliciano – Honeywell Aerospace/CAE Simuflite TPE-331 Turboprop Line Mx
  • Mark Grassi – Williams Int’l FJ Engine Line Mx
  • Maan Hafiz – Honeywell Aerospace/CAE Simuflite Boeing 787 Avionics
  • Jim Hagon – USC Viterbi School of Engineering – Aviation Security & Safety
  • Jordan Heuerman  - Honeywell Aerospace/CAE Simuflite Primus EPICPlaneview
  • Howard Hruby – GE Aviation CFM56 Line Mx
  • Herman Hughes, Jr. – Honeywell Aerospace/CAE Simuflite TFE-731 Line Mx
  • Nathan Irvin – CAE Simuflite Intro to Digital Avionics
  • Jacob Keel – Bombardier Aerospace Global Express Elect Troubleshooting
  • Geoffrey Locke – NCATT/ASTM AET Exam
  • Adam Lucas – Williams FJ Engine Line Mx
  • Damian Marks, Sr. - Textron Aviation Beechcraft – King Air Mx Initial
  • Paul Mart – Textron Aviation Citation CE-560 Mx Initial
  • Christopher Moore – Bombardier Aerospace Lear 45 Mx Initial
  • Paul Murphy – Dassault Falcon JetFalcon 2000/Easy Mx Initial
  • Wesley Osborn – Honeywell Aerospace/CAE Simuflite Avionics TBD
  • George Powell – Abraris Composite Repair (Phase 20)
  • Jon Quarry – Challenger 604/605 Mx Update
  • Aaron Reynolds – Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitoring Systems
  • Casey Rodriguez – Williams Int’l FJ Engine Line Mx
  • Joseph Sherrard – Bell Helicopter Composite Blade Repair
  • Mallorie Stafford – Abaris Composite 10-Day Course
  • James Sullivan – CAE Simuflite Falcon 50/50EX Mx Initial
  • Alan Tallos – CAE Simuflite Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Cameron Weld – Bombardier Aerospace Learjet 60/60XR Mx Initial
  • Dustin Wesbecker – Bell Helicopter Connector Maintenance
  • Gina Wesley – Flight Safety Int’l PT6 Line Mx
  • Jason White – CAE Simuflite King Air 300/350 Mx Initial
  • Cole Bradford Williams – Flight Safety Int’l Principles of Troubleshooting
  • Kyle Williams – GE Aviation H80 TurboProp Line Mx
  • Daniel Woodin – Bell Helicopter Composite Repair

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Abaris Training Resources, Bell Helicopters, Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Simuflite, Dassault Falcon Jet, FlightSafety International, GE Aviation, Global Jet Services, Inc., Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Honeywell, Inc., NBAA, NCATT, Textron Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Inc., Safran Turbomeca USA, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Williams International.

Applications for the 2015 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available early fall 2014. For more information on this program visit the Maintenance TRACS web page.

In addition to the scholarship program offered by the Maintenance Committee, NBAA offers a number of other scholarships and programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information contact NBAA at (202) 783-9000, or to download application forms, visit