Posted on: 22 February 2016 by Mark Howells
For the fifth year in a row, Mesa Airlines’ maintenance and engineering department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence, based on the company’s eligible aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) proactively completing a designated amount of initial and recurrent training during 2015.
“We are delighted the FAA has recognised our maintenance people, once again, for their continued commitment to safety and training excellence,” commented Mesa’s chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “Very few airlines achieve this milestone, and we truly appreciate all the hard work by our training department and maintenance employees to achieve this high standard in 2015.”
The programme provides incentives for maintenance technicians who work to improve safety by actively participating in training programmes both independently and in programmes offered by their employers.
“We are extremely proud of our team for receiving the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for 2015,” remarked vice-president of maintenance and engineering Jeff Domrese. “It reflects not only our commitment to a Safety First Culture but also the professionalism of our aircraft maintenance technicians.”