Posted on: 19 March 2015 by Mark Howells
For the third consecutive year, Mesa Airlines’ maintenance and engineering department has been awarded the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence, based on 100% participation of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) proactively completing a designated amount of initial and recurrent training during 2014.
“We are extremely proud to be one of just two US passenger carriers to receive the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for 2014,” commented SVP maintenance and engineering, Gary Appling. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to a safety first culture and dedication to the highest standards of aircraft maintenance training.”
The Diamond Award is designed to provide incentives for maintenance technicians to improve safety by actively participating in training programmes both independently and in programmes offered by their employers.
“We are delighted our maintenance people are being recognised by the FAA for their commitment to safety and training excellence,” commented Mesa's chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “A lot of hard work goes into receiving this award and we truly appreciate the dedication and professionalism of our maintenance training department. I’d like to thank everyone for their outstanding contribution to our company and maintenance excellence.”