AAR receives FAA AMT Diamond Award of Excellence


AAR Aircraft Component Services – New York (ACS-NY) has received the FAA AMT Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program for the tenth consecutive year. The award recognizes aviation maintenance companies for training programs aimed at improving safety, quality, reliability and technical knowledge, exceeding standard FAA regulatory requirements.

“AAR’s technicians are among the most skilled, trained and talented in the aviation industry,” said Ken Hein, senior vice president, AAR supply chain. “Our technicians continuously develop innovative processes to support the operation to exceed customers’ expectation for safety, quality and reliability.”

To qualify for the award, 100% of eligible technicians must complete and pass specialized, continuous training in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA rules annually. All of ACS-NY’s eligible employees received an individual AMT award from the FAA for 2015. To receive an individual AMT award, a technician must complete a minimum of 12 hours of training during the year, which includes a two-hour course conducted through the FAA website.

The AMT awards program was created by the FAA in 1991 to encourage technicians and employers to receive or promote initial and recurrent maintenance training. The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest award for aviation maintenance technicians and employers.

AAR’s aviation services include inventory management, parts supply, OEM parts distribution, aircraft MRO and component repair.

March 17, 2016

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