Bombardier Flexjet Earns Seventh Diamond Award

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Bombardier Flexjet, the fractional ownership program of Bombardier Aerospace, last week said it had earned the FAA's Diamond Award -- the agency's highest award for excellence in aviation maintenance training -- for the seventh consecutive year. The FAA awards program was established to encourage and recognize the highest standards of maintenance training. "We are delighted that Flexjet's leadership in maintenance training continues to be singled out by the FAA as outstanding, for the seventh year in a row," said Michael McQuay, president of Bombardier Aircraft Services. Under the program, employees receive FAA Aviation Maintenance Training (AMT) awards based on their number of maintenance training hours achieved each calendar year. In turn, employer awards are based on the percentage of employees who earn FAA Aviation Maintenance Training awards. To qualify for an Employer Diamond Award, at least 25 percent of an employer's technicians must have received an award that year. In the past calendar year, 68 percent of all Flexjet maintenance technicians earned an FAA Aviation Maintenance Training award.