APS receives FAA’s AMT Gold Award of Excellence

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 5, 2018 14:05

APS receives FAA’s AMT Gold Award of Excellence

Aircraft Propeller Service has recently earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Gold Award of Excellence stemming from APS’ participation in the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program.

To receive the AMT Gold Award of Excellence an employer must have a minimum of 50% of its eligible employees receive individual William O’Brien Awards acknowledging that they receive or promote and foster initial and recurrent training. APS President and CEO Dan Colbert received the company’s AMT Gold Award from Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST) Representative Lee Stenson, who presented it to APS at their Lake Zurich, Illinois headquarters. Stenson also presented Bronze Certificate of Training Awards to several APS employees attesting to their successful completion of 12 hours of eligible aviation maintenance training.

According to Stenson there are 4,885 Part 145 Repair Stations in the FAA database, up from 4,876 last year. Of these Repair Stations, only 854 are in the AMT program and only 191 earned an award.

APS President and CEO Dan Colbert stated, “Providing high quality maintenance and repair services demands that our technicians receive continuous training to stay abreast of new developments in design, materials and regulatory matters. We invest heavily in our team members’ maintaining strong technical skills, achieved through programs such as the FAA’s AMT Program, as well as OEM training and in-house initiatives. Continuous education and training are integral to our core values.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 5, 2018 14:05