Skyway Airlines Receives FAA Diamond Award

18th Feb 2004

Milwaukee-based Skyway Airlines, Inc. , which operates as Midwest Connect,
has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) top honor in
its Aviation Maintenance Technician awards program. The program recognizes
exemplary training of maintenance technicians. The program’s top honor—
the Diamond Award—is the highest within five FAA categories.
To receive the award, the FAA requires air carriers to have 25% of their
eligible maintenance technicians participate in a training program and
receive an FAA certificate of achievement. For the seventh year in a row,
Skyway Airlines recorded perfect 100% participation of its maintenance
team. Additionally, to receive the award in the Diamond category, each
technician must finish 100 hours of training and satisfactorily complete a
3-credit college-level course in mathematics, English, science, management
or similar subjects. By comparison, the award program’s next highest
category—Ruby—requires 60 hours of training and no college-level
course work.

“I am very proud of our employees. It is their commitment to training
excellence that has earned us this award for seven years straight,” said
James P. Rankin, president and chief executive officer. “Safety is our
number one priority at Skyway Airlines, and this award demonstrates that
we will dedicate the resources needed to maintain the highest of

Skyway Airlines, Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines—
operates as Midwest Connect, which offers connections to Midwest Airlines
as well as point-to-point service between select markets on regional jet
and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines provide service to 50
cities. More information is available at .


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