FAA Honors Comair With Safety Award

For 10 years in a row,
Comair has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most
prestigious safety honor - the Diamond Award for excellence in aviation
maintenance training. Comair’s 10th consecutive Diamond Award is an
industry leading achievement that underscores the airline’s commitment to
safety and operational excellence. “Dedication to safety is paramount at Comair, and our maintenance team is
a shining example of this commitment,” said Michael Stuart, senior vice
president, Aircraft Operations. “We are proud to mark a decade of being
recognized by the FAA for safety excellence and appreciate the hard work
of our people to achieve this milestone.”

At Comair, more than 60 percent of the airline’s aviation maintenance
technicians (AMTs) completed the continuous training required to
participate in the program. Altogether, Comair AMTs completed 10,642 hours
of safety, compliance and technical training.

“Comair’s active participation in encouraging technicians to complete this
training is a reflection of the dedication of the airline,” said Mark
Corrigan, FAA supervisor. “It’s extremely rare for an airline to receive
this honor 10 years in a row. The FAA appreciates Comair’s cooperation and
commitment to safety in air transportation.”

Implemented in 1990, the FAA’s aviation maintenance technician award
program is an incentive for individual maintenance technicians to complete
recurrent and initial training. To qualify for the FAA Diamond Award, at
least 25 percent of an airline’s eligible maintenance technicians must
pass specialized, ongoing training during a 12-month period.
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