The Air Transport Association in association
with Aviation Week & Space Technology, recently announced the winners of
the 2006 ATA Nuts and Bolts Awards.The winner of the Nuts and Bolts Award in the airline category was Hal
Heule, senior vice president, technical operations, US Airways; the
winner in the non-airline category was John Goglia, professor of
aviation science at Saint Louis University.
The ATA Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council recognized Heule
for more than 30 years of outstanding leadership in aviation
engineering, maintenance and materiel management. Heule also was
recognized for his exemplary achievements at America West Airlines,
where he led remarkable improvements in operations while serving as vice
chairman and two terms as chairman of the ATA Engineering, Maintenance
and Materiel Council.
Goglia was recognized for more than 35 years of service and expansive
expertise in aviation maintenance, and his outstanding leadership and
dedication to advancing maintenance and maintenance training. He also
was recognized for his contributions to safety on the national level: In
1995, President Clinton appointed Goglia as a member of the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), where he was the first member to
hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate.
“Through their exemplary leadership and dedication, these outstanding
professionals have succeeded in greatly advancing maintenance
operations. Their contributions will have a lasting impact on the
aviation industry,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May.