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Continental Earns Maintenance Award

Continental Airlines today
received honors for companywide excellence in Aviation Maintenance
Training from the Federal Aviation Administration. The carrier earned the
FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Training,
the highest award offered as part of the organization’s Aviation
Maintenance Technician Award Program. Certificates of Excellence are given
to employers with a specific percentage of employees who have participated
in the Individual Technician Phase Awards and who have received honors for
completing up to 100 extra hours of Aviation Maintenance and FAA
regulations and policy training. “I’d like to thank our many employees for always going above and beyond
the call of duty when it comes to maintenance training,” said Mark Moran,
Continental’s executive vice president of Operations. “This award is a
testament to Continental’s focus on safety, quality and, of course,
working together. I’m very proud of each and every one of my team members
who contributed to earning this incredible honor from the FAA.”

In addition to Continental’s award earned as a company overall, 26 of
Continental’s maintenance stations in the United States also were awarded
Diamond Awards individually.

“The FAA commends Continental’s commitment to aviation maintenance
training by increasing their employees’ awareness and training to enhance
aviation safety. We are extremely pleased to be able to present this
prestigious award to Continental Airlines for its dedication to the AMT
program,” said Bernie Mullins, manager of the FAA’s Continental
Certificate Management Office.