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NBAA Announces Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) Recipients

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

DALLAS, TX, April 18, 2006 — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Maintenance Committee today congratulated 12 recipients of the 2006 Maintenance "TRACS" program at NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference in Dallas, TX.

Currently in its inaugural year, Maintenance TRACS offerings are sponsored by the business aviation industry. Included among the program's supporters are aircraft, engine and avionics manufacturers, maintenance training providers, and industry sponsors.

The Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and future A&P holders and other individuals interested in developing their technical and professional career paths in business aviation maintenance. Award recipients are able to attend model-specific courses at aircraft, engine and avionics training centers.

The 2006 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are as follows:
  • Susan Holland – CFE34 Engine Course, GE Engines
  • Jonathan Jackson – Gulfstream V Initial, Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Shannon Spangler – Citation 560 Initial, Cessna Aircraft
  • Edward Pettee – GIV Initial, CAE Simuflite
  • Peter Stodolski – Global Express Initial, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Jeffrey Hitchcock – Challenger 604 Initial, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Joe Kirkpatrick – Principals of Troubleshooting, FlightSafety International
  • Joe Daniel – Honeywell Avionics, Honeywell, Inc.
  • Jorge Chipollini – Learjet 35/36 Initial, CAE Simuflite
  • Robert Halstead - Learjet 60 Initial, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Gregory Bonfiglio - Honeywell Engines, Honeywell Inc.
  • Craig Kinmon – RVSM, Global Jet Services
NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Simuflite, Cessna Aircraft, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., Raytheon Aircraft, PAMA Foundation, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Rolls-Royce.

Applications for the 2007 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available summer 2006. For more information on this program visit the Maintenace TRACS web page.

In addition to the scholarship program offered by the Maintenance Committee, NBAA offers a number of other scholarships and programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information contact NBAA at (202) 783-9000, or to download application forms, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.