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NBAA Announces Maintenance TRACS Recipients

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Maintenance Committee today congratulated 22 recipients of the 2009 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) program at NBAA’s Maintenance Management Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Currently in its fourth 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 2009 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are as follows:

  • Erick Collazo - Gulfstream G5 Maintenance Initial
  • Chris Pixton – Citation CE 560 Maintenance Initial
  • Dominique Miller – Bombardier Global Express Maintenance Initial
  • Thomas Willis – King Air 200 Maintenance Initial (CAE/Simuflite)
  • Christopher Dautel – Bombardier Challenger 604 Maintenance Initial
  • Paul Kehayes – PT6 Line Maintenance (P&WC)
  • Joshua Thompson – Bombardier Lear 60 Maintenance Initial
  • Annemarie Korzon – Honeywell Primus EPIC Avionics
  • Solin Florez – PT6 Line Maintenance (P&WC)
  • Joshua Walker – Rolls-Royce AE3007C Maintenance Initial
  • Thomas Koppel – GE CF34 Engine Line Maintenance
  • James King, III – Honeywell Lear 45 ECS Line Maintenance
  • Stephen Lipper – King Air Maintenance Initial (HBC/FlightSafety)
  • Jody Denney – Citation CE-525 Maintenance Initial
  • Julian Fierro – Honeywell TFE 731
  • Michael Jackson – Williams FJ Series Line Maintenance
  • Frederick Boutell – Honeywell HTF7000 Line Maintenance
  • Sarah Mercier – Global Jet Services (Any 5 day course from catalog)
  • Alexander Korzon – Honeywell SPZ-8400/HUD G4
  • Donald Peters – Fight Safety Int’l. 5-day Principles of Troubleshooting (on-line)
  • Chris Prettipaul James -  Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics
  • Alanna Mitchell – Standard Aero PT6 Line Maintenance

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, CAE Simuflite, FlightSafety Int’l, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., P&WC, Rolls-Royce, and Williams Engines.

Applications for the 2010 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available late summer 2009. 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 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and 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.

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