Maintenance TRACS

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The deadline for the 2014 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship has passed. The application for the 2015 scholarship will be available online by late 2014.

The NBAA Maintenance Committee is dedicated to promoting technical education and training as a means for business aviation maintenance technicians to enhance their careers. To support this position, NBAA offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (Maintenance TRACS). Aviation military personnel transitioning to business aviation also are eligible for this scholarship.

Maintenance TRACS aircraft, engine and avionics training awards are donated by:

  • Abaris Training Resources, Inc.
  • Beechcraft Corp.
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • CAE/SimuFlite
  • Cessna Aircraft
  • Dassault Falcon Jet
  • FlightSafety International
  • GE Aviation
  • Global Jet Services, Inc.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • NBAA
  • Rolls-Royce, Inc.
  • Safran Turbomeca, USA
  • University of Southern California,
  • Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Williams International

Additionally, the following organizations donated to the Maintenance TRACS travel fund to help offset travel and lodging expenses incurred by award recipients during training:

  • Duncan Aviation
  • Midcoast Aviation
  • Volo Aviation
  • McWane, Inc.
  • Alcoa, Inc.
  • Jet Aviation Maintenance

Note: Applicants must use the separate Travel Assistance Request Form provided in the application package for any travel funding requests.

Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regards to sex, race, religion or national origin. Applicant must be either: (1) a current holder of an airframe and powerplant (A&P) certificate currently employed in general aviation, (2) a student currently enrolled in either an accredited A&P program or an approved FAR Part 147 school or (3) aviation military personnel transitioning to business aviation.

2014 Maintenance TRACS recipients

Pictured: Many of the 2014 Maintenance TRACS recipients accepted their awards in person at the 2014 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2014) in Tampa, FL, including the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students shown here.

Recipients will be announced at the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, to be held April 22 to 24, 2014, in Tampa, FL. Maintenance TRACS awards will be redeemable under the conditions established by NBAA and its donors, and applicants are limited to receiving one award per person every other year; i.e., recipients of the 2013 scholarship are not eligible to apply in 2014, but they will be eligible to apply again in 2015.

Recipients must complete all professional/educational training and redeem the award within one year from the date of announcement, unless otherwise noted, or risk forfeit of the award. Recipients also are responsible for costs associated with the scholarship, such as travel and lodging expenses, unless otherwise noted.

A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an essay, resume, letter of recommendation and (for students) proof of enrollment. See application form for details.

Applications must be received by NBAA on or before Feb. 28, 2014. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or [email protected].