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

WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2007 — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Maintenance Committee today congratulated 14 recipients of the 2007 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at NBAA’s Maintenance Management Conference in San Diego, CA.

Currently in its second year, the Maintenance TRACS program is 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 Technical Reward and Career Scholarship 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 2007 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are as follows:

  • Sousan Alexander – Honeywell, Inc. TFE 20/40/60 LMM Course
  • Dan Parker – Global Jet Services, AIMM PDP Course
  • Steve Church – CornerStone Strategies, PDP Course
  • Donald Peters – Cessna Citation Initial Maintenance Course
  • Charlene Hall – Honeywell, Inc. SPZ8400/HUD G-IV Avionics Course
  • Louis Duquette – Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV Initial Course
  • Russell Harden – Honeywell, Inc. TFE 20/40/60 LMM Course
  • Amanda Stinson – Cessna Citation 560XL Initial Course
  • Jorge Chipollini – Honeywell, Inc. TFE 20/40/60 LMM Course
  • Michael Parks – Rolls-Royce AE3007 Engine Course
  • Kelly Tuzsynski – Bombardier CL604 Ramp & Transit Course
  • Bryan Dudas – FlightSafety Principles of Troubleshooting Course
  • Ian Rotich – Bombardier Learjet 60 Ramp & Transit Course
  • Jeffrey Hitchcock –  GE CFE 34 Engine Course

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, CornerStone Strategies, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., Rolls-Royce and Sino Swearingen.

Applications for the 2008 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available in summer 2007. For more information on this program, visit the Maintenance TRACS web page.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information or download application forms, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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