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

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, April 15, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Maintenance Committee today congratulated 20 recipients of the 2008 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at NBAA’s Maintenance Management Conference in Daytona Beach, FL.

Currently in its third year, Maintenance TRACS 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 2008 Maintenance TRACS recipients and descriptions of their awards are as follows:

  • Sousan Alexander – Honeywell, Inc. Primus Epic Avionic Line Maintenance Course
  • Stephanie Bliss – Cessna Aircraft Citation 560 Maintenance Initial Course
  • Jorge Chipollini – Honeywell, Inc. TPE331 Line Maintenance Course
  • Brian Crispin – Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Hollie Estrada – Cessna Aircraft Citation 525 Maintenance Initial Course
  • Joe Fackler – Dassault Falcon 900ABC Maintenance Initial Course
  • Greg Fink – Dassault Falcon 900EX Maintenance Initial Course
  • Dustin Gooding – Honeywell, Inc. SPZ 8400/HUD Avionic Line Maintenance Course
  • Joseph Hawkins – CAE Simuflite Falcon 50 Maintenance Initial Course
  • John Hernandez – Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Jared Labonte – Honeywell, Inc. TFE731 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Chris Larsen –  Bombardier Lear 60 Course
  • Rhonda Lyons – NBAA Maintenance Management Conference Attendance
  • Nathaniel Merritt – Bombardier Global Express Maintenance Initial Course
  • Robert Michael – GE CFE34 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Brad Ongna – FlightSafety 10-Day Principles of Troubleshooting Online Course
  • Ian Rotich – Honeywell, Inc. GIV Environmental Controls System Course
  • Tesfaye Teruneh – Rolls Royce AE3007 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Desmond Williams – Gulfstream Aerospace GIV Maintenance Initial Course
  • David Yenian – Bombardier Challenger 604 Maintenance Initial Course

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, CAE Simuflite, Dassault Aviation, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls Royce and Sino Swearingen.

Applications for the 2009 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available this summer. For more information about the 2008 awards, visit the Maintenance TRACS web page.

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

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