NBAA Names 35 Recipients of Maintenance Scholarships

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, April 30, 2013 – The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is awarding the 2013 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) to 35 people at the association’s Maintenance Management Conference being held today in Fort Worth, TX. With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these recipients will be able to attend model-specific courses at training centers offering aircraft, engine and avionics instruction.

Dedicated to the promotion of technical education and training for maintenance personnel in the business aviation industry, the Maintenance TRACS program is open not only to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, but also to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

The recipients of the 2013 NBAA Maintenance TRACS are:

  • Creighton Anderson – Global Express Electrical Troubleshooting Five Day Course
  • Nicholas Bright – CAE King Air 300/350 Maintenance Initial Course
  • John Burk – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Shane Chambers – Rolls Royce AE3007C Initial Engine Course
  • Ko-Han Chang – Honeywell RE-220 Series Line Mx Course
  • Leon Cholakis II – Honeywell RE-100 APU Line Mx Course
  • Matthew Davis – Gulfstream 550 Maintenance Initial Course
  • Andrew Forgino – Hawker 800Pi Maintenance Initial Course
  • Matthew Hanft – CF34 Turbofan Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Kurtis Haywood – CAE Five Day Introductory Digital Avionics Course (Dallas)
  • Bryan Helm – Citation CE-525 Series Maintenance Initial Course
  • Don Joseph – Challenger 604\\605 Mx Update Course
  • Sakshi Kumania – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Brian Luciani – HTF7000 Series Line Mx
  • Shane Mack – NBAA MMC Registration Ft Worth, TX
  • Christopher Mappa – Primus EPIC for Dassault Falcon 7X
  • Sara Martin – H80 Turboprop Engine Line Mx Course  (GE Aviation)
  • Christopher McCollough – Composite Structure Fabrication\\Damage Repair Phase 1 only
  • Mark McGill – FSI PT6 Line Maintenance Course
  • Jonathan McKinney – Lear 45 Mx Initial Course
  • Quoc Pham – Falcon 900EX EASy/DX Mx Initial (FSI Little Rock\\Delaware)
  • Keith Pomeroy – USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Melissa Raddatz – Primus EPIC for Dassault Falcon 900EX\\Falcon 200EX
  • Kory Reynolds – CAE Citation II Maintenance Initial Course
  • Cary Roth – Composite Structure Fabrication\\Damage Repair Phase 1 & 2
  • Manuel Sanchez – NCATT Endorsement Exam
  • Lawrence Sharma – Primus EPIC for Gulfstream PlaneView
  • Lexie Shore – Lear 60\\60XR Mx Initial Course10 day Dallas\\Ft Worth
  • Eric Soroka – Citation CE-560 Series Mx Initial (Cessna Aircraft)
  • Ryan Stahlbusch – Global Jet Services any five-day course
  • Derek Steward – King Air Maintenance Initial
  • William Suddath – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Aaron Vaughan – Falcon 7X Maintenance Initial (CAE Dallas)
  • Ruben Vega-Murillo – Gulfstream 550 Maintenance Initial Course (Blue City Holding Award)
  • Jonathan Watson – Safran Turbomeca Arriel/Arrius Engine Initial Course

NBAA and the Maintenance Committee congratulate this year’s award recipients and thank the following companies for making this program possible:

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

The following companies also contributed greatly to the 2013 Maintenance TRACS program by helping to offset travel and lodging expenses:

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

The Maintenance TRACS program is funded by the business aviation industry and has been presented annually since 2004 at Maintenance Management Conference. Applications for the 2014 Maintenance TRACS program will be available on the NBAA website later this year.

Learn more about NBAA’s Maintenance TRACS program, and learn more about the 2013 Maintenance Management Conference being held through May 2 in Fort Worth, TX.

The Maintenance TRACS Scholarship is one of several scholarships offered by NBAA to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, visit

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