NBAA Names Recipients of 2017 Maintenance Scholarships

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

West Palm Beach, FL May 2, 2017 –  The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Maintenance Committee is awarding the 2017 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the association’s annual Maintenance Conference, which runs through Thursday, May 4, in West Palm Beach, FL.

With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these award 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 to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, and to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

The 2017 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are:

  • Jason Anthony – Dassault Aviation – Falcon 900, 900EX Maintenance Initial Course
  • Kwame Anyane – AeroTechna Solutions – Intelligent Aircraft Maintenance Programs: Development, Management and Evolution
  • Joseph Awudu – USC Aviation Safety and Security Program – Human Factors Course
  • Stephen Blake – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Ryan Cokic – Flight Safety int’l. – PT6 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • DeWayne Colombe – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 45 Maintenance Initial course – DFW
  • Brook Facey – Global Jet Services – Maintenance Initial Course from GJS catalog
  • James Fell – Abaris Training Resource – Composite Structure Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1 and 2)
  • Victor Garcia – GE Aviation – CFM56 Jet Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Trevor Gross – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Joshua Heim – Garmin Ltd. – G3/5000 Avionic Intro Course
  • Aaron Hopkins – Abaris M1-R1 Advanced Composite Phase 1 (Five-Day Course)
  • Brian Jensen – Textron Aviation – Citation CJ3 Series Maintenance Initial Training Course
  • Cassandra Kahant – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Matthew Karabas – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Embraer L500 Avionic Course
  • Martina Kittelson-Caviness – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Gulfstream G-280 Avionics Course
  • Keegan Knobloch – Bombardier Aerospace – Global XRS Electrical Troubleshooting Course
  • Mariah Kosirog – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Global 5000/6000 Avionics Course
  • Kaylee LaPrade – Textron Aviation – King Air Maintenance Initial Training
  • Michael Lee – GE Aviation – H80 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Zachary McClung – Abaris Training M1-R1 Composite Phase 1 & 2 (10-Day Course)
  • Mark McGill – Garmin Ltd. – G3/5000 Avionics Intro Course
  • Jeff Murphy – Dassault Aviation – Falcon 7X EASy Maintenance Initial Course
  • Giancarlo Nandino – Flight Safety Int’l. – Principles of Troubleshooting Training Program
  • Tyler Narey – ASTM/NCATT – Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification or Endorsement Exam
  • Wesley Osborn – SatcomDirect – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Erica Parini – Gogo Business Aviation – Attendance to NBAA Maintenance Conference
  • Mitchell Patterson – Bombardier Aerospace – Challenger 300 Series Maintenance Initial Course – DFW
  • Jason Prchal – SatcomDirect – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Lynze Price – Gulfstream Aerospace – G650\G650ER Maintenance Initial
  • Jack Raymer – NBAA Maintenance Conference
  • Peter Ridley – CAE Simuflite – Gulfstream G450\G550 Maintenance Initial
  • Christian Salata – CAE Simuflite – Falcon 50\900\2000 Maintenance Initial
  • Thomas Souder – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 75 Avionics Course – DFW
  • Aaron Stadelmaier – Rolls-Royce Engine Initial Training
  • Mark Stephens – Garmin Ltd. – G3/5000  Avionics Intro Course
  • Kyle Swanson – Rolls-Royce Engine Initial Training
  • Tucker Ulmer – GE Aviation – CF34 Turbofan Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Ryan West – CAE Simuflite – King Air 300/350 Maintenance Initial – DFW

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Abaris Training Resources, AeroTechna Solutions LLC, Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Simuflite, Dassault Aviation, FlightSafety International, Garmin Ltd., GE Aviation, Global Jet Services, Inc., Gogo Business Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., JSSI, Maintenance Directors Roundtable, Pioneer Aviation Management, NCATT/ASTM, Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce, Inc., SatcomDirect, Textron Aviation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Williams International.

Applications for the 2018 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available early fall 2017. For more information on this program, visit the Maintenance TRACS web page.

In addition to the scholarship program offered by the Maintenance Committee, NBAA Charities offers a number of other scholarships and programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, contact Tyler Austin at NBAA (202) 783-9267, or to download application forms, visit