NBAA Names Recipients of 2016 Maintenance Scholarships

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

Kansas City, MO, May 3, 2016 – The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is awarding the 2016 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the Association’s Maintenance Management Conference, opening today in Kansas City, MO.

With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these 45 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 also to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

The 2016 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are:

  • Michael Alexander – Honeywell International Aerospace – CBT Avionics Course
  • James Bailey – Textron Aviation – Citation CE-525/M2 Series Maintenance Initial
  • Just Baker – USC Aviation Safety and Security Program – Human Factors Course
  • Ray Berube – Gulfstream Aerospace – G650\G650ER Maintenance Initial
  • John Bosse – CAE Simuflite – King Air 300/350 Maintenance Initial
  • Emmanuel Cardenales – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 45 Maintenance Initial Course
  • Anthony Cardo – Honeywell International Aerospace – CBT Avionics Course
  • Matthew Chonko – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Zachary Collins – Rockwell Collins  – Pro Line Fusion Global 5000/6000 Avionics Course
  • Sean Cornwell – SatcomDirect – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Randall Dallas – Rolls Royce – Engine Maintenance Course
  • Austin Deam – SatcomDirect – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Justin Dyer – Bell Helicopter – Composite Blade Repair
  • Michael Forrest – GE Aviation – H80 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Ariel Gleason – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Gulfstream G-280 Avionics Course
  • Sadie Green – Bombardier Aerospace – Global XRS Electrical troubleshooting course
  • Jonathan Hadley – ASTM/NCATT – Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification or Endorsement Exam
  • Kwun Ho Gordon Ching – NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
  • Shaun Horne – Honeywell International Aerospace – CBT Engine Course
  • Calvin Hull – Garmin Ltd. – G3000/5000 Intro
  • Martina Kittelson-Carviness – Garmin Ltd. – G1000 Intro
  • Greg Klien – Flight Safety Int’l. – Principles of Troubleshooting (2.5 days) training program
  • Pawel Kloc – AeroTechna Solutions – Intelligent Aircraft Maintenance Programs: Development, Management and Evolution
  • Jonathan Leonardo Fabio Parra – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Morgan Lindsey – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Embraer L500 Avionic Course
  • Nathan Lisak – GE Aviation – CF34 Turbofan Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Chad M. Lewis – CAE Simuflite – Falcon 50\900\2000 Maintenance Initial
  • Sherwin Malicad – Garmin Ltd. – G600/GTN
  • Joline Mooney – Williams Int’l. – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Stephanie Morris – Bell Helicopter – Connector and Cable Maintenance
  • Anel Mujakic – Bombardier Aerospace – Challenger 300 series Maintenance Initial course
  • Amel Mujakis ¬ GE Aviation – HF120 Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Just Orrand – Textron Aviation – King Air Maintenance Initial Training
  • Leonard Pies – ABARIS Training Resources – Composite Structures Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1) – five-day course
  • Michael Resto  – CAE Simuflite – Gulfstream G450\G550 Maintenance Initial
  • Christian Roberts – Bell Helicopter – Vibration Monitoring System
  • Eric Romeo – GE Aviation – CFM56 Jet Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Juan Sebastian Jacome – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 75 Avionics Course
  • Erica Steinson – Dassault FalconJet – Falcon 900EX, EASy/DX Maintenance Initial (CAE Simuflite)
  • Attila Szucs – Dassault FalconJet – Falcon 7X EASy Maintenance Initial (FSI)
  • Evelyn Tellado – Global Jet Services – Maintenance Initial Course from Catalog
  • Ivo Vissers – Honeywell International Aerospace – CBT Engine Course
  • Jordan Voge – Flight Safety Int’l. – PT6 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance
  • Royce Wagner – ABARIS Training Resources – Composite Structure Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1 and 2)
  • Edward Waton, III – Bell Helicopter – Composite Repair

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

Applications for the 2017 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available early fall 2016. 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

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