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“The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.” — Julia Child

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Above and Beyond

Aircraft Propeller Service received the FAA’s AMT Gold Employer Award in 2018 from FAA Safety Team Representative Lee Stenson. Photo courtesy of Aviation News, Ltd
AeroGuard Flight Training Center’s repair station and its aircraft interiors and maintenance services both received the FAA’s AMT Employer Diamond Award of Excellence in 2019. The FAA honored their Flight Training Center again in 2021 when they received the AMT Diamond Award for their fourth consecutive year. Photo courtesy of AeroGuard
  • Register on to enroll in the awards program.
  • Complete the online Core Course — Ethics for Aviation Maintainers (ALC-718). Each year there will be one or two new required core courses. Click on the Maintenance Hangar tab, then My AMT, and you’ll find it under Core Training Courses. This course introduces seven key principles of ethical behavior and a moral decision-making framework for making mindful decisions based on the seven ethical behaviors.
  • Eligible training also includes aviation maintenance career-related training in technology, human factors, and certain courses from an accredited trade school or university.

Train From Home or Hangar

Jennifer Caron is FAA Safety Briefing’s copy editor and quality assurance lead. She is a certified technical writer-editor in the FAA’s Flight Standards Service.
This article was originally published in the March/April 2022 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine.
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