The FAA has bestowed its highest award, the Diamond Award for Maintenance Excellence, on Raytheon Aircraft Services Indianapolis. The Diamond Award is the FAA’s highest honor for training and recognizes professional technicians and their employer. A facility must have at least 25 percent of its employees participating in the FAA’s maintenance technician program. Fifteen of the 18 RAS employees, or 83 percent, qualified for an individual award.
Individual qualifications range from the Bronze to the Diamond Award. To receive an award, each individual must have a minimum of two hours of FAA regulations training in addition to a number of hours of training in aviation maintenance-related courses. To qualify for a Diamond Award an individual must have 100 hours of FAA approved training during the calendar year.