Keystone Helicopter, a West Chester, Pa.-based helicopter services company, announced that one of its employees, John Profico, is the recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Keystone Helicopter CEO Steve Townes said, “We are extremely proud of John Profico’s accomplishment, especially since we believe he may be the first recipient of this prestigious award who has worked exclusively on helicopters. John came to Keystone Helicopter in 1956, three years after its founding, and laid the foundation for the high degree of quality and safety by which we are known.” The award, a certificate and a lapel pin were presented to Profico during an FAA-approved four-hour IA airworthiness training and workshop held at Keystone Helicopter’s West Chester facility on March 3.
The award was named after Charles Taylor, the man who designed and built the engine for the Wright Flyer. It is presented to certified mechanics and repairmen who have worked in aviation for at least 50 years.