Byerly Aviation of Springfield, Ill., and Keystone Helicopter of West Chester, Pa., have both received the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award of Excellence for participation in the maintenance technician awards program last year. The award is recognition for aviation companies that lead the industry in measurable commitment to training. The program is designed to ensure higher levels of training and knowledge for maintenance technicians.
Companies supporting the program by funding more training for technicians are honored based on the level of staff participation. To qualify, a minimum of 25 percent of eligible employees must be recipients of individual FAA training awards. The award includes a plaque from FAA Headquarters in Washington and a letter from the local FAA office. It is the third consecutive year that Keystone’s helicopter services and engine services divisions have each received the award.