Banyan celebrated its third annual AMT Day (May 24) by honoring its maintenance and avionics technicians. Dave Valenta, Banyan’s director of maintenance, and Lou Homsher, Banyan’s quality assurance manager, organized the event.
Jim Barcel, CFO of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport operation, told employees, “AMT Day is an important day at Banyan because we honor your achievements and safety record. As a technician, you have the ability to affect the lives of others. Therefore, safety always has to be in the forefront of your minds. This is a tremendous responsibility and one that each of you has accepted with dedication and professionalism. Thank you for the excellent work and your commitment to safety.”
AMT Day originated as a tribute to the first aircraft maintenance technician (AMT), Charles Taylor, who built Orville and Wilbur Wright’s engine. However, since 2002, AMT Day has grown in scope and recognition as more and more aviation companies acknowledge it.
Banyan’s services include heavy airframe maintenance and engine maintenance, structural repairs and modifications, avionics installation and support, interior refurbishment, exterior painting, and part sales and distribution.