NATA Award Recognizes Employers that Encourage and Support Aviation Maintenance Technician Training

This year, NATA is granting awards to 21 companies, including nine recipients that will have been recognized for five consecutive years as AMT Employer Recognition Award recipients.

“For the past seven years, NATA has continued to highlight businesses that encourage and support their maintenance personnel with top-tier training. This award signifies the value of investing in a critical subset of the aviation workforce by providing training that attracts, retains, and grows our industry,” stated Gary Dempsey, NATA president.

On June 18th, the recipients will be recognized at the NATA Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon Presentation held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference.

During the luncheon, the Association will present the William A. “Bill” Ong Award and the NATA Distinguished Service Award to long-time aviation business and community leaders: Martin Hiller of Marathon Jet Center and Don Campion of Banyan Air Services, respectively. Other Industry Excellence Award Program recipients include: Dorenda Baker, former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Executive Director of the Aircraft Certification Service (Distinguished Public Service Award); Kristine (Krissy) Ross, Customer Service Supervisor with Pentastar Aviation (NATA FBO Customer Service Award); Michael Hushek, FBO Manager with Naples Aviation (NATA Future Leader Award); Scott Seber, Line Technician III with Naples Aviation (Safety 1st Certified Line Service Professional Award); Douglas Levangie, Vice President of Maintenance Operations and Advisory Services with Pentastar Aviation (ATP/NATA General Aviation Service Techniciann Award); Flora Margheritis, C.M., Airport Manager at Van Nuys Airport (NATA Airport Executive Partnership Award); and Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation (NATA Excellence in Pilot Training Award).