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Green Charter 2022
Green Charter 2022
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Diamond awards all round for West Star locations
The FAA Diamond Award of Excellence has been given to all nine West Star main and satellite locations. This recognises their specialised training in aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules.

All four of US business aviation MRO West Star Aviation's main, full service locations, and all five of its satellite facilities, have been awarded the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for completing AMT specialised training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules.

This is the first year that Grand Junction Regional and Aspen-Pitkin County airports in Colorado; Lovell Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee; St Louis Regional and Chicago Executive airports in Illinois; Conroe-North Houston Regional airport in Texas; and Minneapolis/St Paul International airport in Minnesota have been awarded the honour, while Perryville Regional airport in Missouri and Centennial airport in Denver, Colorado have been awarded several years in a row.

The rigorous 12 month programme requires 100 per cent participation from all eligible technicians, who provide dedicated service and maintenance to customers along with following a specific structured safety training programme. Each of the 978 team members completed the programme, qualifying the entire enterprise to receive the Diamond Award at all nine locations.

“Our team of technicians consistently exceed customer expectations and put in the hard work and dedication to claim these prestigious awards. This level of FAA AMT training is a major accomplishment, specifically for multiple locations,” says director of satellites/MRT and engines Sharon Klose.

“This award is the representation of the hard work and dedication from our team of technicians that make it possible to be recognised for the reputation of excellence and expertise we continue to build upon here at West Star,” says Lovell Field general manager Steve Goede.

“Our teams have worked diligently all year to accomplish this ambitious goal and we are honoured that our technicians have been recognised for all their efforts and continued commitment to ongoing training and safety measures for our customers,” adds Grand Junction general manager Dave Krogman.

“We are honoured yet again to be awarded this annual achievement. Our teams continue to succeed in learning and growing while providing the best service to our customers,” notes Perryville general manager Kyle French.

And St Louis general manager concludes: “The success of West Star has a direct link to our team members who continue to build on their skills and expertise from programmes like these, all while benefiting our customers.”

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