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Honda is recognised as diamond AMT employer
Honda Aircraft Company has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence in all aspects of its operations by receiving the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Diamond Award.
Honda Aircraft Company head of commercial business unit and VP of customer service Amod Kelkar and president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki with FAASTeam program managers Tim Haley and Dan Kelly.

Honda Aircraft Company has once again received the AMT Employer Diamond Award for 2022, the highest level in the William (Bill) O'Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards programme developed by the FAA. This prestigious award recognises the exceptional knowledge and skills of the Honda Aircraft Company's maintenance team, as well as the company's commitment to promoting and fostering effective technical training programmes that exceed FAA regulatory requirements.

"I am proud of our customer service team for their hard work and dedication in achieving this honour again," says president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki. "I would like to specially recognise their focus and dedication towards maximising the safety and reliability of the HondaJet fleet. Developing the next generation of aviation talent who shape the future of skyward mobility is the key to pioneering the next frontier of innovation. Honda Aircraft will continue to create a culture of excellence and provide employees with the training and resources they need to thrive in their field."

All eligible AMTs of Honda Aircraft's maintenance team have earned individual AMT certificates of training for the calendar year, upholding the FAA's standards of excellence. This achievement reflects Honda Aircraft's promise for the development and support of its maintenance workforce and demonstrates its continuous commitment to the aviation maintenance profession.

Honda head of commercial business unit and VP of customer service Amod Kelkar adds: "We are thrilled to win the AMT Employer Diamond Award again. This achievement is a testament to our maintenance team's dedication to attaining the highest level of safety and quality in the HondaJet service centre and further validates our efforts to offer unmatched service and support to our customers. I encourage all my colleagues to always aspire for amazing customer experience."

Since the first delivery of the HondaJet in 2015, the company has led the aviation industry with innovation and technology while maintaining an unparalleled focus on customer support. Recent efforts to improve customer satisfaction include the addition of the Flexible Phased Maintenance Program and new authorised service centres for the HondaJet. In January 2023, the global HondaJet fleet surpassed 160,000 flight hours with a class-leading dispatch reliability of 99.7 per cent.

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