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At a recent AEA International Convention & Trade Show, AEA President Paula Derks asked member companies the following
question: What's working for you? Derks challenged AEA members to share their success stories, best practices and ideas
that are working for their respective companies. This article is part of a series that highlights how AEA member companies
recognized challenging economic circumstances, and how they responded and overcame them.

What's

Working?

Business initiatives that are elevating companies to success
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Eagle Creek Aviation
Services earns AMT
Diamond Award

I

n October 1991, the Federal Aviation AdminisAviation employers are eligible to earn certificates
tration Flight Standards Service Aircraft Mainof excellence based on the ratio of the total number of
tenance Division, AFS-300, determined a need
eligible employees who received AMT awards during the
existed for an incentive program encouraging aircraft
calendar year to the total number of eligible employees
maintenance technicians and emof that employer. The award levels
ployers to aggressively participate
start with the Bronze Certificate of
in available initial and recurrent
Excellence, which requires the ratio
EAGLE CREEK
maintenance training courses. That
to be 20 percent of eligible employobjective is achieved through the
ees. The highest certificate level is
AVIATION CONSIDERS
FAA's AMT Awards Program.
the Diamond Award, which requires
ITS EMPLOYEES TO
The FAA is aware that the emthat 100 percent of eligible employBE VALUABLE,
ployer bears the short-term loss of
ees earn AMT awards.
AND
THE
COMPANY
employee productivity and other
Earlier this year, AEA member
REWARDS THEM FOR
costs associated with training. To
Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a proincrease the incentive for managevider of aircraft services and sales,
THE TRAINING.
ment to fund training through the
received the AMT Diamond Award of
Awards Program, the FAA also
Excellence from the FAA for parrecognizes employers that take a proactive role in trainticipating in the AMT Awards Program. This marked the
ing their technical workforce.
fifth consecutive year that Eagle Creek Aviation Services
To be eligible for the employer's award, the employer
won this prestigious award.The FAA's Flight Standards
must be involved full time in the business of maintaining
District Office presented the award to Eagle Creek on
or repairing aircraft and/or component parts and appliMarch 23, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
ances thereof, and employ at least three full-time AMTs.
In addition, 28 Eagle Creek technicians received
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