L3 AIRLINE ACADEMY EARNS PRESTIGIOUS FAA SAFETY AWARD Celebrating 12 years as a Diamond Award Recipient
SANFORD, Fla. (April 6, 2016) –L3 Airline Academy , an accredited global flight school, has earned the prestigious Federal Aviation Administration Diamond Award of Excellence which honors organizations that employ safe, proficient mechanics or technicians.
Created in 1991, the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician award program represents the highest honor for maintenance training and recognizes employers that ‘promote and foster initial and recurrent training.’
“L3 Airline Academy prides itself in safety and excellence in aviation training and believes skill and safety can never be defined by minimum standards,” said Tom Bruno, director of aircraft maintenance. “Our dedicated maintenance department has a proven track record and deserves this esteemed award by successfully completing the required core Aviation Maintenance Technician courses provided by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and ongoing weekly recurrent training.”
One hundred percent of the mechanics employed at L3 Airline Academy adhere to this rigorous training program Bruno added.
FAASTeam’s mission is to improve the nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.
“We are honored to be recognized by the FAA,” continued Bruno. “The award represents our relationship with the FAASTeam and our commitment to continuing education. We have always worked hard to build a strong partnership with the FAA and continue to strive to be the best technicians, delivering the safest aircraft and putting forth the best work possible.”
About L3 Airline Academy
Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), L3 Airline Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Today, under the name of L3 Airline Academy , the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.
L3 Airline Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for its dedication to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and continually strives to turn students into successful airline pilots that exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.
In its 27 years of operation, L3 Airline Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.
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