Recognizing Atlantic Aero’s commitment to safety, the Federal Aviation Administration recently honored the Greensboro, N.C., facility with its 2013 Diamond Award of Excellence, the agency’s highest honor for aviation maintenance training.

Atlantic Aero, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, received the FAA corporate award because 100 percent of its 67 aviation maintenance technicians underwent specialized aircraft training during 2013 and earned individual awards as a result.

“Atlantic Aero is proud that the FAA has recognized our commitment to training that allows us to deliver the highest level of maintenance service,” said Jim Spinder, the company’s general manager. “With that training and technical expertise, our maintenance team provides the safety and reliability our customers expect from us.”

Based on the level of training they completed, nine Atlantic Aero technicians received Silver Awards and 58 earned Bronze Awards.

“The great thing about the Diamond Award is that it recognizes how Atlantic Aero and its technicians work together to create an environment where training and safety are deeply valued,” Spinder said. “Without our technicians’ hard work and dedication to excellence, we couldn’t have won this honor.”

The FAA started the awards in 1991 to improving safety by encouraging technicians and the companies they work for to participate in initial and recurring training programs. Atlantic Aero has won the Diamond Award numerous times over the years, and received gold awards as well, most recently in 2011.

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