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- SNC Receives 25th FAA “Diamond Award” for Continued Aircraft Maintenance Excellence
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, has once again been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for outstanding commitment to quality, knowledge and safety demonstrated by its Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). Both SNC’s business areas have earned the prestigious “Diamond Award” honor, the highest FAA AMT employer award given.
The 2022 awards mark the 13th for the Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area based in Herndon, Virginia, and the 12th consecutive Diamond Award for the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), Aviation and Security (IAS) business area based in Englewood, Colorado.
“SNC’s aviation technicians are some of the most talented in the industry and this prestigious award is a testament to their expertise and attention to detail,” said Tim Owings, executive vice president of the MST business area. “We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to upholding the FAA’s most rigorous standards of excellence. Even when doing a great job, SNC’s people strive to improve. It’s a benefit to the company, and to every customer who trusts us with their lives."
Launched in 1991, the AMT Awards incentivize maintenance technicians to participate in ongoing training programs individually or through employer programs. Individuals and companies compete to earn one of five award levels, with the Diamond Award signifying the highest honor. It requires that 100 percent of a company’s eligible employees earn individual AMT awards during the calendar year. FAA data shows less than 5% of FAA repair stations earn the Diamond Award. All 142 SNC’s eligible employees completed all the individually required aviation maintenance training hours in 2022 to qualify for the award.
"Had just one person failed to fulfill the requirements, SNC's chance at success would have been eliminated. The fact that our team has earned this award not just once, but many times over is representative of the level of professionalism and proficiency SNC is known for across the industry and is the perfect demonstration of our team's commitment to excellence in everything it does," said Jon Piatt, executive vice president of SNC’s IAS business area.
SNC began its work in aviation systems 60 years ago. It is a leading, prime integrator for crewed and uncrewed aircraft, and innovative, high-performance ISR systems. The company designs, engineers, builds, integrates, tests and modifies low-cost, turn-key systems, sustaining multi-mission/multi-intelligence flights for numerous aircraft platforms worldwide.