FAIRBANKS — David Delcourt, the owner of Delcourt Aviation in Fairbanks, has been named the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2014 Alaska Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year.
Delcourt and his wife, Wendy Zimmerman, launched Delcourt Aviation in 2009. Before then he had spent a decade working in Fairbanks for other aviation companies, including Arctic Circle Air, Wright Air Service and Northland Aviation.
“Dave has consistently shown his commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality in his work and takes great strides to accomplish any task to the utmost in professional standards,” stated Frontier Flying Service Director of Operations Don Singsaas in a nomination letter.
Delcour Aviation mainly maintains small aircraft for private pilots, along with a handful of contracts with the Department of the Interior and other organizations. He described it as a “mom and pop” maintenance operation that has enjoyed growing success since it was launched five years ago.
Delcourt is also a contributor to statewide aviation conferences such as Aviation North Expo and Fairbanks Aviation Day, an annual education event that attracted about 1,500 people to the airport last year.
The award — a collaboration between the FAA and aviation industry sponsors — is given to aircraft mechanics who excel professionally while contributing to aviation, education and flight safety. The honor makes Delcourt eligible for the national Aviation Maintenance Technician award, which will be announced by March 1.