NBAA Names Recipients of 2018 Maintenance Scholarships

Albuquerque, NM, May 1, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Maintenance Committee is awarding the 2018 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the association’s annual Maintenance Conference, which runs through Thursday, May 3, in Albuquerque, NM.

With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these award recipients will be able to attend model-specific courses at training centers offering aircraft, engine and avionics instruction. Dedicated to the promotion of technical education and training for maintenance personnel in the business aviation industry, the Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, and to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

The 2018 Maintenance TRACS recipients and their courses are:

  • Spencer Aaltonen – Satcom Direct – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Immanuel Bankole – Bombardier Aerospace – Global XRS Electrical Troubleshooting Course
  • Matthew Brown – Global Jet Services, Inc. – Any two-week initial course from catalog
  • Jacob Carson – USC Aviation Safety and Security Program – Human Factors Course
  • Christopher Charlier – Bombardier Aerospace – Challenger 605/650 Avionics Course
  • Karl Doering – GE Aviation –  H80 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Rodney Fleming – FlightSafety International – Falcon Maintenance Initial Training Program
  • Jacob Forster – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – Combo M1-R1 Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair Course (Phases 1 and 2)
  • Alexander Giglio – FlightSafety International – G650 Maintenance Initial Training Program
  • Christopher Girouard – Rockwell Collins –  Pro Line Fusion Embraer L500 Avionic Course
  • Ariel Gleason – Williams International – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Artem Goncharov – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – M1-R1 Advance Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1)
  • Cody Gunther – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Gulfstream G-280 Avionics Course
  • Jakub Hnizda – Rolls-Royce, Inc. – One engine course for Rolls-Royce engines currently in production
  • Ronald Hoy – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – M1-R1 Advance Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1)
  • Sean Kennedy – Textron Aviation – King Air Initial Maintenance Course
  • Bryon Konen – Textron Aviation – Citation 525 Series Initial Maintenance Course
  • Jeramey Laborce – Dassault Aviation – Falcon 7X EASy Maintenance Initial Program
  • Dale Luther – Bombardier Aerospace – Challenger 300 series Maintenance Initial Course
  • Chad Lewis – Williams International – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Khaled Mahfouz – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 75 Avionics Course
  • Alexander Makrakis – Garmin Ltd. – G3/5000 Intro Course
  • Zachary Martin – NBAA – Registration and hotel expenses for the Maintenance Conference
  • Mark Matlack – Williams International – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Clara McGee – FlightSafety International – PT6 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Christopher Myrick – FlightSafety International – Principles of Troubleshooting Training Program
  • Cassandra Peterson – Garmin Ltd. – G3/5000 Intro Course
  • Chris Potempa – Satcom Direct – Aero IT Certification Course
  • Victor Rae – Bombardier Aerospace – Lear 45 Maintenance Initial Course
  • Grant Smith – Gogo Business Aviation – Attendance to 2018 Maintenance conference
  • Jeff Swanson – Rockwell Collins – Pro Line Fusion Global 5000/6000 Avionics Course
  • Attila Szucs – GE Aviation – CF34 Turbofan Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Kyle Walker – GE Aviation – CFM56 Jet Engine Line Maintenance Course
  • Christopher Wendt – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. – Gulfstream G650/G650ER Maintenance Initial Course
  • Joshua Yeates – Dassault Aviation – Falcon 900, 900EX, 900EX EASy/DX Maintenance Initial Course

NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Abaris Training Resources, Inc., Bombardier Aerospace, Dassault Aviation, FlightSafety International, Garmin Ltd., GE Aviation, Global Jet Services, Inc., Gogo Business Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce, Inc., Satcom Direct, Textron Aviation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Williams International.

Applications for the 2019 Maintenance TRACS awards will be available in fall 2018. For more information on this program, visit the Maintenance TRACS web page.

In addition to the scholarship program offered by the Maintenance Committee, NBAA Charities offers a number of other scholarships and programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, contact Tyler Austin at NBAA (202) 783-9267, or to download application forms, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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