NBAA Names Recipients of 2020 Maintenance Scholarships

Washington, DC, July 28, 2020 –  The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Maintenance Committee announced the recipients of  2020 Maintenance AMT Scholarships at the conclusion of the association’s NBAA GO Virtual Maintenance Conference, which kicked off in May and ran through July 27.

With the Maintenance AMT 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 program is open to current and aspiring A&P mechanics and military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation.

More than $400,000 in awards was presented to the recipients.

The 2020 Maintenance AMT recipients and their courses are:

  • Joel Hale – Williams International –  FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Zachariah Service – Satcom Direct– One Aero IT Certification Courses
  • Kevin Yoreo – Williams International – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Ismael Velez Perez – Gulfstream Aerospace – Gulfstream G650\G650ER Maintenance Initial-GAC Award
  • Nathan Mann – Global Jet Services – Any two-week initial course from catalog includes up to $2,500 toward travel  (ex. Gulfstream, Bombardier, Textron, Falcon Maintenance Initial)
  • Cameron Pike – CAE – Lear 75 Avionics course – five- day course
  • Bailey Small – FlightSafety International – Gulfstream Maintenance Initial Training program
  • Henri Delauze – FlightSafety International – PT6 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance (five days)
  • Paramut Jeasakul – Rolls-Royce –  One engine course for Rolls-Royce engines currently in production
  • Ryan Lewand – University of Southern California – Aviation Safety and Security Program – Any Human Factors course
  • Howard Thomas – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – M1-R1 Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1) – five-day course
  • Christian Wood – Textron Aviation – King Air 350 Maintenance Initial Training  10 Days
  • David Farris – Williams International – FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Dane Allison – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – Falcon 900, 900EX, 900EX EASy/DX Maintenance Initial
  • Ian Radach – Collins Aerospace – Pro Line Fusion Embraer L500 Avionic Course (#523-0820485)
  • Eric Lee – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – M1-R1 Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1) – five-day course
  • Jason Epple – Satcom Direct – One Aero IT Certification Courses.
  • Brock Nafziger – Collins Aerospace –  Pro Line Fusion Gulfstream G-280 Avionics Course (#523-0816661)
  • Aubrey Vest – Dassault Falcon Jet – Falcon 900EX EASy, 2000EX EASy or Falcon 7X Maintenance Initial – CAE Training Centers
  • Brandon Snell – Dassault Falcon Jet– Falcon 900EX EASy, 2000EX EASy or Falcon 7X/8X Maintenance Initial – FlightSafety Training Centers
  • Wagdy Hanna – CAE. – Challenger 300 series Maintenance Initial course – 10-day course
  • Tanner Jones – Textron Aviation – Citation CJ3/CJ3+ Series Maintenance Initial Training 10 Days
  • Logan Knight– Williams International –  FJ Series Engine Line Maintenance
  • Richard Grinalds – CAE –  Falcon 7X, F900, F2000, F50 or GIV, GV, G450/G550 Maintenance Initial One Course will be awarded (all three week courses)
  • Terrell Ross – Collins Aerospace- Pro Line Fusion Global 5000/6000 Avionics Course (#523-0817473)
  • David Deeb – GARMIN Ltd – G3/5000 Intro
  • John Reese – Rolls-Royce – One engine course for Rolls-Royce engines currently in production
  • Simon Barbel – GARMIN Ltd –  G3/5000 Intro
  • Noah Newstrom – FlightSafety International – Caravan Maintenance Initial Training Program
  • Jose Rubio – Abaris Training Resources, Inc. – M1-R1 Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair (Phase 1) – five-day course
  • Emanuel Vargas– FlightSafety International – Falcon Maintenance Initial Training program
  • Lear 45 Maintenance Initial course – 10-day course

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

Applications for the 2021 Maintenance AMT awards will be available later this year. For more information on this program, visit the AMT Maintenance 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 Molly Hitch at NBAA (202) 783-9353, or to download application forms, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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