By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– Along with celebrating an anniversary of 19 years in operation, ComAv was once again recognized for a 12th year for exceeding in excellence among their aircraft maintenance staff & professionals. At a ceremony on Wednesday at the company’s facilities at the Southern California Logistics Airport., Victorville’s own ComAv Technical Services (ComAv) received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) highest recognition.
ComAv received the coveted FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Training. This prestigious award recognizes aviation companies and maintenance specialists that initiate highly effective training programs aimed at improving safety and technical knowledge that exceed standard FAA regulatory requirements.
“This recognition is really a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said ComAv CEO Craig Garrick. “That we can bring this recognition to our hometown in Victorville is an added benefit, and we are honored to do our part to help bring positive attention to the airport.”
Dr. Paul Foster, a nationally known expert on aviation safety, airworthiness and maintenance from the FAA presented the Diamond Award to ComAv CEO Craig Garrick and his dedicated staff.
May 24th was chosen because it is Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day, created to recognize aviation’s first mechanic, Charles E. Taylor. Aviation’s original “Unsung Hero,” Mr. Taylor is universally referred to as the “Father of Aircraft Maintenance,” and built the first aircraft engines by hand, enabling mankind to conquer controlled powered flight.
“Only five other companies in the world have achieved what ComAv has in receving the Diamond Award for a 12th time,” said Dr.Paul Foster from the FAA’s Riverside office.
AMT Day is celebrated throughout the aircraft maintenance community. The Diamond Award is the highest recognition from an industry that requires a high standard of knowledge, skill and integrity, as a way to recognize the men and women who care for commercial, general aviation, corporate, private, civil, military or experimental aircraft.
ComAv, an acknowledged worldwide leader in commercial aircraft asset management services, including aircraft and engine technical evaluation, storage, maintenance, sales and leasing, has received the honor twelve times in the Thirteen-year history of the award. The 19-year-old company is based at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) on the site of the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA.