YPSILANTI, Mich., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo Group, Inc. d/b/a National Airlines has been awarded the prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence for 2010 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The AMT program was first established in 1991 and recognizes aviation maintenance personnel and employers for achieving 100% participation in FAA and company maintenance training programs. In addition to recognizing the professional achievements of the technicians involved, the program rewards and incentivizes airlines for exceptional commitment to principles of aviation safety. Airline President, Steven Harrison, noted that this is a historic first for National Airlines and is particularly momentous given that the airline reached the milestone while simultaneously engaged in FAA certification for international 757-200 passenger operations as well as preparation for 747-400 cargo operations.
"National views the certification of our new 757-200 and 747-400 airframes as a rare opportunity to work hand-in-glove with the FAA to undergird our celebrated operational performance with even stronger, safer and more comprehensive maintenance practices. This award is a testament to that mindset and to our maintenance team's commitment to excellence," said Harrison.
National Air Cargo specializes in domestic and international shipments of over-sized, time-sensitive, and special-handling-required cargo and equipment. In addition to organic assets, National boasts a virtual fleet of subcontracted assets ranging from AN-124s and IL-76s, to L-100s supported by regional offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
SOURCE National Air Cargo