West Star Aviation has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence for completing specialized training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules at two of their locations: Perryville Regional Airport in Perryville, Missouri, and its satellite facility at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado.

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This is the highest aviation honor in the aircraft maintenance industry, and West Star is proud to be recognized for their continued commitment to aviation excellence, the company says. The rigorous 12-month program requires 100 percent participation from all eligible technicians, who provide dedicated maintenance to customers along with a specifically structured safety training program.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award, as it is a true testament of the ongoing training culture West Star provides to our skilled and experienced technicians,” said Gary Schandl, Director of Quality Assurance. “We will continue to encourage all our locations to participate in the valuable program and aspire for each of them to be awarded the honor next year,” continued Schandl.