FAA Honors Delta Connection Carrier Comair With Agency’s Most Prestigious Safety Award for 11th Consecutive Year

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — For 11 years in a row, Delta Connection carrier Comair has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious safety honor – the Diamond Award – for excellence in aviation maintenance training.

At Comair, more than 70 percent of the airline’s aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) completed the continuous training required to participate in the FAA’s program. Altogether, Comair AMTs have completed nearly 14,000 hours of safety compliance and technical training.

“We are proud to be recognized by the FAA for our achievements and to receive our 11th consecutive Diamond Award,” said Allen Messick, vice president of Maintenance. “We witnessed a 30 percent increase in the number of AMTs completing the required training this year, which underscores our maintenance team’s dedication to safety and operational integrity.”

Implemented in 1991, the FAA’s AMT award program is an incentive for individual maintenance technicians to complete recurrent and initial training. To qualify for the FAA Diamond Award, at least 25 percent of an airline’s eligible maintenance technicians must pass specialized, ongoing training during a 12-month period.

“Once again I am pleased to acknowledge Comair with the Diamond Award,” said Fred Walker, manager of FAA Southern Division. “Comair’s ongoing, year- after-year commitment to aviation safety through education is evidenced by this recognition. By encouraging aviation maintenance technicians to continue their education, the airline is challenging them to remain on the leading edge of aviation safety while enhancing their personal and professional growth.”

Comair is a Delta Connection carrier and wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) . Based at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Comair has a team of more than 6,800 dedicated aviation professionals who operate more than 1,100 flights a day to more than 110 cities in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas. Currently, the airline operates an all- jet fleet of 171 Bombardier CRJ regional jets. For more information, please visit www.comair.com.

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