Aircraft maintenance and modification services company STS Mod Center has received the FAA Diamond Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the fourth year in a row.

    The award recognises the company’s continued commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety. In order to be considered for it, STS Mod Center enrolled itself into the FAAST (FAA Safety Team) programme, which is designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of aircraft maintenance technicians.

    To receive the award, every touch labour specialist employed by STS Mod Center had to successfully complete the year-long programme with ratings levels that exceeded the FAA’s high standards.

    “The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training is central to our company’s success,” says Mark Smith, group president of STS Mod Center, whose parent company is STS Aviation Group. “To receive this award means 100 per cent participation from our entire staff, and that’s hundreds of people rallying around the company’s core cultural values and training methods year in and year out.

    STS Mod Center’s director of quality and compliance David MacKinnon added: “We fix, troubleshoot and modify aircraft for a living. That’s a responsibility and a privilege we take seriously. This award reflects that, and I’m proud of our team for rallying together and working hard to bring this award home for the fourth consecutive year.

    “This accomplishment means a lot to us as an organisation, but knowing that safety rests at the heart of everything we do means a great deal more to our customers and the people who depend on us to fly safely.”

    MRO Americas 2021