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Old 05-31-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Another Diamond Certificate of Excellence for Maintenanc

This is why I put my children on their airplanes. It doesn't hurt that they have one of the youngest fleets on Earth either

AirTran Airways Receives Top FAA Recognition for Maintenance Excellence
Tuesday May 31, 12:16 pm ET
- 10th consecutive recognition for airline's maintenance division -

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI - News), today announced that the airline's maintenance division has been recognized for the tenth consecutive year by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award.

"This recognition reaffirms what we've known for a long time, that our mechanics are among the best in the business," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways President and Chief Operating Officer. "On behalf of all 6,400 Crew Members at our airline, I congratulate our maintenance division on this well- earned distinction."

To qualify for the recognition, half of an airline's total maintenance locations must earn a certificate of excellence for exceeding the FAA's required participation levels. Crew Members from all five of AirTran Airways' maintenance stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa participated in this training.

A "Diamond Certificate of Excellence" is the highest honor, requiring a minimum of 25 percent of a maintenance location's mechanics to participate. In fact, 292 of AirTran Airways' 330 maintenance personnel participated.

"Nothing is more important to our airline than safety, and these mechanics live that motto on an everyday basis," said Steve Kolski, AirTran Airways' Senior Vice President of Operations. "They are charged with ensuring that all of the FAA's regulations and safety practices are met with the strictest adherence, and this honor demonstrates that dedication."

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Old 06-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Everyone is very proud to have recieved the diamond award again this year. We work very hard to provide a safe atmosphere and its nice to see that it goes unnoticed. Rest assured that everyone will continue to work hard to keep the support and respect of all our passengers. They (passengers) need to feel safe everytime they fly AirTran Airways. Also thank you ITYT for letting the "truth be told" on your much debated web site, and once again thanks as always for your support Haze
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