Alaska, Horizon win FAA awards for maintenance training

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have each earned their 16th Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance training, the company said.

The FAA reserves this award for select carriers who complete the Aircraft Maintenance Training (AMT) program with 100% participation from eligible technicians.

Alaska Airlines is the only major carrier to earn this award for 16 consecutive years. Horizon has earned the award for 16 of the past 18 years.

Alaska also recognized aircraft technicians with barbecues and treats in celebration of Charles E. Taylor Day, also known as Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day, on May 24, 2017.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba.

With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).