Mesa Airlines recognized with FAA Maintenance Diamond Award

For the seventh consecutive year, Mesa Airlines´ Maintenance and Engineering Department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration´s prestigious Employer´s Diamond Award of Excellence, the company said.

The FAA reserves this award for select carriers who completed the Aircraft Maintenance Training program with 100 percent participation from eligible technicians.

The Diamond Award program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, human factors, fatigue risk management and FAA regulations. The Diamond Award is only given to companies that have reached the highest level of the program´s requirements.

A multiple-time recipient of Air Transport World´s Regional Airline of the Year Award, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle from Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston. Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 145 aircraft, with more than 600 daily system departures to 124 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and The Bahamas. The company has approximately 3,100 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years. For more information, go to or find us on Facebook