2023 FAA Diamond Award Fargo Jet Center Scott Reiland Travis Collins

Pictured (L-R): Scott Reiland, FJC Maintenance Supervisor; Jeffry Boe, FAA Safety Team Program Manager; Travis Collins, FJC Maintenance Manager

2023 FAA Diamond Award Fargo Jet Center Maintenance Team

Pictured: Fargo Jet Center (FJC) Maintenance Team

April 6, 2023 (Fargo, ND) Fargo Jet Center (FJC) has earned the 2022 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence. This marks FJC’s 12th year of earning the award which symbolizes the FAA’s highest distinction for aviation maintenance training.

“Earning the Diamond Award of Excellence is an exceptional accomplishment our team takes a lot of pride in”, says Mike Clancy, VP of Technical Services. “Twelve years of earning this award is a representation of our technicians’ dedication to continuously improving their workmanship and expertise.”

FJC’s maintenance technicians play an essential role in earning the Diamond Award of Excellence as 100 percent of technicians must first individually earn an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award. There are three levels of awards AMTs can earn depending on the number of eligible aviation maintenance training hours they complete.

  • Bronze – 12 hours of training
  • Silver – 40 hours of training
  • Gold – 80 hours of training plus the completion of a college-level course of three credit hours or 40 classroom hours in a career-related subject

“This year, 31 AMTs completed a combined 954 hours of FAA-approved training”, says Alec Bjerke, FJC AMT and recipient of the Gold Certificate of Training. “This specialized training allows us to enhance our knowledge of the aircraft we maintain while investing in our professional growth. I am appreciative that Fargo Jet Center takes a proactive role to promote both reoccurring and factory training.”

FJC is an FAA-Approved Part 145 Repair Station and serves as an authorized service center for Textron, Kodiak, Cirrus, and as an Authorized Satellite Service Center for Pilatus. FJC also specializes in aircraft special mission modifications and conversions.

The FAA awards were presented at FJC by Jeffry Boe, FAA Safety Team Program Manager, on March 22, 2023.

About Fargo Jet Center and associated companies: Fargo Jet Center (FJC), headquartered in Fargo, ND (KFAR), and subsidiary Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN (KFCM), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world. Both facilities offer a full-service FBO including refueling and ground support, maintenance, avionics, and special mission completions, aircraft charter and management, and upholstery and paint services. Additionally, FJC offers flight training and has U.S. Customs on-site, and PJC serves as the base for the company’s aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales.

Fargo Jet Center and Premier Jet Center are members of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Avfuel branded FBO network, and the Paragon Aviation Group network. Exclusive Aircraft Sales is also a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information, visit www.fargojet.com


Contacts: Mike Clancy, Vice President of Technical Services
701-373-8800 | info@fargojet.com 

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