Banyan technicians honored on AMT Day

Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) celebrated its 9th annual AMT Day on Friday, May 23.

AMT Day pays tribute to Charles E. Taylor, the first Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT), who built Orville and Wilbur Wright’s engine.

Dave Valenta, Banyan’s director of maintenance, organized the lunch-time event and gave an overview of the accomplishments during the last year, including adding the Challenger 605 to the Banyan repair station.

AMT DAY Group 5-2014_300dpiAn invocation was given by Albert Beltran, Banyan’s corporate Chaplain followed by Lou Homsher, chief inspector for turbine maintenance who spoke about the many contributions of the Banyan technicians.

Craig Huston, Banyan’s chief operating officer stated, “The work you do is very important. The pilots, owners and passengers may not know the name of the technician working on their aircraft, but they are putting their lives in your hands. You play an important role in their safety, and their trust in Banyan is a direct result of their faith and trust in you.”

Banyan’s maintenance department offer aircraft maintenance services, including heavy airframe and engine maintenance, structural repairs and modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior painting and aircraft parts sales and service.

Banyan avionics offers avionics installations, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers. In addition to High Speed Data solutions, they have extensive installation experience with In-Flight Entertainment upgrades, glass cockpits, LPV/WAAS upgrades, Flight Management Systems, Satellite TV, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, Multifunction Displays, Satellite Communications, and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems.

Banyan is certified as both an FAA and EASA repair station and has also earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Banyan also offers a mobile avionics team to provide services on location.

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