Call for nominations for award

The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights (EMNL) award is accepting nominations for its fourth annual awards. Named after Elsie MacGill, the first Canadian female aircraft designer, the award’s mission is to recognize excellence and to inspire women to enter the aviation and aerospace industries in Canada. The EMNL awards honor outstanding women in aviation and aerospace who have demonstrated determination, perseverance, leadership and courage throughout their careers.

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AMT Awards Program to go on-line

A new on-line FAA Aviation Maintenance Awards Program soon will be available on-line.

The revised program makes it much easier for aviation maintenance technicians to participate in the program, which mirrors many of the processes used for the FAA’s Wings safety program for pilots. Training received can be recorded in the on-line program, according to the FAA news release. Technicians no longer will have to visit an FAA FSDO or mail in proof of training to receive AMT awards. The awards system will also keep track of all training, including employer-provided training, which becomes part of the technician’s permanent training record.

“The training you, your employer, or a training provider records will become your permanent AMT Awards Program training record that you can email to either a prospective employer, a school of higher learning for credit, or to your insurance company,” the FAA announcement stated.

For an employer, the ability to record training provided to each employee, as it is received, and not have to provide proof at the end of the year should be a blessed relief from paperwork, the FAA suggested. “You may upload all in-house training for all employees registered for the program at the end of the year” and apply for employer awards on-line, the agency pointed out.

AirMed’s Denise Treadwell wins double honors

Denise Treadwill

AirMed International‘s Executive Vice President Denise Treadwell has been awarded two of the air medical industry’s highest honors, the 2008 Fixed Wing Award of Excellence from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the Katz-Mason Award from the Air Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).

The AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care and/or safety, specifically in the fixed wing component of the air medical transport community. Treadwell was nominated by a colleague at a competing company.

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