Two Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians from The Home Depot Aviation are the first recipients of CAE’s new Master Aircraft Technician Award. Shayne Graves and Dennis Pepin earned the award for successful completion of CAE’s three-year Master Aircraft Technician program.
Graves and Pepin each completed more than 225 hours of Certified Aircraft Maintenance Training in the eight-course program taught at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas and CAE’s North East Training Center in Whippany, New Jersey. Both of The Home Depot Aviation aircraft systems technicians are certified on the Dassault Falcon 50EX aircraft.
“CAE is committed to working with our customers to ensure the highest quality safety and efficiency standards,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s group president, civil simulation products, training and services. “The creation of this award is one way we recognize the commitment put forth by aviation professionals and their flight departments.”
Graves, an aircraft technician of 28 years, and Pepin, with 35 years of experience, have been with The Home Depot Aviation for five and 13 years, respectively. The Home Depot has 2,245 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. It operates a fleet of Falcon 50EX, -900B, and -900EX EASy aircraft.