National Airlines Earns Top Aviation Industry Award

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2016) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) presented National Airlines, “Orlando’s Hometown Airline,” with the coveted Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence, Monday, March 14.

This is the fifth time since 2010 that the airline has earned the distinction, which is the top honor for aviation employers whose employees exhibit a commitment to upholding the highest standards in aircraft maintenance. To be eligible for the Diamond Award level, 100 percent of an aviation organization’s maintenance technicians must have received the AMT Certificate of Training for successfully completing the FAA’s training requirements within a calendar year.

“I am incredibly proud of our maintenance and quality teams for their dedication to professional development and to maintaining the highest industry standards for our customers,” said National Airlines President and COO Edward Davison. “It’s an honor for our employees to be recognized among the best in the industry for the work they do to ensure the safety of every National Airlines flight.”

National Airlines offers nonstop, scheduled passenger service from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Windsor, Ontario, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Additional flights to Puerto Rico from Orlando and Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) begin this summer.

The airline employs more than 250 in Orlando to manage its passenger service, as well as logistic solutions for its parent company, National Air Cargo Holdings. A U.S. Certified Air Carrier, National Air Cargo boasts more than 20 years of experience offering customized cargo and passenger charter solutions for commercial, government and military clients. From NCAA sports teams to major military units, National Air Cargo has transported a diverse range of precious cargo to some of the world’s most challenging locations.

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The AMT awards program was initiated in 1991 to incentivize participation of aviation company employees in FAA maintenance training programs. For more information about the AMT awards program, visit

About National Airlines

National Airlines, “Orlando’s Hometown Airline,” flies nonstop from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Windsor, Ontario, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Starting June 1, the airline will offer additional direct flights from Orlando Sanford (SFB) to Aguadilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico and nonstop service from Islip, New York, to Aguadilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The airline, National Airlines, a DOD certified air carrier in the U.S. Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), earned its wings transporting customized cargo and charter solutions to some of the world’s most challenging locations.  Today, National Airlines employs more than 250 in Orlando with strategic offices around the world.  This unique history – paired with exceptional value and dedicated hospitality – makes National Airlines the premier choice for travelers to and from Orlando.

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