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American Airlines honours elite mechanics.


American Airlines (NYSE:AMR) said on Tuesday that it is honouring a group of Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) for a lifetime achievement of serving five or more decades in the aviation industry.

At the carrier's maintenance facilities in Tulsa, Kansas City and Tampa, the airline paid homage to eight AMTs with the FAA's Charles E. Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award, which recognises the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics.

The AMTs receiving the award were William Hindle (AMT, retired) - Kansas City; Larry Olsen (AMT Crew Chief, retired) - Kansas City; Gerald Beebe (AMT Inspector, retired) - Kansas City; John Mulholl (AMT Crew Chief) - Tampa; Ron Wolfe (AMT) - Tampa; Ralph Grunhof (Manager - Production, retired) - Tulsa; Prince Street (Supervisor - Aircraft Maintenance) - Tulsa; and Jim Roddy (AMT) - Tulsa.

This award is named in honor of Charles E. Taylor, who worked for the Wright Brothers and was the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. To be eligible for the award, a recipient must have served for 50 years as an accredited aviation mechanic and have been an FAA-certified mechanic for a minimum of 30 years.

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Date:Jul 13, 2011
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