ABX Air Earns Diamond Award From FAA

WILMINGTON, OH-July 29 , 2004 - ABX Air, Inc., earned the Diamond Award from the FAA for training completed in 2003. The Diamond Award is the highest award the FAA presents in its FAA Aviation Maintenance Technicians Awards Program.


ABX Air, Inc., President and CEO Joe Hete (center left) accepts
the Diamond Award from FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector Bob
Dorn. Senior Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering Dennis
Manibusan
(left) and Manager of Aircraft Maintenance Training John
Porter (right) look on.

ABX Air is a cargo airline with a fleet of 115 aircraft that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 11 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,000 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

"We are proud to receive this recognition," said Terry Scherz, Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance. "This is the second consecutive year ABX Air has earned the Diamond Award."

To meet the Diamond Award requirements, more than 25 percent of Aircraft Maintenance technicians must participate in the FAA program. ABX Air had over 50 percent of technicians - nearly 700 - earn awards in the program.

"We had 131 employees meet the requirements for the Bronze award, 245 qualified for the Silver award, and 205 were recognized with the Gold award," noted Scherz. "Above those are the Ruby Awards, which 115 Aircraft Maintenance employees earned; and the top award, the Diamond award was earned by one ABX Air employee."

Efrain Arroyo, manager of the Detroit Flight Standards FAA District Office, congratulated the award winners during the presentation. "It is a pleasure to see all the good work you are doing at ABX."

ABX Air is a cargo airline with a fleet of 115 aircraft that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 11 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,000 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air