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ATAC Honored with 11th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence

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ATAC Honored with 11th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence

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ATAC Honored with 11th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of ExcellenceENCE
ATAC Honored with 11th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of ExcellenceENCE

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT), announced today that it has been awarded the 2023 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training within the company. This award is a testament to our culture of professionalism and the caliber of ATAC’s maintenance team,” said Scott Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Manager. ATAC is recognized for its excellence in aviation technicians and leaders, and it’s a privilege to lead this team.” This award marks the eleventh consecutive year that ATAC has been a recipient of the FAA’s William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence.

Fostering a culture of continual learning and technical excellence is second nature to ATAC’s seasoned corps of maintenance professionals. Highly decorated U.S. military veterans and civilian aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) comprise ATAC’s maintenance team. Working together, the ATAC team enables a robust flight operations tempo across eight permanent locations and multiple deployment sites in the continental U.S., Hawaii and the Western Pacific. ATAC’s entire aircraft maintenance organization consistently achieves 100 percent compliance with initial and recurrent AMT training requirements — which garners individual bronze, silver or gold awards for each member of the team. This level of dedication to safety and continuous learning demonstrates the team’s commitment to warfighter readiness, making ATAC the recognized industry leader in tactical aviation.

ATAC completed a record year of performance for its Navy and Marine Corps customers in 2023. In the past year, our fleet of Type 3 and Type 4 jets were able to produce over 6000 hours of flight training for Navy and Marine Corps commands, on a global scale. Our fleet of F-21 Kfirs, Mirage F1s and Mk-58 Hawker Hunters continue to provide tactical, relevant training for the fleet and the Fleet Marine Force.
Airborne Tactical Advantage Company completed a record year of performance for its Navy and Marine Corps customers in 2023. In the past year, our fleet of Type 3 and Type 4 jets were able to produce over 6000 hours of flight training for Navy and Marine Corps commands, on a global scale. Our fleet of F-21 Kfirs, Mirage F1s and Mk-58 Hawker Hunters continue to provide tactical, relevant training for the fleet and the Fleet Marine Force. (Photo by ATAC)

The ATAC team is honored to receive this award from the FAA for the eleventh year in a row,” said Greg Guilfoyle, Vice President of Maintenance and Logistics. It is a team effort. Every supervisor and every technician at ATAC play key roles in the completion of successful flight operations. All of ATAC’s staff members are committed to excellence while operating from a set of diverse operating locations in support of the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. ATAC is the global leader of tactical airborne training, having pioneered much of what today are contracted air services industry standards. ATAC operates a fleet of over 100 aircraft, achieving over 85,000 flight hours, totaling nearly 30 years of operating experience. ATAC has provided a wide range of contracted air support capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense in locations world-wide, including the Continental United States, Hawaii and the Western Pacific region. ATAC has helped train crews from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and regularly operates out of as many as 25 different air bases per year.

Textron Systems is a world leader in uncrewed air, surface and land products, services and support founded on the combined expertise in our family of brands that includes Textron Systems, Howe & Howe, Lycoming, and ATAC. We harness the unlimited power of teamwork to solve incredible problems across seven specialized domains: air, land, sea, propulsion, weapon systems, electronic systems and test, training & simulation. From product development and manufacturing to training, operations and support, the company integrate and offer ingenious and advanced solutions to support defense, aerospace, and other customer missions. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems.

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