28 May 2014
In honor of National Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day observed May 24 United is paying tribute to the contributions and hard work of its most senior mechanics who have earned the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Upon completion of 50 years of service in aviation maintenance, with at least 30 years as a certified FAA technician, a mechanic qualifies for this industry honor presented by the FAA. Since the award´s inception in 1998, more than 30 of United´s technicians have received the award.
To celebrate these master mechanics, United will install a statue of Charles Taylor at the airline´s Chicago O´Hare hub and engrave the bust with the names of each award recipient.
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