Sierra Nevada Corporation’s ISR Business Area Earns FAA "Diamond Award" for a Third Time

Sparks, Nev., June 16, 2014 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business area for its commitment to knowledge, professionalism and safety with the “Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Diamond Award of Excellence,” for a third time. Duane Perry, production aviation training manager for SNC, accepted the award on behalf of the ISR team on May 6, 2014 at the company’s facility in Centennial, Colorado.

The FAA’s Diamond Award is the highest honor an aviation-related company can receive for its maintenance technician training programs. All 65 of SNC’s eligible ISR employees earned 100 percent of their individual aviation maintenance training hours during 2013 to qualify for the prestigious award. The company initiated the program in January 2013, and if just one participant missed their training requirements by just one hour, ISR would not have been eligible for the award.

"Thanks go to our employees for their active participation in SNC's Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification/training program. The ISR team demonstrated diligence in sharpening their technical skills in the quality products we deliver to our customers. SNC leadership is grateful for their contributions," said Gary Morgan, vice president of operations for SNC’s ISR business area.

The FAA launched the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards in 1991 to provide incentives for maintenance technicians to participate in ongoing training programs on their own or through their employer. Individuals and companies compete for five award levels with the Diamond Award requiring 100 percent of a company’s eligible employees earning their individual AMT awards during the calendar year.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is one of America's fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC has a workforce of over 3,000 personnel in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC's six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC's dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen's leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth also on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit and follow us at