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ATAC Awarded the William O'Brian Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

ATAC Awarded the William O'Brian Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 19 years has been awarded the William Bill O'Brian Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for maintenance excellence for the second year in a row. Mr. Jeff Slaughter the Manager of the Richmond Virginia Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) along with Mr. Michael McAllister presented the prestigious award to ATAC's Director of Maintenance, Mr. Rich Musselman and his team of maintenance professionals. The FAA Safety Award is given to organizations and their Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) mechanics who achieve individual Bronze or Silver Awards in Core Course Safety programs administered by the FAA. With ATAC's entire aircraft maintenance organization achieving the high level of training, it further demonstrates ATAC's commitment to warfighter readiness, and focus on ATAC's vision to be "…the recognized industry leader for tactical aviation training to US and allied militaries worldwide, delivering cost-effective, and continually advancing capabilities".

About Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)
ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, including live military air-to-air, air-to-ship, and air-to-surface training and support services. ATAC comprises the world's leading civilian-provided, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups. For more information visit:

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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, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Artic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: