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Government leaders nationwide recognize AMT Day, Delta TechOps

Delta and leaders on the local, state and federal level recognized Aviation Maintenance Technician Day on May 24.

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Photo caption: Delta employees pose with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Lawmakers spanning from the state of Georgia to Washington and even within the U.S. House of Representatives honored Delta's aviation maintenance professionals this week as part of Aviation Maintenance Technician Day.

The training, expertise and work of AMTs ensure the mechanical reliability and support of Delta's entire fleet of aircraft. These skilled workers have a critical role in keeping millions of travelers safe each year and provide high-quality service to more than 150 maintenance, repair and overhaul customers around the world.

To honor AMTs for their work, Delta and leaders across the country recognized the many contributions and vital role AMTs play in the aviation ecosystem on AMT Day.

This week, U.S. Rep. Hillary Scholten of Michigan authored a House resolution recognizing the efforts and importance of AMTs. Atlanta-area U.S. Reps. Nikema Williams and Lucy McBath co-signed the resolution.

"As a Delta flight attendant for 30 years, I know how important AMTs across the nation are in ensuring the maintenance of our country's aircraft, and the safety and security of the millions of people who fly in them daily," said McBath. "I am so proud to recognize the significant role aviation maintenance professionals play in helping our families travel across America."

AMT proclamations were also introduced by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan House of Representatives and the Port of Seattle.

The lawmakers also noted in their AMT Day resolutions the importance of continuing to build and maintain a healthy training pipeline for future AMTs. As part of Delta's commitment to educate future aircraft mechanics, the airline established TechU and has partnerships with more than 50 maintenance training programs across the U.S. to help identify, source and support the next generation of AMTs.

AMT HONORS:

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The U.S. House of Representatives recognized May 24 as "AMT Day" through a resolution sponsored by Rep. Hillary Scholten of Michigan and co-signed by Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia.

STATE OF GEORGIA

Gov. Brian Kemp issued a proclamation declaring May 24 as "AMT Day" in the state.

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Delta AMTs and Lansing Community College students undergoing AMT training through Delta's TechU Program were honored with a proclamation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and a resolution introduced Wednesday by Rep. Kevin Coleman of Westland in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Lansing.

PORT OF SEATTLE

On Tuesday, the Port of Seattle Commission recognized Delta TechOps employees based in Delta's Seattle Hub. 

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