Arthur began his aviation maintenance career with American Airlines legacy carrier Allegheny Airlines on May 21, 1962, as employee No. 3263. He has worked at just three airports: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Over 58 years, he has an impeccable safety record. Artie was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the FAA. Read more here.
Bob was involved in aviation from a young age, and has his pilot’s license before his drivers license! After college, he joined the U.S. Navy and eventually retired as a captain in 2002. After the military he worked for many years for multiple business aviation maintenance companies, eventually leaving that to pursue a teaching career. He has taught aviation safety courses all around the world and was an instructor in the University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety and Security Program. Along with receiving many other national awards, Bob was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the FAA in 2019. Read more here.
The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers' mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.