Two Repair Technicians Each Have Completed 50 Years Of Aviation
The FAA has presented Hamilton Sundstrand employees James
Shepley and Edward Moore with the Charles E. Taylor "Master
Mechanic" Award for 50 years of aviation service with the
James Shepley, 80, and Edward Moore, 74, both repair technicians
in Hamilton Sundstrand's Customer Service organization, began
working at Hamilton Sundstrand in 1957 and 1961 respectively. More
than 50 years later, on Dec. 13, Shepley and Moore were recognized
at an award ceremony attended by their colleagues at Hamilton
Sundstrand's Worldwide Repair facility in Windsor Locks, Conn.
"We could not have done this without everyone out in the shop,"
Moore said. "This is not something we earned alone." Both employees
are described by their colleagues in the Hamilton Sundstrand repair
shop as dedicated family men with great work ethics and a
commitment to quality.
Matt McSherry, the award recipients' supervisor, spoke about the
contributions that Shepley and Moore have made to Hamilton
Sundstrand over the years as well as their experience in aviation
repair. "You don't reach 50 years of service if you don't love what
you do for a living," McSherry said.
"It's professionals like you that make us feel safe putting our
children and grandchildren on a plane," said Beth Babb, FAA flight
standards district office manager, who presented the awards to
Shepley and Moore. Babb stressed the importance of repair
technicians and inspectors when it comes to aircraft safety.
The Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award is the most
prestigious award the FAA issues to persons certificated under
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65. The
award is named after Charles Taylor, the first aircraft mechanic,
to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill
and aviation expertise for at least 50 years in the aircraft
maintenance profession as "master mechanics." Recipients
receive a plaque signed by the FAA administrator and lapel pin and
have their name, city and state added to a published "Roll of
Honor" on the FAA Safety web site.