Thanks to prize sponsor PPG Aerospace, each year the overall winner of the AMC receives free entry to next year’s event. In 2016, that award was bestowed on Alaska Airlines. In keeping with recent tradition, team Alaska Airlines made a trip to Logan, Utah to donate their winnings to team Utah State University.
Managing Director Line Maintenance Paul Taylor explained that the contribution is in furtherance of Alaska Airlines’ commitment to giving back: “This competition is about the future of aviation; today’s students are tomorrow’s trained and skilled technicians. We are happy to help make such a great experience available to a group of future professionals, those that will soon be committed to the safety and professionalism of the craft.”
Thanks to Alaska Airlines for paying it forward. Interested in sponsoring a student team in 2018? Let us know!