AA's AFW C.E.T Bust Donation



On August 9, 2007 at American Airlines' AFW Maintenance & Engineering Base the AMTA was proud to unveil and donate another bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor. This bust was purchased with funds made by the TWU ATD. The AMTs at this overhaul facility are the epitome of what an AMT is. Having this bust at AFW is indicative of how American Airlines believes in the product these skilled men and women provide.

On hand to help accept this bust were Blair Gregg, GM of the AFW M&E Base, Bob Redding, Sr. VP of Technical Operations - HDQ, John Conley, Int. Rep. and AA System Coordinator - TWU, and Pete Sirucek, Managing Director of Aircraft Operations - AFW.

The AMTA wishes to thank Craig Rohr and Lalena Zappia, AFW Communications Coordinators for their patience and professionalism in managing the AFW event. Thanks also go out to American Airlines for accepting this bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor, which was created by the talented artist Virginia Hess, which recognizes aviation's original "Unsung Hero" as well as her skilled AMT work force. Thanks to the TWU ATD for making the event a reality by making a donation for the purchase of the bust. But most of all, thanks to ALL the AMTs and and support personnel at AFW for making the unveiling a huge success!


AMTA Director speaking on today's skilled AMTs.

Blair Gregg welcoming everyone to the unveiling.

TWU Int. Rep. John Conley, AMTA Director Kenneth MacTiernan, Managing Director of A/c Operations AFW Pete Sirucek.

Pete Sirucek makes the opening introductions.

Bob Reding talks about AA AMTs being world class professionals.

John Conley gives his perspective on what award means for TWU.

Unveiling the bust.

Pete Sirucek making final closing comments.