2017 Available School Equipment and Financial Awards

Equipment and financial awards will be awarded in 2017 by three very generous aviation-related firms. The available equipment and financial awards are described below through a process administered by the Northrop Rice Foundation, and the award recipients are selected by the NRF Board of Directors. The application process requirements are at School Application Process.

NIDA CORPORATION Training Equipment Award

Nida Corporation annually donates Aviation Maintenance Training System that is awarded to a FAA-certificated Part 147 School. The training system includes a Model 130E Trainer, a Model 1438G Fundamentals of Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, a Model 1438P Aircraft Electrical Program with experiment card set, and a Basic ten (10) Student Software License that includes a Learning Management System and Student Monitoring System. The award includes a one-year software support warranty and a 5-year hardware warranty. The value of this award is $12,280.

UNITED AIRLINES AMT School Assistance Award

United Airlines is donating fifteen-hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Northrop Rice Foundation. The contribution will be used to fund the United Airlines AMT School Assistance Award. This financial award may be used by the FAR Part 147 school for any purpose the supports or promotes the school’s ability to improve its AMT training program.


Rotorcraft Enterprises, LLC annually donates one Start Pac Model 53025/24 Portable Power Supply to a FAA-certificated Part 147 AMT School each year. The Start Pac is designed to power up 24 Volt aircraft systems. The voltage output is set to 28.5 Volts to simulate the same voltage as when the aircraft is running under power. The unit operates on 110/220 Volt AC inputs providing a maximum amperage output of 25 amps which is adequate for most light aircraft. If overloaded, the 53025/24 will trip off and reset itself after a short period of time. The value of the Model 53025/24 power supply is $550.