Airlines for America Congratulates 2022 Nuts and Bolts Award Winners

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Airlines for America (A4A), the trade organization for America’s major airlines, announced the 56and Annual A4A Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council (EMMC) Nuts and Bolts Award to Retired Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations and MRO Services Group Michael Moore and Retired Airlines for America Vice President of Operations and Security Paul McGraw.

The Nuts and Bolts award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and achievement in engineering or maintenance within the commercial aviation industry.

The awards were presented today at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas trade show in dallas.

Michael Moore

mike moore served nearly 10 years at Delta TechOps, leading the charge to record levels of operational reliability while combining two merged maintenance organizations, Delta and Northwest. His leadership was instrumental in increasing the MRO insourcing strategy at Delta TechOps, the largest North American MRO. Earlier in his 28-year career, Mike led other companies within the Highland Group consultancy, Team SAI (SVP, 2008-2011), Standard Aero (SVP Completions, 2006-2009), TIMCO Aviation Services (VP, 2002-2006) and Nord-Ouest (Director of Operations, 1997-2002).

In the community, Mike has led several charitable initiatives. He is a member of the Georgia Board member of the American Cancer Society and Chairman of the Atlanta Hope Ball Ambassadors Council since 2018. He led Delta TechOps’ efforts to support Marine Toys for Tots’ annual holiday roundup. His heart is truly as big as his career accomplishments.

Paul McGraw

During Paul’s 45-year career, he has spearheaded significant improvements in aviation safety, maintenance and engineering, leading airlines through collaborative efforts between the government and industry, and the implementation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and policies. It has gained industry support for the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) and voluntary reporting programs such as the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Airline Assurance Program. Flight Operations Quality (FOQA). Each of these programs has contributed immeasurably to the country’s impressive commercial aviation safety record. Likewise, it has actively engaged with the aviation community through operations, maintenance and engineering, aircraft certification improvements through regulations, policies and collaborative industry engagement. Paul is known for his leadership, candor, honesty and commitment to working alongside industry and government officials with diverse interests.

Captain Houston Mills of UPS Airlines writes, “As a commercial aircraft operator, I was impressed with his encyclopedic knowledge of the many technological advancements and contributions to the engineering and maintenance fields of the airline industry.


Members of Airlines for America (A4A) are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.

A4A represents the interests of major US airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, government, Congress, labor unions and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and maritime public.

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