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Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Presents Silver Airways' Andrew Nicholson with Prestigious 2018 Scholarship Award


The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) recently
presented Silver Airways' Andrew Nicholson with the prestigious American
Airlines Black Airline Scholarship Award during OBAP's annual gala and
awards ceremony, which took place August 17, 2018, in Houston, Texas.
Nicholson was selected and recognized for his well-balanced aviation
acumen and leadership ability.

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Silver Airways' Safety Specialist Andrew Nicholson (left) receives OBAP scholarship award; pictured  ...

Silver Airways' Safety Specialist Andrew Nicholson (left) receives OBAP scholarship award; pictured with Silver Airways Director of Inflight San Ireland (right). (Photo: Business Wire)

OBAP is dedicated to supporting increased interest and placement in
aviation and aerospace careers and awards scholarships to offset the
costs for aviation-related programs and to further train aspiring
aviation professionals.

Nicholson is planning to apply his scholarship to further his pursuit of
his pilot instrument rating and license. In addition, he seeks to become
a specialist in the advancement of air travel options throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean, and aspires to enhance the infrastructure of
aviation within the region. His ultimate goal is to eventually play a
key role in aircraft marketing, sales and business development
throughout the world.

"We are proud of and congratulate Dru on receiving this well-deserved
and hard-earned scholarship, which is a true testament to his continuous
drive to positively advance not only Silver Airways, but the industry as
a whole," said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum.

"I am truly humbled and honored for all the guidance and support I have
received in being part of such a great airline," said Andrew Nicholson,
Silver Airways Safety Specialist. "Our company concept and theatre of
operation are poised for much success. We have a great company and a
great team. I look forward to continuing my contribution to the growth
and development of Silver Airways and one day serving as a flight crew

Nicholson joined Silver Airways in 2015 as a technical writer and today
serves as a safety specialist for the airline. He earned his Bachelor of
Science in Airline Management and a Master of Science in Aeronautics
from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He founded and was president
of the Student National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), now the
National Business Aviation Association Official Student Group, and
earned three scholarships from the NBAA and WCA in recognition of this
effort. Nicholson went on to serve as a marketing specialist at Jet
Aviation, a sales executive at Fly UJET, and a technical writer at
Spirit Airlines before joining Silver Airways.

About Silver Airways

operates the most routes within Florida and between Florida
and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa,
and also this year acquired Seaborne Airlines with flights in Puerto
Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Silver is a codeshare
partner with United, JetBlue and Avianca, and has interline agreements
with American, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways,
Bahamasair, Hahn Air and Azul. Silver operates a fleet of
highly-reliable Saab 340 aircraft, and starting in 2018, Silver is
renewing and expanding its fleet with up to 50 new eco-friendly
ATR-600s. Silver is honored to be the North American launch customer for
the all new, redesigned ATR-600 offering best-in-class quiet cabins,
premium leather seats with more legroom, and spacious overhead bins that
accommodate full-size, carry-on roller bags. Silver is owned by
affiliates of Philadelphia-based investment firm Versa Capital
Management, LLC. To learn more about the refined passenger experience
coming soon to Silver, visit

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