Awards & Accolades


Republic receives Safety Management System (SMS) validation from FAA

September 29, 2017 – Republic is the 15th airline (out of 108) to meet this regulatory milestone after a 6-year planning process, including Delta, UPS and a handful of our competitive peers.

Republic wins United Quickturn Superheroes Award at O’Hare

June 6, 2017 – United Airlines names Republic the first winner of the Quickturn Superheroes Award, a monthly traveling trophy recognizing the best performing express carrier at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for Minimum Standard Turn (MST).

Republic Maintenance Receives 20th AMT Diamond of Excellence Award

April 7, 2017 – Republic once again has earned the FAA’s prestigious AMT Diamond Award of Excellence which marks the 20th time the Airline has achieved this accolade.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce Honors Republic with Rising Star Safety Award

March 13, 2017 – Republic Airline has been honored by the State of Indiana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as one of nine Indiana companies to proactively reduce and eliminate worker exposure to occupational safety and health hazards in 2016, the first airline in the state to win the award.


Republic Maintenance Earns AMT Diamond Award

March 4, 2015 – Of the 622 airlines or repair stations eligible for the 2014 awards program, Republic was one of only 173 to earn the Diamond Award of Excellence for safety training by all three airline certificates.


PA Governor Tom Corbett Recognizes Republic’s 40 Years of Service and Presence in Pittsburgh

August 1, 2014 – As Republic Airways celebrates four decades of operation, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issues a proclamation recognizing Republic’s 40 years of service and the Company’s importance to the city of Pittsburgh and state of Pennsylvania.


Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford is recognized as Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Midwest region

June 10, 2010 – The Ernst & Young program awards those who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Republic Airways receives the Deal of the Year award by the Indiana chapter of the Association for Corporate Grow

April 22, 2010 – The award recognizes Republic for its innovative acquisitions of Frontier and Midwest Airlines and their impact on Indiana and the industry.


The Indianapolis Business Journal names Hal Cooper CFO of the year in its Public Company category

December 1, 2009 – In presenting the award, the IBJ notes that Hal has “helped Republic not just to survive some of the airline industry’s most turbulent years, but thrive.”

Republic Airways presented with the Airline Business’ prestigious Airline Strategy Award

July 12, 2009 – The award is in recognition of its “first mover status through bold strategy shifts, ensuring its longevity in an ever unpredictable business climate.”