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DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Dor W Brown IV as a Regional Sales Manager.

Mr. Brown will be handling the sales responsibilities for the Eastern United States in addition to Eastern Canada. His duties include working with all of DACs current dealers and customers to grow DACs existing base and product lines.

Mr. Brown is an experienced aviator having served as an F/A-18D Weapons Systems Officer in the United States Marine Corps and as an Advanced Jet Training Flight Instructor with the U.S. Naval Training Command. Most recently, he completed active duty mobilization orders with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve working for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas Austin and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy School of Aviation Safety.

Mr. Brown will be based in Austin.

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AERO PRECISION SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ZODIAC AERO EVACUATION SYSTEMS

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today a new long term agreement with Air Cruisers Company LLC, d/b/a Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems, a Zodiac Aerospace company.

Aero Precision has established relationships with other Zodiac Aerospace Companies. The new agreement will include all military product lines exclusively supporting foreign operators.

Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (formerly known as Air Cruisers) is the only company in the world to offer a comprehensive range of inflatable safety products and is a world leader for civil aviation evacuation slides, slide/rafts, life rafts, life vests and helicopter emergency flotation equipment.

Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems Vice President and General Manager of the Military and Government Products Business Unit Mark Jeffers said, “By appointing Aero Precision as our stocking distributor, this agreement will enable our customers to have direct access to Zodiac Aero Evacuation products either off the shelf or in quicker than standard lead time.”

“We are proud to add Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems products to our international military aftermarket support packages, and pleased to have the ability to exclusively distribute to our customers,” said Aero Precision’s International Business Development Manager Nate Hoffman.

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AERO PRECISION RENEWS TEXSTARS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today an extension of its partnership agreement with Texstars, an AIP Aerospace company.

The agreement extends another three years and provides Aero Precision the ability to market Texstars products and services to its International customers.

“Our new agreement and continued relationship with Texstars brings Aero Precision’s customers a significant increase in availability of high-demand Texstars Transparencies,” said Senior Director of OEM Relations for Aero Precision Patti Ryland.

“Aero Precision exhibits the performance and value of Texstars products worldwide,” said Vice President of Development for Texstars Elmer L’Roy. “We are happy to see the adoption of our products as quickly as we have.”

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AERO PRECISION INDUSTRIES LLC AND SAUDI AEROSPACE COMPANY SIGN JOINT VENTURE

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has signed a joint venture agreement with Integrated Logistics Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aerospace Company (SAC) to logistically support the Saudi Arabian Military and Civil aviation industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The joint venture will operate under the name Aero Precision Industries Saudi Arabia and will have headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in a state-of-the-art facility which is currently being constructed in North Riyadh, parallel to the prominent King Abdullah Financial District. The joint venture will provide logistics and component repair services, upgrades and modification across all platforms combining the resources and expertise of Aero Precision Industries LLC and Saudi Aerospace Company.

“Establishing Aero Precision Industries Saudi Arabia LLC, will strategically enhance what SAC has been promoting through its logistics arms,” said SAC President and CEO Mohamad Alharthy. “SAC is committed to being an industry leader in logistics with our MRO facilities and technical education academy and with the addition of the joint venture.”

“Aero Precision is very excited about its joint venture with a partner as strong as SAC in Kingdom,” said Aero Precision President Frank Cowle. “’Aero Precision Industries Saudi Arabia’ gives us a footprint to launch campaigns for OEM’s products and expand into Service and Logistical Support in the Middle East.”

Cowle also added, “This partnership is an ideal fit to offer world class service in Kingdom to the Royal Saudi Armed Forces and local industry, as well as the region. Aero Precision looks forward to representing OEMs and supporting the defense industry through this joint venture.”

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AERO PRECISION SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH CHAMPION AEROSPACE

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Champion Aerospace.

Aero Precision has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Champion’s parent company, TransDigm Group Incorporated. The agreement with Champion Aerospace includes military product lines exclusively supporting foreign operators with ignition components and spark plugs.

Champion Aerospace designs and manufactures a broad range of turbine engine igniters, exciters and leads; piston engine spark plugs, magnetos, oil filters and ignition harnesses. It also provides power supplies to the aviation industry in standard and custom configurations.

“By appointing Aero Precision as our stocking distributor, international operators of military aircraft are assured that Champion Aerospace products will be available from stock or at a reduced lead time,” said Champion Aerospace President Jason Marlin. “Aero Precision’s international focus and presence will bring great support and value to Champion Aerospace military and defense customers abroad.”

“We are proud to add Champion Aerospace products to our international military aftermarket support packages and to distribute Champion products exclusively to our customers,” said Vice President of Aero Precision Ertugrul Turhal.

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GREENWICH AEROGROUP NAMES NEW LEADER OF PROFESSIONAL AVIATION ASSOCIATES

Greenwich AeroGroup has named James Walker as Vice President and General Manager of Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company based in Atlanta, Ga., adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“James is an entrepreneurial-minded operations leader that knows the demands and intricacies of serving the aviation community,” said Greenwich AeroGroup Senior Vice President of Component Repair and Overhaul and Parts Distribution Dave Miller. “His background of growth strategy and execution are a perfect fit to lead the customer service, operational and expansion initiatives of Professional Aviation Associates.”

Mr. Walker kicked off his aviation career by serving as a First Lieutenant, Air Traffic Control Officer in the United States Marine Corps and in the course of the last 29 years held various leadership positions within United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and AlliedSignal Aerospace. Most recently, Mr. Walker held the position of president and founder of Worthington Aviation, a global aviation parts distribution company supporting commercial, regional and corporate aircraft.

In addition to his military service, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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WESTERN AIRCRAFT ADDS TO AVIONICS AND TURBOPROP SUPPORT TEAM

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Derek Freeman as its Avionics Sales Manager.

Mr. Freeman will be responsible for the quoting and selling of MRO avionics services to existing and new customers. In addition to his sales duties, he will also serve as Western Aircraft’s avionics engineer.

With more than 30 years in aviation, Mr. Freeman most recently served as a Senior Avionics Engineer for Kelowna Flightcraft and prior to that as Facility Manager for Triumph Instruments in Burbank. He holds a degree from Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe and possesses numerous aircraft avionics and electrical certificates and licenses.

Western Aircraft has also added Jay Reeder as its Turbo Prop Sales Account Manager.

Mr. Reeder will be responsible for the quoting and selling of MRO services to existing and new customers by providing quotes and other MRO related service information. Additionally, he will serve as a point of contact for turboprop customer questions and quote inquiries.

Mr. Reeder most recently served as the Material Operations Coordinator for EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions and prior to that Vice President of Reeder Flying Service. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Utah State University and is a licensed single engine aircraft pilot.

 

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DMA-AERO AND DAC INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCE A NEW REVOLUTIONARY MULTI-PORT RVSM AIR DATA TEST SET

DMA-Aero recently announced the release of its new RVSM compliant MPS49 Air Data Test Set which is applicable for all types of civil and extended range, fixed or rotary wing aircraft.

The MPS49 has three independent channels for Altitude, Airspeed and Angle of Attack and is RVSM compliant with a recommended calibration cycle of up to 18 months, thus
reducing maintenance costs. Calibration is performed via the instrument’s keypad or touch
screen and is fast and simple since no mechanical adjustments are required. And while DMA has produced three-channel angle of attack test sets for more than 15 years this Air Data Set is different.

“The MPS49 is not only compact like its predecessors but it offers something unique,” said President of DMA-Aero Robert Knowles. “This product features an exclusive isolation function for multiple PS, PT and AoA ports with automatic line switching to generate independent calibration and leak testing for each ‘Smart’ probe.”

Additional features include a 5000 hr. warranty on the internal pump, USB port, Encoding Altimeter option, and wireless, Bluetooth and GPIB interfaces all covered by a standard two- year warranty.

DAC International is DMA’s United States distributor for its Air Data Test Sets.

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DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Bradley Sutphin as a Regional Sales Manager.

Mr. Sutphin will be handling the sales responsibilities for the Midwestern United States. His duties include working with all of DACs current dealers and customers to grow DACs existing base and product lines.

Mr. Sutphin has held several positions within the aviation industry. Most recently, he was the Category Manager with Aerospace Products International and also served for several years as Director of Sales for Avionics International Supply, Inc.

He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from Westwood College of Aviation Technology and is a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician.

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WESTERN AIRCRAFT NAMED CESSNA AUTHORIZED FACILITY

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been named a Cessna Citation Authorized Independent NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) Facility.

“This certification allows us to perform NDT inspections and testing on all models of Cessna Citation aircraft,” said Western Aircraft’s Director of Aircraft Services Tracy Kalbfleisch. “And we have a mobile inspection team that can be dispatched anywhere a Citation owner/operator requires this service.”

Western Aircraft has the ability to complete testing using Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, Bond Testing and Liquid Penetrant methods. The NDT testing can be performed in Western’s lab, on-wing or in the field.

Western Aircraft is the only full-service repair station in the Northwest United States that holds the Cessna Citation Independent NDI Facility Authorization.

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