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Gasser Elected to Battelle’s Board of Directors

Battelle has elected Michael Gasser of Greif, Inc. to join their board of directors. During the past 17 years, Gasser has built the Delaware,

Ohio-based Greif into a multi-national company with operations in more than 50 countries, 16,000 employees, and with sales of $3.5 billion. Under his guidance, Greif has become a market leader in the industrial shipping container business.

JDA Announces Cynthia Schultz to Run Airport Line of Business JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) announced that Cynthia Schultz has joined JDA as vice president, airports to lead the airport line of business focusing on airport safety management systems, services, and programs that will improve airport safety and efficiency. Schultz served as airport director of the Great Falls International Airport where she was responsible for managing all airport operations, maintenance, administration, and security and support services. She also worked for Buttrey Food and Drug as the Director of Construction and Maintenance and the Boeing Company as a senior engineer. Schultz holds a PE license and is an AAAE accredited airport executive (AAE).

ARSA’s MacLeod Wins “Nuts and Bolts” ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod was awarded the 2011 Air Transport Association (ATA) “Nuts and Bolts” Award. Presented by the ATA Engineering, Maintenance,

and Materiel Council, at the MRO Americas Conference on April 12, MacLeod was recognized in the industry category for her long career supporting the civil aviation maintenance and repair industry. “This award is for all of ARSA, its staff and members, and all the hard work done by the aviation industry,” MacLeod said. As ARSA’s executive director, MacLeod played a principal role in the association’s 1984 founding. MacLeod is assistant chair of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for Air Carrier and General Aviation Maintenance, a post she has held since 1996. She chaired the ARAC in 1995-1996 and was its vice-chair in 1994-1995. MacLeod is the first woman to earn the prestigious award.

Northrop Grumman and USO Send Care Packages to Troops

Employee volunteers from Northrop Grumman teamed with the United Services Organization (USO) to provide 10,000 personal care packages for U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations. In May, more than 200 Southern California company employees churned out care packages containing personal items such as sunscreen, packaged body wipes, granola snacks, playing cards, prepaid phone cards, disposable razors and chewing gum. “As they do every year, Northrop Grumman employees have shown their commitment to U.S. troops with their eagerness to volunteer for the USO and its Operation Care Package program,” said Duke Dufresne, sector vice president and general manager of the Strike and Surveillance Systems Division of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector. Northrop Grumman employees nationwide have assembled hundreds of thousands of packages since the program began in 2003. The USO created the Operation Care Package program to help boost morale of American troops by showing them they have not been forgotten. During the recent event, Northrop Grumman also presented the USO with a check totaling $40,000 from employee fundraising activities to support the Bob Hope USO facility at Los Angeles International Airport.

Willis Lease Finance and Mitsui Form JV for Engine Leasing

Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced a joint venture agreement with Mitsui to acquire and lease IAE V2500-A5 and General Electric CF34-10E jet engines. IAE V2500 engines are used on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft and CF34-10E engines are used on the Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft. Willis Lease and Mitsui will each own 50 percent of the new joint venture. The new company, named Willis Mitsui & Co Engine Support Ltd., will be an Irish corporation with offices in Dublin. Initially the joint venture plans to acquire approximately $150 million in assets. Willis Lease will provide the initial lease portfolio by selling seven V2500 engines to the joint venture by the third quarter of 2011.

Jet Aviation Dubai Hits Record with Embraer Legacy Base Mx Work

A substantial increase in base maintenance Certificates of Return to Service (CRS) issued for Embraer Legacy aircraft has been achieved according to Jet Aviation Dubai. The company says it has issued markedly more Embraer Legacy CRSs to date this year than last. Jet Aviation Dubai is also performing the first two L4 Inspections on GCAA registered Embraer Legacy aircraft in the Middle East, the first of which began in May. The Embraer team in Dubai employs a shift roster in order to provide 24/7 maintenance and AOG support per customer operational requirements and has an excellent track record for timely delivery.

12 Aviation Maintenance | | June / July 2011

Cessna Skycatcher is Coming to the UK

Patriot Aviation, an Authorized Sales Team Representative for Cessna announces that in August this year they will have the first European Cessna Skycatcher available in the UK for viewing and demonstration flights. The long anticipated Skycatcher is the latest in the single engine Cessna family offering unprecedented affordability while maintaining a high standard of build quality. Steve Mckenna, sales manager at Patriot Aviation said, “The arrival of the first Skycatcher in Europe allows Patriot, as a Cessna Representative, to offer our new and existing customers a cost effective high quality aircraft for training and personal use. In today’s market we believe the Cessna Skycatcher is the right aircraft and comes at the right time to take a real positive step forward in General Aviation.” Patriot will be holding an open house event at Coventry Airport on the 13th of August to introduce the Skycatcher as well as carrying out demonstration flights throughout the UK. Due to high demand, demonstration flights will be by appointment only.

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