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Intel I news I FAA Issues NPRM for Part 145 Repair Stations


AAR WBS® offers commercial, military and regional aviation customers a complete program of aircraft wheel and brake services including repair, rebuilding and inspection for all major aircraft types. Our high-tech testing and certification process ensures that hairline fractures and other nonvisible stress defects are detected and repaired before they cause damage or affect safety. AAR provides fast turnaround from our modern 10,000 square foot facility, with an extensive inventory of long-lasting, original OEM parts. AAR’s volume-buying capability allows us to offer the highest quality products at competitive prices.


Gandy Joins Dallas Airmotive Tracy Gandy has joined Dallas Airmotive as manager of the company’s


F1RST SUPPORT


operations. Gandy will oversee day-to-day operations of the F1RST


Customer Benefits:


 AAR maintains a complete inventory of OEM parts on-hand for fast turnarounds.


 High-quality work delivered on time means improved safety and more landings for your aircraft.


 Exterior parts are cleaned and painted with durable coatings. Professional priming and painting extends part life by protecting metal parts from debris and wear.


 Backed by AAR’s global presence, our diverse product offering and professional services enable us to meet all your program needs.


Competitive Differentiators:


SUPPORT command center in Grapevine, Texas and field service technicians across the United States. “Tracy’s 30 year aviation background includes a wide range of leadership roles with OEMs, service companies and the U. S. military, on the shop floor and in program management,” commented Dallas Airmotive senior manager of Field Service, Larry Galarza. Gandy, a licensed A&P/IA, has more than three decades of aviation experience working in the military and with airframe and engine OEMs. Prior to joining Dallas Airmotive he was program manager at Consolidated Turbine Service (CTS) in Mesa, Arizona. Gandy will have a group of engine technical managers reporting to him in the Grapevine F1RST SUPPORT center as well as the U.S.-based field service team positioned around the country.


 Experience — AAR is experienced in all aspects of wheel and brake overhaul, rebuild and repairs.


JetFlite Int’l Hires Lehmann as Director of BD


 Quality — AAR maintains a complete inventory of OEM parts on-hand for faster turnaround. Quality OEM parts last longer and are manufactured to meet the highest standards.


Andrew Best to Head Line Maintenance at SR Technics SR Technics, part of the Mubadala Aerospace MRO network, has appointed Andy Best to the new head of Line Maintenance International. At the same time, and in line with its increasing status within the wider business, Line Maintenance International will become an independent business unit. Andy will be reporting directly to André Wall, president, SR Technics, and will continue to be part of SR Technics’ Leadership Team. Best brings experience in operations and line maintenance in particular gained in both MRO and airline industries. He takes over the role from Antoine Gervais, who has become head of Operations Development. “I am very pleased that we could fill this key role with our own internal talent and I wish Andy every success in his new position”, said André Wall, president, SR Technics.


A recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the FAA concerning repair stations was issue on May 21, 2012. The summary of the NPRM states, “This action would amend the regulations for repair stations by revising the system of ratings, the repair station certification requirements, and the regulations on repair stations providing maintenance for air carriers. This action is necessary because many portions of the existing repair station regulations do not reflect current repair station aircraft maintenance and business practices, or advances in aircraft technology. These changes would modernize the regulations to keep pace with current industry standards and practices.” The FAA has tried to make some of these changes in the past, most recently in 2006 but that effort was withdrawn in 2009. The proposal would change part 145 and establish a new rating system for repair stations and would make several changes to the certification process, among other things. It would also make many other adjustments to personnel, inspection, recordkeeping, and housing requirements while attempting to clarify several instances of confusing language


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 Capabilities — AAR performs critical testing and certification on all models in accordance with FAA, EASA and CAAC.


 Value — AAR’s pricing is competitive because of our lean practices and extensive inventory. The highest quality parts and services result in longer lasting and more reliable wheel and brake systems.


JetFlite Int’l (JFI Jets), a leading provider of aircraft management and charter services worldwide, announced that John Lehmann has joined the company as director of Business Development. “JFI Jets was looking for an executive that would bring a unique strategic and creative approach to our team,” said Bill Cripe, JFI Jets CEO. Formerly the president of Network Sports Marketing, LLC, Lehmann’s company specialized in custom corporate sports and employee enhancement events at prestigious sporting events including Wimbledon, the US Open, the Masters, the Super Bowl, the Tour de France, among


in the current rules, says the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). “ARSA notes that there are proposals for permanent housing, satellite repair stations and working for air carriers that will take study to understand their pros and cons. The new rating system and its proposal to establish capability lists must be reviewed thoroughly to ensure the agency avoids past pitfalls and has truly established an easily understandable method for knowing the type of work performed by each repair station,” says Sarah MacLeod, managing director for ARSA.


If the changes are adopted, the new rules would be imposed over a two-year period beginning 60 days after adoption. The rule changes would require all repair stations certificated before the new rules to apply for certification within 24 months of the new rules taking effect.


For technical questions concerning the


proposed rule, contact John Goodwin, FAA, Repair Station Branch (AFS-340), 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 385-6417 or John.J.Goodwin@faa.gov. Make your comments on or before August 20, 2012 at www.regulations.gov.


Mxi Technologies Acquired by Moelis Capital New Board of Directors Announced


Moelis Capital Partners (MCP), the private equity business affiliated with Moelis & Company has acquired Mxi Technologies (Mxi), a maintenance management software solutions provider to commercial airlines, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations and defense operators. The Ottawa, Canada-based company has more than 200 employees and provides software solutions that address the business, operational and technical challenges of maintaining aviation assets throughout their operating lifecycle. The company’s main software platform is called Maintenix, which manages the engineering, planning, execution, materials management and maintenance- related business support and analytic activities of aviation organizations. “We are very impressed with Mxi’s


strong management team, the best-in- class solutions they provide to their clients and strong customer base,” Kurt Larsen, managing partner of Moelis Capital Partners, says. “We are particularly excited about the company’s growth prospects and, with our ability to leverage our network of advisors to help them grow, they are an obvious partner for us.”


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Dave Seibel, chairman and CEO of Mxi, says, “We are excited about the partnership with MCP and believe it will help us continue to grow and meet the needs of customers and prospects alike. There is tremendous opportunity ahead for Mxi and with MCP we believe we have found a partner who is uniquely qualified to support the company in achieving its goals.” Seibel will continue in his roles as chairman and CEO, and all other management team members will remain in their current positions. Mxi shortly thereafter announced the appointment of a new board of directors. As part of the acquisition of the company by MCP, Seibel, president and CEO of Mxi Technologies and chairman of the board, welcomed Kurt Larsen, Greg Share, and Jim Johnston of MCP, who replace the existing board members. This new line-up rounds out the current executive leadership team in support of the company’s plans for market growth and strategic development, Mxi says.


When you need reliable wheel and brake services, nothing endorses that more than the support of the KC-10 fleet of refuelers. AAR WBS is critical to missions around the world as we support military air operations for Overhaul and Repair to the Strategic Air Command.


AAR Wheels & Brakes Services — 9360 N.W. 100th Street — Miami, FL 33178 — USA — Tel: 305.883.1511 — www.aarcorp.com “This is an exciting time for Mxi


Technologies,” says Seibel. “We would like to thank the outgoing board for their valuable contributions and welcome our new board who bring a wealth of business and industry experience to the table.”


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