ATS CEO Recognized as AFA "Aerospace Executive of the Year"
Aviation Technical Services (ATS) CEO Matt Yerbic has been presented with the Aerospace Futures Alliance's first-ever "Aerospace Executive of the Year" award. Yerbic accepted the honor at the association's 12th Annual Governor's Aerospace Summit held September 7, 2017, in Lynnwood, Washington.
Yerbic, whose more than 30-year career spans his current position at ATS and several executive positions at Alaska Airlines, received the award because of his commitment to AFA as a previous chairman for two consecutive years
Christophe Navarre Joins JetSmarter's Board of Directors
JetSmarter, the world's leading private jet company, announced today the addition of Christophe Navarre to its Board of Directors, to help oversee the company's continued expansion as the world's leading private jet company.
Mr. Navarre held his last position as the head of Hennessy, and subsequently Moët Hennessy for 20 years – he was responsible for building LVMH's reputation as the first luxury wine and spirits company in the world.
AAR To Acquire Two MRO Facilities from Premier Aviation
Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has agreed to acquire two of Premier Aviation's aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities – one at Trois-Rivières Airport in Québec and one at Windsor International Airport in Ontario.
"We are excited to add an experienced workforce and two world-class facilities to our award-winning MRO network, and we look forward to growing our position in, and bringing more flexibility and value to, the Canadian market,"
J.F. Lehman & Company Completes Sale of Doss Aviation
J.F. Lehman & Company ("J.F. Lehman"), a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense and aerospace sectors, announced that its investment affiliate has sold its portfolio company, Doss Aviation ("Doss" or "the Company") to L3 Technologies, Inc. ("L3"). Doss is a leading provider of flight training and airfield support services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves its defense customers at many locations worldwide. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The US Navy Happy to Explore the Technology Front
Naval Aviators in the US are now using advanced software capabilities to enhance landing on a carrier. The plan is to create an opportunity for the navy to design a safer and easier aircraft to fly. Started by Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVN-8) division, this new program looks to bring software technologies to the forefront of the US Naval industry. The software has been planned to be deployed on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy.