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MRO MILITARY 2011
April 12-13, 2011
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL

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Aviation Week MRO of the Year Awards Announced

Air New Zealand Technical Operations, Air Works India, Big Ass Fans, and Northrop Grumman Technical Services honored at MRO Americas in Miami


Miami Beach, FL – April 12, 2011 – Aviation Week today awarded its 2011 MRO of the Year Awards for outstanding achievement and innovation in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) to four industry leaders: Air New Zealand Technical Operations, Air Works India, Big Ass Fans, and Northrop Grumman Technical Services. These prestigious annual industry awards, presented by Overhaul & Maintenance, honor the world’s top MRO and aftermarket companies and were presented in conjunction with the Air Transport Association’s (ATA) 44th annual Nuts and Bolts Awards at a ceremony during Aviation Week’s MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“These winners provide exemplary models for business leadership, especially with regard to smart expansion and sustainable energy,” said Ed Hazelwood, editor-in-chief of Aviation Week Events. “They have made significant contributions to military and commercial fleet readiness, have championed new technologies, and are driving efficiency through innovation. Aviation Week is proud to honor their achievements.”

Air New Zealand Technical Operations, winner in the Airline MRO category, has made significant improvements to its bases in Auckland and Christchurch in an effort to boost capacity, attract new business, and boost productivity overall. The Independent MRO winner, Air Works India, has built its worldwide reputation and global network to better serve customers in India and abroad, while also making quality improvements and adding new capabilities. Big Ass Fans, winner in the Supplier category, is providing green energy solutions for MRO facilities with its high-volume, low-speed fans that reduce energy consumption and help companies save money. The MRO Military winner, Northrop Grumman Technical Services Lake Charles Maintenance and Modifications Center, has streamlined tool control for more than 18,500 tools using RFID technology, thus improving productivity and accountability.

Ron Utecht, former Co-CEO of TIMCO Aviation Services, was also honored with the MRO Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ATA Nuts and Bolts Awards, which recognize outstanding service and contributions to the airline industry, went to Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Industry category) and Mark Rodu, Managing Director, Quality Assurance & Technical programs, US Airways (Airline category). The two groups, Aviation Week and ATA, have partnered since 2001 to bring the joint awards ceremony to MRO Americas, facilitating incomparable networking opportunities for participants and aviation industry leaders.

MRO attendees and industry leaders, including past Nuts and Bolts winners (Oliver Martins, American Airlines, 2009; Ron Utecht, TIMCO Aviation Services, 2009; Eric Mendelson, HEICO Aerospace, 2007; Hal Heule, US Airways, 2006; John Goglia, NTSB, 2006; Dennis Manibusan, 2005; John Banbury, Boeing, 2005; Jim Ballough, FAA, 2004; Nick Sabatini, 2003; Robin Wohnsigl, Air Canada, 2003; Jim Davey, Alaska Airlines, 1999), applauded this year’s winners at the afternoon ceremony on April 12. For more information on the awards and winners, including photos, visit AviationWeek.com or read the April 2011 issue of Overhaul & Maintenance.

Golf

Monday, April 11, 2011
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Miami, FL

Registration:10:00 a.m.
Shot-gun Tournament: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: US$ 250 per person (includes lunch and cocktail reception)

Five championship courses stretch out for over 34,000 yards of premier golfing. Try your hand on the Gold course, recently redesigned by PGA Tour legend Raymond Floyd to follow a traditional Florida layout, incorporating gently contoured greens, strategic bunkering and water surrounding 16 holes. Or test your skills on the Red Course. This course is often the site of corporate tournaments due to its promise of a fair test of golf at any level of play. Aviation Week will also offer discounted rates  to play the world famous Blue and White Courses prior to or after the tournament.

Following the golf there will be a cocktail reception along with contest awards and raffle prizes. Handicaps are mandatory for pairings. Separate fee and registration are required. Fee includes greens fees, driving range, putting and box lunch. Rental clubs and shoes are available at the player’s expense. Transportation will not be provided. Contact Brad Fielding at bradfielding@aviationexhibits.com or +1. 877.873.9935for details.

MRO Reception

The Historic Alfred I DuPont Building
Mezzanine Level
169 East Flagler Street
Miami FL 33131


Tuesday April 12, 2011
7:00-9:30p.m.

The Historic Alfred I DuPont Building is Miami’s only Art Deco skyscraper and a representation of Depression Moderne Architecture.  Opened on Christmas Day, 1939, the Building was designed an Historic Landmark in 1992 and became a Dade Heritage Trust Inductee in 1999.  The Venue’s details – bas relief elevator doors, wall-to-wall marble floors, hand painted Cypress wood ceilings features Seminole Indian motifs and local flora and fauna, detailed scroll work and intricately detailed brass gates and grates earned it a spot on numerous “Miami’s Best” lists. A former bank headquarters, it was the first skyscraper constructed in Miami after the completion of the Dade County Courthouse in 1928, signaling the city’s economic recovery from the Great Depression – complete with teller windows and two bank vaults, the interior was restored in 2002. The building was dubbed the “U.S.S. Neversink” during WWII when it served as Fleet Headquarters for the 7th Naval District.

Separate registration is required.

Exhibition Hall Cocktail Receptions

Join us for the cocktails on the exhibition floor!  Reacquaint with colleagues, network, make new business connections and get to know your fellow attendees!
Tuesday   4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

THE MRO Awards

Aviation Week and ATA, have partnered since 2001 to bring the joint awards ceremony to MRO Americas, facilitating incomparable networking opportunities for participants and aviation industry leaders.

Tuesday April 12, 2011

Aviation Week MRO of the Year Awards

Aviation Week will award its 2011 MRO of the Year Awards for outstanding achievement and innovation in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) to four industry leaders. These prestigious annual industry awards, presented by Overhaul & Maintenance, honor the top MRO and aftermarket companies in the world.

Air Transport Association’s (ATA) 43rd annual “Nuts and Bolts” Awards

During this plenary, the Chairman of the ATA Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council (EMMC) will present the 2011 Nuts and Bolts Awards.  Each year since 1967, the Council has bestowed the award on one individual for contributions as an airline employee and one individual from different segment of the industry.  The Council elects awards winners in recognition of exceptional service and contribution in the engineering or maintenance fields of the commercial aviation industry.  Winners of the Nuts and Bolts Awards in previous years will attend the session, and bring the 2011 winners into their fold of distinguished industry leaders. 

 

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