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A DREAM BECOMES A GOAL WHEN ACTION IS TAKEN TOWARD ITS ACHIEVEMENT.

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This summer has been another busy travel season for people both in and out of the aerospace industry. We’ve had an especially busy summer as well here at The 145, working on a new Big Data repair system as well as fine tuning our repair product on the GoDirect Trade.com platform. Just like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, travel is a big part of the summer season and we’re grateful to be a part of the industry that keeps the world moving. In this issue of The 145 we’ll take a look at the events surrounding the moon landing 50 years ago as well as an in-depth look at a few of our 2019 Top Shop winners. We’ve also got an article regarding Meggitt and some exciting news on their part, as well as the SFAMC’s charity golf tournament.

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It’s unusual for an MRO shop to have a legacy that precedes the

The company continues to lead the industry, continuously

moon landings, but it’s even rarer to find one that participated in it.

improving levels of product performance, efficiency and service. If

For over 160 years Meggitt has been powering flight, even before

one were to focus just on the Miami facility, you would see the

aviation as we know it had really taken off.

heritage and current technology of products such as avionics, valves, fire protection, heat exchangers and control systems that are all

Meggitt can trace its origins back to 1850, when two London-based

maintained and repaired by Meggitt Miami Services & Support.

Italian immigrants, Negretti & Zambra, launched the world’s first altimeter for hot air balloons. The following year they were

Goodyear Tire and Rubber is another famous aviation brand that is

appointed meteorological instrument maker to Queen Victoria.

part of the Meggitt family, Its polymer expertise lives on in our life

From these regal roots Meggitt’s avionics grew, and the seeds were

saving fuel bladder technology. Then there is Bestobell Aviation, its

sown for its global aviation success.

global reputation for life saving fire protection and sealing solutions lives on with the Meggitt brand.

The story doesn’t end there. In 1888 the Dunlop Tyre Company was established, which spawned not only an aviation tire business but

So how did Meggit get to the moon? Its 50 years since the moon

also a pioneering bleed air and control valve business.

landing so we can’t forget to mention yet another Meggitt legacy

By the turn of the century in the early 1900’s, car manufacturing

brand, Whittaker Controls. In 1967 Whittaker produced the largest

was king and engineering specialists were mushrooming to life to

aerospace valve ever manufactured, capable of controlling the flow

serve the growing automotive market. Several of these technologies

of liquid oxygen at up to 35,000 gallons and able to close in 300ths

that served the automobile industry later transferred to aviation.

of a millisecond. This groundbreaking technology enabled the 1969

Although many of the technological advances from that time may

moon landing as the Saturn V successfully carried Apollo 11 into

be forgotten, their memory lives on with Meggitt. Companies such

space on the 16th of July of that momentous year.

as the Lodge Brothers, inventors of the spark plug, is now known as Meggitt, Vibro-Meter, The Stewart Warner Speedometer

The company’s space involvement continues to this day. They have

Corporation was an avionics pioneer, and the Serck Radiator

equipment on the Ariane Rocket, the International Space Station

Company was a true innovator of aircraft thermal solutions. The

and the New Horizons probe. Space is literally miles away from civil

DNA of these, and several others legacy companies, lives on under

aviation, however, the same level of technology, care and expertise

the Meggitt umbrella

goes into every Meggitt component, regardless of the journey it is making or where it sits on the lifecycle curve. Meggitt has recently completed the construction of a new, purpose-built facility, in Miami, Florida. The company is proud to say that their Miami MRO Centre of Excellence is now open for business, and ready to put into practice based on over 160 years of aviation and aerospace experience.

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Building on a Legacy It’s an impressive heritage, and we are the true guardians of all these

Meggitt’s Services & Support team has been steadily building momentum,

technologies. Aftermarket services and support continues to be the

ensuring they provide consistent levels of service and quality worldwide,

cornerstone of Meggitt’s global strategy. Over the past threethree years

increasing parts availability and extending global reach. Stage one of this strat-

we have been looking at ways of making it easier for our customers to do

egy was establishing three regional distribution hubs: Miami, Florida;

business with us. With an increase in passenger numbers and rapid growth

Coventry, UK; and Singapore. The next focus was on building repair capabilities

in evolving markets such as Asia and South America, it’s more important

at these hubs. Singapore was the first purpose-built MRO Center of Excellence,

than ever that we build economies of scale for our customers, creating a

a dedicated repair facility to serve the Asia region. Next on the list was Miami.

single point of contact for all their replacement parts and MRO

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requirements. We’re building a one-stop shop, a supermarket of Meggitt

an increasingly important market for MRO. In July 2017, we purchased Elite

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Today, 18 months of very hard work has

Both civil and defense customers will benefit from

culminated in the grand opening of Meggitt’s

the expansion; the Miami location currently serves

newly expanded Miami MRO facility. Last month

all the major American airlines as well as key OEMs

over 150 employees gathered with customers and

such as Collins Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, GE, Boeing,

federal, state and local government organizations

Airbus and Airbus Helicopters. The site also works

to celebrate the event.

closely with the US armed forces.

It is a momentous occasion for Meggitt and its

This is yet another step on the Services & Support

customers, the facility has more than doubled in

journey towards building a world-class

size to 48,000 square feet with plans to expand by

aftermarket organization, designed to meet our

a further 50% in 2020. The new site includes:

customers’ constantly evolving needs.

service and support capabilities for fire extinguishing systems; safety restraints; oxygen sensor systems; heat transfer systems, mechanical, hydraulic, electronic and avionic system repairs.

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50th Anniversary A P O L L O

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In the early 20th century three scientists, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Hermann Oberth, and Robert Goddard worked independently on rocket propulsion in theory and in practice. Goddard was the first person to send a liquid-fueled rocket into the air, in Auburn, Massachusetts, on March 16, 1926. Following World War II, work on rockets began both in the United States and in the Soviet Union. Both countries kept an eye on the other throughout the years for various reasons, but the actual “Space Race” began on October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union launched its satellite, Sputnik, into Earth’s orbit. The United States worked to keep pace with the Soviet Union, but for years the US seemed one step behind. In 1958 the United States formed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), replacing the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA). In 1961, as the United States was preparing to send a man into space, the world received word on April 12, 1961, that Yuri Gagarin had orbited the Earth and returned home safely. US

It’s hard to believe that mankind first set foot

Throughout human history, mankind has looked

President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress

on the moon 50 years ago. On July 20, 1969, an

up at the moon as a celestial body in space

on May 25, 1961 and gave the following

estimated 600 million households across the

shrouded in mystery and surrounded by

challenge:

world tuned-in as Neil Armstrong descended

mythology. With the birth of the telescope,

the steps of the lunar module, Eagle, welcoming

astronomers first turned their gaze toward the

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to

a new era of space exploration and reaching a

moon, attempting to learn more about our

achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of

milestone that seemed forever destined for the

closest neighbor. Galileo Galilei and Thomas

landing a man on the Moon and returning him

pages of science fiction. With space travel and

Harriot both made drawings of the moon in

safely to the Earth. No single space project in this

air travel so intimately tied together, we wanted

1609.

As telescopes grew increasingly more

period will be more impressive to mankind, or

to take a look at the events that shaped one of

powerful, the surface of the moon came more

more important in the long-range exploration of

the most transcendent events of human history.

and more into focus. Over the next few

space; and none will be so difficult or expensive

centuries, detailed maps were developed and

to accomplish.”

most of the surface features were named.

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On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, with Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Lt. Col Michael Collins on board. Armstrong and Aldrin were slated to walk on the moon, while Collins was to remain in lunar orbit in the command and service module. Aldrin was 39 years old, while Armstrong and Collins were 38. To overcome the Earth’s orbital gravity, NASA required a rocket 100 times more powerful than the Mercury boosters that launched the first American astronaut into orbit in 1961. In order to get the Saturn V rocket into space, enough thrust was required to essentially accelerate a Navy destroyer from 0 to 25,000 miles per hour, while working against gravity. To fuel all that power, the Saturn V was filled to the top with nearly a million gallons of kerosene, liquid Over the next 8 years, the US and Soviet

After 5 years of ups and downs, the US space

oxygen and liquid hydrogen. Had the rocket explod-

Union traded off accomplishments in the Space

program suffered a disaster that claimed the

ed on the launch pad, the force would have been felt

Race, one of which gets overlooked is that on

lives of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Cha-

over 3 miles away.

June 16, 1963 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

fee when a fire broke out while performing a

became the first woman in space and the only

test on the launch pad. As the Apollo program

woman to complete a solo mission to space.

progressed from one mission to the next, the US got increasingly closer to the moon. There were a number of bugs that needed to be worked out, but progress continued.

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After traveling nearly 240,000 miles (386,000 km)

Aldrin joined him on the moon’s surface 19

in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit

minutes later. As a funny side note, Aldrin had

on July 19. The next day, July 20th, at 1:46 p.m.,

to be conscious not to lock the Eagle’s door,

the lunar module Eagle, manned by Armstrong

as there was no exterior door handle and it

and Aldrin, separated from the command

would have been difficult getting back in the

module, where Collins remained. Two hours

lander. Together they took photographs of

later, the Eagle began its descent to the lunar

the terrain, planted a U.S. flag, ran a few

surface. At 4:17 p.m. the craft touched down on

simple scientific tests. They left behind a

the southwestern edge of the Sea of Tranquility,

seismograph for measuring “moonquakes”

but not after some very tense moments.

and a Laser Ranging Retroreflector for

Armstrong immediately radioed to Mission

measuring the precise distance from the Earth

Control in Houston, Texas, and said, “The Eagle

to the Moon.

has landed.” Fellow astronaut Charlie Duke responded, ”Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot.” Later, Buzz Aldrin sent the following broadcast, “This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.” The significance of what was transpiring was starting to settle in.

At 10:39 p.m., five hours ahead of the original schedule,

All in all, Armstrong and Aldrin spent 2 hours

Armstrong opened the hatch of the lunar module.

36 minutes exploring the surface. As each

As commander, he had been given the opportunity to be

task took longer to accomplish than

the first man on the moon. As he made his way down the

expected, the pair was not able to complete

module’s ladder, a television camera attached to the craft

all their planned tasks in the short time they

recorded his progress and beamed the signal back to Earth,

spent on the moon. They did manage to bring

where over 600 million households watched in great

home 47 pounds of moon rocks. They left a

anticipation.

plaque on the surface of the moon that read: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot

At 10:56 p.m., as Armstrong stepped off the ladder on to

on the moon—July 1969 A.D.—We came in

the surface of the moon, he spoke his famous quote, which

peace for all mankind.”

he later contended was slightly garbled by his microphone and meant to be “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”.

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Along the way, there were other people who furthered our collective knowledge, making it possible for a moon landing to happen at all. Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins came home to a hero’s welcome, but they weren’t shy in acknowledging the shoulders they had stood on.

We’ve come a long way in the past 50 years with new discoveries and advances happening at an increasing rate. As one generation progresses into the next, the novelty of the moon landing has worn off and will continue to wear off more and more, but on anniversaries like this one, we can reflect back on the What was the toughest part of the moon

By 1:11 a.m. on July 21, both astronauts were

time when the world held its breath and

exploration? Planting the flag. NASA’s

back in the lunar module and the hatch was

accomplished something never before thought

studies suggested that the lunar soil was soft,

closed. After a short rest, at 1:54 p.m., the

possible

but Armstrong and Aldrin found the surface to

Eagle ascended off the surface and headed

be a thin layer of dust covering hard rock. They

back to rendezvous with Collins in orbit. At

managed to drive the flagpole a few inches into

12:50 p.m. on July 24, 1969, the trio splashed

the ground and film it for broadcast, and then

down in the Pacific Ocean.

took care not to accidentally knock it over.

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2019 Top Shop Winner

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AAR Landing Gear Services We sat down with Scott Ingold, AAR Vice President and General Manager, Landing Gear Services, to find out what makes AAR such a success in this industry. AUG-2019

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First off, What does it mean for you to be a Top Shop winner? —

SCOTT INGOLD

The Top Shop Award is an especially humbling recognition because it comes from our peers and customers. Combined with our recent FAA Diamond Award for AMT training, we are very proud of our team and their unwavering commitment to ensure that we deliver the highest quality standard every day.

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What growth or changes have you seen at AAR in the past year? Have you had any big events occur? —

SCOTT INGOLD

Last year, AAR introduced its newest CEO, John Holmes, who is the third to serve in the role since the company’s founding in 1955. This transition presented a new approach and perspective for the business which has increased the company’s revenue to $2 Billion in fiscal year 2019, up from the previous year, and expanded AAR’s global partnerships and capabilities.

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That’s impressive. What do you see as your company strengths? What sets AAR apart from other companies?

SCOTT INGOLD “Quality first, safety always” are words we live by at AAR. We never take shortcuts or risks. Every product and service we deliver has been carefully reviewed and approved for worldclass quality and airworthiness.

AAR’s global network of facilities and expertise empowers us to deliver our services to customers wherever they do business, and act quickly when needed. This agility and response time is tremendously valuable to our customers who need rapid solutions that keep aircraft flying at their best.

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What does AAR have planned for the next year?

SCOTT INGOLD

Our company’s philosophy is “Doing It Right,” which means doing the

SCOTT INGOLD

right thing, the right way, every time. Our team follows every step in

We are always striving to make our operations more efficient and look

our extensive processes and procedures to ensure our products and

for new and different tools and innovations to augment our growing

services are airworthy.

technology initiatives. We are in the process of setting up HVOF capabilities in order to provide our customers with the most advanced and reliable repairs approved by our OEM partners while maintaining our

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industry-leading turn times.

Once again, thank you for all you do to provide good quality service in the industry. Good luck this next year. —

SCOTT INGOLD

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New Kids on The Block A I R

Newly

P A R T S

founded Air Parts Global is the brainchild of Daniel Fullbrook,

G L O B A L

In June 2019, Air Parts Global signed an extended agreement with

Mark Cleveland and Guy Ballard. The company is an up-and-coming

B&H Worldwide to store and manage their aircraft parts. Dan

parts supplier based in Fleet, Hampshire, UK, that provides “one-stop

Fullbrook, CEO / Cofounder, says: “we chose to use B&H

aftermarket solutions for a wide range of components”. With

Worldwide to warehouse and manage our components due to

warehouse locations in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Air Parts

their many years in the business and the professional service they

Global is well positioned to provide worldwide coverage at a moment’s

offer.”

notice.

MARK CLEVELAND

DANIEL FULLBROOK

GUY BALLARD

Technical Director / Cofounder

CEO / Cofounder

Inventory Specialist

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Although Air Parts Global may be a new company, the people running the business have worked in the industry a long time. Together, Cleveland and Ballard bring over 47 years of experience, working for companies such as Danair, Airinmar, and Reheat. New companies always face challenges in the initial start-up phase, and Air Parts Global is no different. Fullbrook noted, “Our main challenge has just been getting our name out there and making visits to customers. This is one reason we chose 145 Magazine as a vehicle to let the industry know we’re out there are ready to go. ” For customers who can’t wait for a part to be repaired or overhauled, Air Parts Global offers a loans and exchange program with shelf stock ready to ship the same day an order is placed. The company also supports surplus and BER acquisitions as well.

Additionally, Air Parts

Global also offers various tailored contract and consignment agreements to suit customer needs. While considered a new business, the company is the sum of good workers with years of experience. Their employees have an extended knowledge of the repair supply-chain, vendor management, warranty management, value engineering, BER evaluation, OEM vs PMA parts, embodiment loans, contract negotiation and TAT optimization.

Check out Air Parts Global and the work they do on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at www.airparts.global

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2019 TopShops

WINNER B E S T

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R E P A I R

Turbine Aero Over the past 40 years, TurbineAero has worked hard to establish a name

Rob Wilson, CEO noted, “Another company strength is our people.

synonymous with APU repair, which makes it no surprise that they were selected as

We have an excellent plan in place to recruit and train the next

the 2019 Top Shop Award winners for Best APU Repair. As a company, TurbineAero

generation of mechanics and technicians by partnering along with

focuses not only on APU’s but also on all-around vertical solutions such as engine

local universities. We believe in the importance of cross-training

component repairs, parts/trading and LRU’s.

our existing employees to further develop their value and contribution to the company.”

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In the past year, one of TurbineAero’s key

On top of these changes, TurbineAero

acquisitions has been the Repair Product

has achieved 5 new National Aviation

Line in Thailand from the Triumph Group.

Authority Approvals for their shops in

Their key focus has been on better

2018 and 3 more in 2019 so far. Since a

integrating the company into Asian

company is only as good as their

markets while cutting costs in that region.

workers, TurbineAero strives to not

In the past 5 months, their Chandler,

only invest in their facilities and

Arizona facility has seen Operational

equipment, but also in the people

Performance TAT’s improve from 42 to 26

involved by using worker feedback to

days, a 35% reduction.

mold operational changes.

What does being a Top Shop mean to TurbineAero? “The

The Top Shop is an affirmation that customers recognize our

industry-wide recognition of our capabilities and service levels is

comprehensive service offerings and that we have their best

humbling but, more importantly, energizes our organization to

interest in mind when we offer them solutions,” said Donna

continually raise the bar in terms of how we support our

Chase, VP of Sales & Marketing.

customers, employees, and industry partners

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Wilson added, “As any business, we are always striving for ways to measure our progress on customer satisfaction, and, the Top Shop award for Best APU Repair, serves as clear, annual feedback from our customers on how we are doing in comparison to our competitors. It’s great to be at the top, but the annual nature of the award, reminds us, that every day, in every way, the collective efforts of our global team, focused on creating value for our customers, is the key to keeping the award in our trophy case!”

TurbineAero also takes great pride in bettering the community around them, by supporting women in aviation and by hosting an annual Women in Aviation Day, with industry experts speaking to employees and students seeking aviation, aerospace or STEM-related careers. TurbineAero also actively supports military employees and recognizes their military accomplishments and contributions. They have “Veteran Walls of Fame” in their facilities to showcase the employees from various military backgrounds, as well as hosting an annual Veteran’s Day luncheon to honor their military employees. As an example, one story near and dear to their heart as a company involved Mark Anderson, Director of Operations for their Chandler facility. Mark deployed to Iraq on September 11th, 2009. He shared, “During my deployment, I had the opportunity to spend some time with several Iraqi children. They were confined to the base due to their father’s fighting for the new Iraqi forces against al-Qaeda. A group of 25 military members bagged donations of clothing, toys, and best of all soccer balls to deliver to the children. The looks on the children’s faces were priceless. We spent time playing soccer, showed them how some of the toys worked, and took several pictures. It was great to take their minds off the turmoil even if it was for a short time. I remember one little boy, through an interpreter, asked me for pen and paper. He just wanted something to allow him to draw. I gave him a notebook and all of the pens. It really made his day, as well as mine!”

What are TurbineAero’s plans for the next year? “We

TURBINE AERO B E S T A P U

are focusing on several strategies in the coming year: (1) accelerating our advanced repair catalog to give our customers more value and improving their experience; (2) adding to our component repair capabilities through investment in advanced coatings and manufacturing technologies; (3) broadening our LRU repair capabilities to accelerate our already industry leading turn-around times.”

R E PA I R

One thing is certain, which is that TurbineAero seems

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On July 11, 2019, the South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council (SFAMC) teamed up with the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and over 70 other sponsors to host their 5th annual Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament. This year the tournament was hosted at Trump National Doral at the Red Tiger and Golden Palm courses, was attended by over 200 golfers and was blessed with amazing weather throughout. This event celebrates 5 years of tournament and community outreach as their champion Chloe Tuttle celebrates 5 years cancer free! The mission statement of the SFAMC is “to support the aviation maintenance community by supporting, encouraging, educating, and promoting the significant base of maintenance operations in South Florida.” Based on recent studies, statistics show that in the next two decades approximately 648,000 aircraft maintenance technicians, 637,000 commercial aircraft pilots, and 839,000 cabin crew members positions will need to be filled. Within the next ten years, the next-generation retirement rush will take place, so preparing future employees to work in the industry is critical. AUG-2019

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The SFAMC has taken a pro-active approach to start preparing for this occurrence by developing a seven-step campaign that has already begun to take effect and has produced significant results. The tournament not only raised money to combat cancer, but also to drive interest in the aviation industry for children as young as 5th graders, to meet the high demand for professionals. So what sets the SFAMC aside from other nonprofit organizations? Kim Merced, SFAMC President, responded- “We have taken action to ensure that the career choice of Aviation Studies is built into the educational experience of the younger student. Most organizations concentrate on granting scholarships to aviation students. The SFAMC is concentrating on increasing the attraction of Aviation and elevating the number of students that choose Aviation as a career”.

Along with raising awareness, the SFAMC has also increased their scholarship award amounts to $30,000 this year and have established a foundation scholarship at Broward College Aviation Institute. This year’s tournament was a huge success. Along with a great round of golf with friends and colleagues, the event included a silent auction which included: Airline tickets for JetBlue and Delta, Beach Resort Stay in Rincon Puerto Rico at The Beach Pad, tickets to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra and Box Seats, Simon Outlets Personal Shopping Experience, and sports memorabilia including athlete autographs. If you would like more information on how to support the efforts of the SFAMC, or regarding future events, visit https://sfamc.net/.

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