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April 2018 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

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International Trade Reps from 13 Countries Visit Aventure′s Atlanta Headquarters

International trade reps visit Aventure Aviation

International Trade Representatives visit Aventure Aviation at their Atlanta HQ.

Aventure Aviation hosted a group of 42 international trade representatives and local offcials at their Atlanta headquarters on March 22. Guests learned about Aventure′s international business experiences and challenges, followed by a facility tour.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) delegation was led by Mary Waters, Deputy Commissioner, who was accompanied by international trade representatives from China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Israel, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Local community leaders included Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Fayette Chamber of Commerce President Carlotta Ungaro, and President and CEO of Fayette County Development Authority Joan Young.

Aventure Judges 2018 Export Challenge

2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge judges

Aventure Aviation's Talha Faruqi (far right) with his fellow Metro Export Challenge judges.

Aventure Aviation was a panel judge of the 2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a JPMorgan Chase and UPS-powered grant program created to support the exporting programs of metro Atlanta companies. The final round of judging took place on March 28.

Talha Faruqi, Aventure′s VP of Operations, represented Aventure to help determine the winner in this "Shark Tank"-style pitch competition.

"As the 2017 winner of the Metro Export Challenge, I can appreciate the difficulty of standing in front of a host of people, with $20,000 on the line and only minutes to pitch the vision for your company," stated Mr. Faruqi. "The tenacity of all the competitors to make their case was a reflection on how Metro Atlanta ranks among the top US metros for export," he added.

Aventure Active at SOAR Conference

Aventure Aviation at the SOAR conference

(L-R) Aventure team members Lyly Cao and Rachel Ibarra at the SOAR Conference.

Aventure Aviation participated in the 2018 Supplier Opportunities and Resources (SOAR) Conference for Aerospace and Defense on March 7 at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center in Macon, Georgia.

The conference is a collaboration between the Center of Innovation for Aerospace and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, designed to connect participants with the best resources to grow their business.

Aventure representatives Lyly Cao and Rachel Ibarra participated in "Fast Pitch" sessions and networked with suppliers. Aventure also served on a "Company Perspective" panel and discussed how they have grown and expanded into new international markets.

Aventure on Panel at MRO Africa Conference

Amyr Qureshi of Aventure Aviation at MRO Africa

Aventure Senior VP Amyr Qureshi (front row, far right), joins other delegates at MRO Africa.

Senior Vice President Amyr Qureshi represented Aventure at the MRO Africa Conference & Exhibition on March 1820 in Cairo, Egypt. The event was organized by African Aviation Services Ltd. and hosted by Egypt Air.

Mr. Qureshi served on an African airlines technical directors panel, where he highlighted issues and challenges faced by the African carriers in maintaining their fleet reliability.

GLOBE Award Presented to Aventure

Aventure was a recipient of the Georgia Launching Opportunities by Exporting (GLOBE) award on March 20 at the Atlanta History Center. The annual award recognizes companies exporting into new countries during the previous year.

Aventure′s Director of Sales Hamzah Faruqi received the award from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who cited Aventure′s international exports to a packed room of exporters, business and community members. Aventure has received every year since 2013.

"It was an honor meeting the Governor and being part of such a great event. We aim to continue exporting to new markets and make the list again next year," said Mr. Faruqi.

More info and all GLOBE Award Winners

Aviation Students Win Aventure Scholarships

For 2018, Aventure Aviation continued its tradition of awarding three scholarships to students pursuing their education in an aircraft maintenance technician program in a USA school meeting FAA standards. Scholarships were awarded through the Northrop Rice Foundation (NRF), a non-profit educational organization based out of Houston, Texas.

The first scholarship, reserved for an international student on an F-1 student visa, was awarded to Immanuel Bankole, a student at Embry-Riddle University. Katherine Minarik, who attends Perdue University, received the second scholarship. The third recipient is Joseph Rudnick, a student at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Duluth, Georgia.

Recipients were announced at the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) Annual Conference held March 1720 in Washington, DC.

NRF membership, scholarship and donation info >

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upcoming events

Dublin Aviation Summit
May 1416, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

CCMA & MRO Conference
May 2022, 2018 | Riviera Maya, Mexico

Airline, Purchasing & Maintenance Conference
May 2931, 2018 | London, UK

this month in aviation history

April 3, 2018 – The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, the world′s largest aircraft, took off from Kiev′s Gostomel airport for its first commercial flight since its recent modernization. Developed for the Soviet space program, the plane first flew in 1988. With six engines and 42 tires, it can transport up to 640 tons.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Quote of the month

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
Amelia Earhart

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Northrop Rice Foundation   Aerotropolis Atlanta

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