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July 2018 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

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Meet Aventure Aviation in Orlando at ACPC

Air Carrier′s Purchasing Conference • August 18–21, 2018
JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Florida, USA

Melissa Coleman-Grina Ebrahim Zakaria   Schedue a Meeting

Melissa Coleman-Grina
Senior Director of Sales

Ebrahim Zakaria
Account Manager


American Chinese Leadership Development Program Attended by Aventure

Aventure Aviation – American Chinese Leadership Development Program meeting

The NACA mentoring kick-off session held April 2018.

Aventure Aviation is supporting the North American Chinese Association (NACA) as a mentor for their leadership development program. A corporate member of the Atlanta Regional Chapter, Aventure attended the mentoring kick-off session this past April.

NACA mentors generally consist of middle to senior level managers, executives, or leaders from major corporations and firms in the Atlanta area. They are carefully selected and have diverse backgrounds.

As part of its mission to build the next generation of leaders, NACA launched its formal mentoring program to help young Asian-American professionals acquire greater skills, build lasting social networks, and integrate within mainstream American culture as they launch their professional careers in the United States.

Learn more about NACA >

Future African Leaders of Mandela Fellowship Learn from Aventure Aviation

Aventure Aviation | Group photo of Mandela fellows with Zaheer Faruqi

President of Aventure Aviation Zaheer Faruqi (front, center), with Mandela Fellows.

The president of Aventure Aviation, Zaheer Faruqi, spoke to recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at a "Lunch N Learn" session held July 2 at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Faruqi discussed Aventure’s path to entrepreneurship, its growth, experience on the African continent, and lessons learned.

The Fellows, aged between 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and have had a positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries.

This was the fifth consecutive year the University hosted the fellows. The first four classes represented all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the Fellowship will provide up to 700 outstanding young leaders with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution and have professional development support after they return home.

Aventure Aviation C-130 Hercs

A civilian C-130 (LM-100J) performed a daring loop-the-loop maneuver at the recent 2018 Farnborough International Air Show. Aventure looks forward to seeing all our C-130 customers in our hometown of Atlanta at the 30th Lockheed Martin Hercules Operators Conference (HOC) October 15-18. Watch the video >

Get to Know Aventure | Talha Faruqi - Vice President of Operations

Talha Faruqi is Vice President of Aventure Aviation and has fifteen years experience in the aviation industry. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company, acquisitions of airplanes for dismantling, and consignment agreements with airlines. He also handles negotiations with financial institutions, leasing companies, and MROs.

Talha graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics and International Affairs. He joined Aventure while still in University. Starting in the warehouse, he later moved into sales where he learned two important lessons: "Don′t fall in love with your inventory" and "Be good to everyone you interact with."

He feels blessed to be part of this iconic industry and how it has enabled him to meet people from all over the world.

Talha is a board member of GAMVP, a non-partisan voting and civic engagement non-profit. He is a member of the Vistage executive professional group, and mentors youth for the MIST interscholastic competition program. He is married and has two daughters.

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Brake Manifold Assembly
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upcoming events

Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC)
August 18–21, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

F-16 TCG World Wide Review
September 10–13, 2018 | Ogden, Utah

C-130 Hercules Operators Council (HOC)
October 15–18, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia

this month in aviation history

July 29, 1958 – President Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating a new federal agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Quote of the month

Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Eddie Rickenbacker

Join Our Team – Careers at Aventure

Aventure proudly supports:

Northrop Rice Foundation   Aerotropolis Atlanta

We proudly distribute products from:

InterConnect Wiring   Fastener Dimensions

USPAACC Certified Asian American Business   Aventure Aviation is a certified Asian American and Minority owned business by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.




Aventure Aviation Atlanta Operations: 108 International Drive Peachtree City Georgia 30269 USA