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February 2019 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

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Patriots Defeat Rams at Super Bowl LIII
in Aventure's Hometown of Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium at dusk

The city of Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of Super Bowl LIII.

Super Bowl LIII took place in Aventure Aviation's hometown of Atlanta on February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13–3. This marks the Patriots 6th Super Bowl win, making them super bowl champions for year 2019, 2017, 2015, 2005, 2004, and 2002.

This was the first Super Bowl hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium since its opening in 2017. The city of Atlanta had previously hosted the Super Bowl in 2000 and 1994.

"It was a great experience having the Super Bowl in Atlanta, with the entire city so alive," said Adrian Gallard, Aventure's Military Sales Representative.

President of Aventure Named Chamber's Outstanding Business Person of the Year

Zaheer Faruqi, President of Aventure Aviation receives Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year award.

Zaheer Faruqi, President of Aventure Aviation (L), shakes hands with Doug Warner, attorney at Warner, Hooper and Ramsey (R), upon accepting the Fayette Chamber award.

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce has awarded Aventure Aviation President Zaheer Faruqi "Outstanding Business Person of the Year," at their annual meeting and awards luncheon, held January 17 at Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville, Georgia.

This award recognizes an exceptional business leader who must demonstrate unselfish support of the community, exhibit a broad range of involvement in civic and community affairs, and excelled at managing and leading their business. Community service has been a core value for Aventure Aviation since its founding in 2001.

"This was indeed a surprise…I really am humbled," said Zaheer during the award ceremony. "I always wanted to be in a business where I could give back to the community...(and) have a team of young individuals who want to give I am really thrilled where we are today."

When asked what has made Aventure so successful, Zaheer said "Giving the customers whatever they wanted, and assembling a team of individuals who perform very well. Employees are your best investments."

Aventure Brings Lunch and Cheer to those Affected by U.S. Government Shutdown

Mike Melton, Manager of Operations at the Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field, accepts a pizza lunch for their staff from Aventure Aviation's Chelsea Sneed.

(L) Mike Melton, Manager of Operations at the Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field, accepts a pizza lunch for their staff from Aventure Aviation's Chelsea Sneed.

With hundreds of thousands affected by the United States government shutdown, Aventure Aviation has reached out to lend a helping hand in the local community. Aventure staffers stopped by affected companies near their Atlanta Headquarters, providing lunch and good cheer.

"On behalf of the National Weather Service Atlanta office and the Southeast River Forecast Center, we thank Aventure Aviation for their act of kindness and generosity," said Meteorologist-in-Charge Keith Stellman. "Their gesture, while completely unexpected, is a reminder to all of us that a simple act can go a long way in making others feel appreciated."

Aventure to Attend ISTAT Americas in Orlando

Aventure Aviation will attend ISTAT Americas at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande lakes in Orlando, Florida on March 10–12. The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) is a non-profit aviation industry association.

Founded in 1983, ISTAT is dedicated to fostering and promoting interest and educational opportunities in commercial aviation, while also providing an industry networking forum. There are over 1700 members worldwide involved in operating, manufacturing, maintaining, selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, appraising, insuring or otherwise engaging in activities related to commercial transport category aircraft.

Vice President of Operations Talha Faruqi is looking forward to meeting with leasing companies, banks, hedge fund managers, airlines, owners, and others looking for solutions for their retired aircraft and excess parts assets. Attendees can contact Talha by email or mobile phone at +1.404.245.7678.

Best wishes to all our friends celebrating Chinese New Year

Get to Know Aventure | Kenneth Austin Francis III

Kenneth Austin Francis III has worked at Aventure Aviation for the past two years. As the company's lead receiver, his duties include receiving, inspecting and taking inventory of all parts that arrive to Aventure.

He credits his passion for aviation from his mother, who worked for American Airlines. He considers the most intriguing thing about the aviation industry is its boundless opportunities and evolution.

Ken was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has called Atlanta his home for the past ten years. He holds an Associates Degree in Political Science and looks forward to finishing his Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University. Ken has traveled to many islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and dreams one day to observe the aurora borealis with his son, who shares his passion for the sky.

Ken has a deep love and respect for his family, and lives by the golden rule "to do unto to others as you want done unto you."

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MLG Steering Control Unit

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upcoming events

ISTAT Americas
March 10–12, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Aviation Week MRO Americas
April 9–11, 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia

this month in aviation history

Boeing 747 Turns 50

February 9, 1969 – The Boeing 747 made its maiden flight, and entered commercial service with PanAm a year later. The original "jumbo jet" then arrived in Europe, entering service with Lufthansa.

Pan Am 747

Quote of the month

You've never lived till you've flown!”
Bessie Coleman, first woman of African-American descent and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot's license.

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.




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