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February 2023 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

Aventure to Attend MRO Middle East

Dubai skyline full of large skyscrapers

Aventure Aviation will attend MRO Middle East, taking place March 1–2 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in the United Arab Emirates. This annual exhibition for aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) is the largest of its kind in the region.

Attendees will discover the latest technology, learn from industry experts, and build their network. There will be 150 exhibitors at this two-day event, and over 4000 attendees are expected.

"We look forward to networking with companies and MRO providers interested in the hundreds of components we outsource for refurbishment every week," said Surabh Tripathi, Aventure's regional director for Asia. "We have several A320 and 737NG teardowns in progress, and see an increased demand from our customers in the Middle East region."

"We seek reliable shops who can provide competitive TAT and pricing," added Salman Basheer, Aventure's sales manager for Asia. "With our regional offices in Turkey, Pakistan, and India, we provide quick local response with access to a significant inventory of Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, and Lockheed military spare parts."

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Aventure Welcomes Lunar New Year

Happy New Year from Aventure Aviation – Illustration of a rabbit jumping

Aventure Aviation joined those around the world celebrating the Chinese New Year last month. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Known as the luckiest of the lunar calendar's twelve animals, the rabbit is also a symbol of intellect and cautiousness.

The new year is when families traditionally come together, which has been especially valued since the worldwide pandemic.

"It's a time for family reunion, but this new year will have a special meaning for people in China," said Aventure account executive, Wei Sun. "People more than ever want to be with their family members."

"Aventure Aviation wishes everyone a happy New Year, and hopes everyone is able to have a safe, prosperous, year full of good fortune," said Liu (Jason) Guibin, Aventure's Beijing-based customer support manager for China.

Football Pool Winners Announced

A football player catches a pass during a night game in a crowded stadium

The winners of Aventure Aviation's 5th Annual Football Pick 'Em Challenge has been announced, with Zafar Jafrani taking the first-place spot. The second-place winner is Ray Walvis, followed by Ron Reben in third.

Winners received gift cards in the amount of $250, $150, and $75 respectively, as well as $25 for each weekly winner.

Participants picked the winners for each weekly football match for the 2022 National Football League season, which took place September 8, 2022–January 8, 2023. The league's championship game, Super Bowl LVII, will take place February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Zafar narrowly defeated Ray by correctly guessing 66.54% of the season's games, just .36% (1 correct guess) higher than Ray.

"I have been doing Aventure's Pick 'Em for several years now," said Ray. "There's always keen competition among a group of diehards, making it all the more enjoyable."

Eugene Jacques Bullard Remembered for Black History Month

Composite image of a Black WWI pilot looking towards the sky at a French WWI monoplane

For Black History Month, Aventure honors Eugene Jacques Bullard, considered to be the first African American pilot to fly in combat, and the only African American pilot in World War I. Ironically, he flew for France instead of the United States.

Bullard was born October 9, 1895, in Columbus, Georgia, about 80 miles from Aventure Aviation's Atlanta headquarters. He ran away from an unhappy home at the age of 11. After wandering the American South for six years, he found his way to France.

After World War I began in 1914, Bullard enlisted in the French Foreign Legion, and later the French flying service. Earning his wings in 1917, Bullard claimed two aerial victories that year. He tried to join the U.S. Air Service after America entered the war, but was rejected due to racial prejudice.

He remained in France after the war, and would eventually own a nightclub, marry, and rub elbows with the rich and famous.

Following the German invasion in 1940, Bullard served with the French infantry. Wounded in battle, he returned to America.

Involved in civil rights in the post war years, his final job was as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Center, where his fame in France was unknown. Bullard died in New York City on October 12, 1961, at age 66. He was buried with French military honors.

In 1989 he was posthumously inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. In 1994 he was posthumously commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

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Part Featured

Part No: 45-0351-6
Landing Light
Tag: AE&C, 1/13/23
Condition: Overhauled

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Upcoming Events

MRO Middle East
March 1–2 | Dubai
UAE Dubai World Trade Centre

MRO Americas
April 18–20 | Atlanta
USA Georgia World Congress

History this monthFebruary 21, 1979 — Former astronaut Neil Armstrong breaks five business jet world records in a Gates Learjet Longhorn 28 over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, by climbing to 50,000 feet in just over 12 minutes.

February 16, 1982 — The first production Airbus Industrie A310 is rolled out at the factory in Toulouse, France, destined for launch customer Swissair.

February 8, 1988 — The Federal Aviation Administration retires an aircraft registration number for the first time, for Amelia Earhart's airplane that disappeared over the Pacific in July 1937.

Quote of the monthTell them that as soon as I can walk I am going to fly!”

— 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 Aviation

Aventure proudly supports:

Logo: Real Life Center – Real help. Real hope   Logo: Midwest Foodbank
Logo: DEC Georgia (District Export Council)   Logo: Midwest Foodbank

We proudly distribute products from:

Logo: Fastener Dimensions   Logo: The Protective Group

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.

Certified NMSDC MBE  

Aventure Aviation is a certified Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

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