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March 2023 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

Aventure Acquires Seven Boeing 737NGs from WestJet Airlines

A row of WestJet Boeing 737 commercial airplanes on the ground awating teardown.

Aventure's newly acquired Boeing 737NGs, formerly with WestJet.

Aventure Aviation has acquired seven Boeing 737NGs from WestJet Airlines of Canada. All seven aircraft, MSN 34284, 34285, 34286, 34287, 34288, 35111 and 35112, are undergoing teardown for parts in Marana, Arizona.

Aventure was represented by law firm Smith Gambrell Russel.

"This major acquisition will provide a significant inventory increase for our global customer base," said Kevin Lang, Aventure's director of strategic accounts.

"We are constantly seeing new ways to support our global customer base, who trust us to provide quality parts on time with full traceability and recent shop work," said Andrew Crombie, Aventure's product line sales director.

"Aventure continues to offer a unique global aviation investment platform for investors, leasing companies, and owners," said Talha Faruqi, president of Aventure Aviation. "We are in active discussions to find solutions for idle aircraft."

Aventure will attend MRO Americas on April 1820 in Aventure's hometown of Atlanta. Staff will discuss parts supply solutions with airlines, and seek synergies with MRO shops.

Aventure to Sponsor AIM School in Aerospace Maintenance Competition

A group of 13 students and instructors stand next to each other in fromt of a small commercial airplane inside a hangar

AIM students and staff, some of who will be selected to compete at AMC.

Aventure will sponsor a team from Atlanta's Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) to compete in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) for the next three years. The 2023 event will take place April 18–20 at Georgia World Congress in Atlanta.

​The competition is held annually in conjunction with the MRO Americas tradeshow. ​It provides an opportunity for current and future maintenance professionals to showcase their abilities.

Over 90 five-member teams will complete in maintenance events intended to test the skills required of an aviation maintenance technician. Teams represent educational institutions, commercial airlines, repair and manufacturing companies, and others.

Aventure previously sponsored the competition in 2015.

"The AMC is where aircraft maintenance technicians, aircraft maintenance engineers, and military maintainers can display the knowledge, skill, and integrity that are the foundation of our profession," said Ken MacTiernan, AMC chairman and vice president of the Aerospace Maintenance Council.

"Aventure's sponsorship is a perfect example of how the industry gets behind the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians," he added.

"Our team includes five of our best students who are ready for the challenge,” said Ben Sitton, executive director of AIM School. "We thank Aventure Aviation for sponsoring us."

Aventure Aviation Wins Parts Supplier of the Year Award for Middle East

Three men in business suits smile for the camera, while the one in the middle holds an award plaque

(L–R) Aventure's Salman Basheer, Amyr Qureshi, and Saurabh Tripathi.

Aventure Aviation was named Parts Supplier of the Year for the Middle East region at the Aviation Achievement Awards gala, held at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai on February 28.

Established in 2013, the annual awards are organized by Creative Middle East Media, the parent company of MEA Business Aviation and MEA Finance Magazine.

Aventure Aviation senior vice president Amyr Qureshi arrived from the United States to accept the award for the company.

"We have been serving the Middle East since Aventure's founding in 2001, and our customers here really appreciate our commercial and military parts services," said Mr. Qureshi.

"This award highlights and honors the exceptional example of growth, innovation, resilience, teamwork, and leadership exhibited by Aventure over the last year," said Kenneth Mitchen, Executive Director and Publisher of Creative Middle East Media.

Aventure followed the gala by attending MRO Middle East, an annual exhibition for aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul, held March 1–2 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

IDEX Brings Aventure to Abu Dhabi

A man in a suit and sunglasses ourside a very large exhibition hall on a sunny day

Aventure's Amyr Qureshi outside the exhibition halls at IDEX.

Aventure Aviation attended the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), held February 20–24 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

First taking place in 1993, IDEX is an arms and defence technology sales exhibition. It is the largest event of its kind in the Middle East, and takes place biannually in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Aventure started its military division in 2010 by offering parts and services for Lockheed C-130 transport aircraft.

"We had great synergy with a number of attendees," said Amyr Qureshi, Aventure's senior vice president. "For instance, we had productive talks with an original equipment manufacturer, who is looking to have us further expand their product lines throughout the Middle East."

For Women's History Month, Aventure Honors Trailblazer Blanche Scott

Historic photo of Blanche Stuart Scott, sitting in an early biplane on the ground, holding a large steering wheel

Aviation trailblazer Blanche Stuart Scott in 1910.

For Women's History Month, Aventure would like to remember Blanche Stuart Scott. Born April 8, 1884, in Rochester, New York, she was possibly the first American woman aviator.

In 1910 Scott became the second woman to drive an automobile across the U.S. The publicity brought her to the attention of Jerome Fanciulli and Glenn Curtiss, who gave her flying lessons.

While she practiced taxiing by herself, it's believed a gust of wind lifted the biplane, causing her to fly to an altitude of forty feet before making a gentle landing.

Scott subsequently became a professional pilot, and made her debut as a member of the Curtiss exhibition team. She became an accomplished stunt pilot known for flying upside down and performing "death dives” — diving from 4000 feet and suddenly pulling up only 200 feet from the ground.

Scott died in 1970 in Rochester, at age 84. In 1980, the U.S. Postal Service issued an air mail stamp in her honor. In 2005, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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