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May 2023 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

Aventure Aviation Acquires Eighth Boeing 737NG of 2023

White Boeing 737 on the ground with engine removed

The latest Boeing 737 acquisition of Aventure Aviation, in Marana, Arizona.

Aventure Aviation has acquired its eighth Boeing 737NG airframe for 2023. Last operated by China Airlines, the 737-800 aircraft, MSN 30173, will be dismantled at Jetyard in Marana, Arizona.

"The timing of this acquisition is perfect, with airline passenger bookings now exceeding pre-pandemic levels and a supply chain struggling to get parts to customers," said Ebrahim Zakaria, Aventure Aviation's vice president of business development.

"The industry trend is to provide more savings on maintenance, and we are seeing the airworthy parts business poised to grow even bigger as airlines operate mature aircraft longer due to delays in newer aircraft deliveries," continued Zakaria.

"Aventure continues to offer a unique global aviation investment platform for investors, leasing companies, and owners," said Aventure Aviation president Talha Faruqi. "With our experience in dismantling and a significant global customer base, we have solutions to deploy capital, provide asset management services, and material consignments for stakeholders."

Aventure Holds MRO Americas VIP Reception at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Man and woman play foosball, while a women in the center looks on

Aventure Aviation guests and staff enjoy foosball at the VIP reception.

Aventure hosted a VIP reception during the MRO Americas tradeshow in Atlanta, held April 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Over 150 guests experienced the stadium's exclusive Harrah's Cherokee Club, where they enjoyed appetizing dishes and played black jack, giant connect 4, and foosball.

MRO Americas is the world's largest gathering of maintenance, repair, and overhaul professionals for the aviation industry. Home to two pro sports teams, Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted the 2019 Super Bowl and will host World Cup matches in 2026.

Aventure recognized six organizations with awards of appreciation for their positive work and assistance to Aventure's growth. Recipients were presented with a plaque and model airplane with Aventure Aviation livery.

Those recognized were the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Smith Gambrell Russell, Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), United States Commercial Services, and the Aviation Maintenance Competition.

"It’s really refreshing to work with a company that understands the need for international engagement and wants to truly partner with us," said Mary Waters, Deputy Commissioner for GDEcD.

Aerospace Maintenance Competition Student Team Sponsored by Aventure

Ten people stand in front of a huge falcon statue in front of a sports stadium, with a sign saying "Aventure Aiation VIP Reception, Mercedes-Benz Stadium April 19, Atlanta"

AIM team at Mercedes-Benz Stadium prior to Aventure's VIP reception.

Aventure sponsored a team of students from Atlanta's Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) at the Aviation Maintenance Competition (AMC), which took place during MRO Americas, held April 18–20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. ​

The annual competition provides an opportunity for current and future maintenance professionals to showcase their abilities and see how they stack up against peers.

On May 8, Aventure Aviation announced their commitment to sponsor AIM teams for three years.

The AIM team competed against other student teams. Other competition categories included commercial airlines, general aviation, military, repair and manufacturing, and space.

"Aventure is a great partner and sponsor for our team," said Adrian Wells, Student Service Coordinator for AIM. "We have a great partnership, and we appreciate everything they do."

Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Notepad saying "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month"

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Aventure honors the first Asian American female aviator.

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung was born December 12, 1904 in the Chinese city of Enping. Upon graduating high school, she moved to the United States to study music in California.

Cheung became fascinated with airplanes after visiting Dycer Airport in Los Angeles. After three years studying piano at the University of Southern California, she married and had two daughters by 1931.

Determined to fly, Cheung enrolled in aviation classes and received her pilot's license in 1932.

She began performing at fairs and air shows along the California Coast. In 1935 she joined the Ninety Nines club for women pilots, an association founded by Amelia Earhart. In 1936, Cheung became a U.S. citizen.

During World War II, she became a flight instructor. After the war, she purchased and operated a flower shop until her retirement. Cheung died at age 98 on September 2, 2003, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

Cheung has been recognized by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and aviation museums in China. She is honored at Los Angeles' Flight Path Walk of Fame, and her Chinese hometown of Enping has two statues built in her honor.

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Upcoming Events

Airline Economics Asset Trading Convention
May 30–31 | Miami, USA
InterContinental Miami

June 14–15 | Warsaw, Poland
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw

Civil Aircraft Materials & Maintenance Management Forum
June 29–30, 2023 | Shenzhen, China
Double Tree by Hilton Shenzhen Airport

Meet Aventure at any of these events >

History this month

May 18, 1966 — The first round-the-world solo flight by a woman is made by British pilot Sheila Scott. She flies a total of 29,000 miles in her Piper Comanche "Myth Too."

May 3, 1952 — The first landing at the North Pole is made by Americans Lt. Col. William P. Benedict and Lt. Col. J. O. Fletcher on a ski-and-wheel equipped Air Force Douglas C-47 "Skytrain."

May 8, 1973 — The Airbus A300B prototype makes it's first fully automatic landing in Toulouse, France.

Quote of the monthDo something because you really want to do it. If you're doing it just for the goal and don't enjoy the path, then I think you're cheating yourself.”

— Kalpana Chawla : U.S. astronaut and first woman of Indian origin in space

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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