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May 2024 – The Newsletter of Aventure Aviation

Aventure to Offer AVIAN Embraer and Bombardier Inventory

Regional jet aircraft after take off, with a blue sky and clouds

An Embraer 190 taking off: The AVIAN partnership will increase Aventure's access to Embraer and Bombardier aircraft parts.

Aventure Aviation signed an Agreement with AVIAN Inventory Management to represent and sell inventory stored in AVIAN's 72,000 square foot global headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

AVIAN provides customized inventory capital solutions and finances to the aviation industry. Under the agreement, AVIAN has added Aventure in their proprietary Sales Channel Partners (SCPs) program, allowing both companies to bring a customer-centric approach to aviation component sales and distribution.

"Our new partnership with AVIAN will allow us to further expand our extensive inventory of parts and provide our Embraer and Bombardier customers with additional support," said Aventure president Talha Faruqi. "We will have Aventure team members in AVIAN's Orlando warehouse to support our customers."

AVIAN CEO Ian Gurekian said, "The team is very pleased to announce the addition of Aventure to our roster of exclusive sales channel partners."

AVIAN's inventory consists of over 13 million parts, spanning several core global aircraft platforms including Embraer and Bombardier commercial and business jet platforms.

Aventure Named Among the Fastest-Growing Companies in Atlanta

Golden trophy in front of a celebratory glitter background

Aventure earned a spot on the 2024 Pacesetter Awards list honoring Atlanta's 100 fastest-growing privately held companies.

The list is organized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a weekly newspaper covering business news in Atlanta, Georgia. This was Aventure's first time on the list, placing 38 out of 100 companies.

Aventure has been recognized for its recent growth by several industry organizations and news outlets, including being ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing companies of 2023.

Aventure attended the 29th annual Pacesetter Awards ceremony, held April 25 at the Painted Duck at the Atlanta's Stockyards.

"It's great to see all of our effort and hard work pay off," said Michael Griffiths Jr., marketing representative for Aventure. "Our increased aviation parts inventory and recent partnership with AVIAN will see our continued growth well into the future."

Aventure is constructing a new state-of-the-art warehouse and office to house the increased inventory and staff needed to accommodate their growth.

Home Airport of Aventure Aviation Again Named World's Busiest

Highway sign saying "Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport" in front of a bright blue sky with clouds

Aventure Aviation's hometown airport has once again been named the world's busiest. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport saw an impressive 104.7 million passengers in 2023, the highest amount of any airport since Hartsfield-Jackson saw a record-shattering 110.5 million in 2019.

The airport held the top spot every year since 1998, with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being located only 25 miles from the busiest airport in the world has helped Aventure become one of the fastest and most reliable suppliers of aircraft parts in the industry.

"It was a logical move to establish the company close to Hartsfield-Jackson," stated Zaheer Faruqi, Aventure's co-founder and CEO. "We take advantage of over 2,500 daily departures to almost every major destination in the world, allowing our customers to receive their needed parts within 24 hours."

MRO Americas and FIDAE Attended by Aventure the Same Week

A smiling woman and man in business attire hold up an award in a tradeshow booth with photos of airplanes in the background

Lisa Foss of The US Dept. of Commerce presents an Export Leadership Award to Ron Taylo inside the Aventure Aviation exhibit at FIDAE.

Aventure Aviation attended MRO Americas and FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio), both of which took place the first week of April. MRO Americas was held April 9–11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, while FIDAE was held April 9–14 at Arturo Merino Benítez Airport in Santiago, Chile.

This is the first time MRO Americas was held in Chicago. The annual event is the largest of its kind for the commercial air transport maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry, and hosted over 45 guest speakers.

Attending on behalf of Aventure was the directors of strategic accounts Kevin Lang and Stefan Shemaitis.

"Our in-person meetings with vendors and MRO shops was very productive," said Stefan. "We greatly value the insights gained and connections made."

This year marks the 44th anniversary of FIDAE, which promotes the development of the aerospace, defense, and security fields. The biennial event provides opportunities for technological and commercial exchange to participating organizations, and to generate greater aeronautical awareness in Latin America.

Attending FIDAE on behalf of Aventure Aviation was Ron Taylo, manager of military sales.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Ben Kuroki Honored

Japanese American WW2 aviator Ben Kuroki in uniform in front of a colorful illustrated image of a WW2 bomber in flight

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Aventure honors Ben Kuroki, the only known Japanese American soldier to fly combat missions in Asia during World War II.

Kuroki was born to Japanese immigrants on May 16, 1917, in Gothenburg, Nebraska. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Kuroki’s father encouraged him to enlist in the Army, even though many Asian Americans were not allowed after the attack.

He flew 30 combat missions in Europe in his first year of service. He was held by Spanish authorities for three months after crash landing in Spanish Morocco. He participated in Operation Tidal Wave, an effort to destroy Nazi oil refineries in Romania.

Only after the intervention of the Secretary of War was his request to serve in the Pacific theater granted. Kurok would fly 28 missions in Asia alone.

Kuroki become an advocate for other Japanese Americans who wanted to defend their country. He visited Japanese internment camps in the U.S., encouraging those who could enlist to fight.

He was aware of the deep inequities inflicted on his community, and became an advocate for racial equality after the war.

In 2005, he earned the Distinguished Service Medal for his heroic service and patriotism. Kuroki passed away at the age of 98 in 2015, leaving behind an inspiring legacy.

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History this monthMay 1, 1982 — American Airlines launches AAdvantage, the first frequent flyer program.

May 10, 1991 — The first flight of the Bombardier CRJ100 regional airliner takes place.

May 14, 1973 — The first U.S. space station, Skylab, is launched.

Quote of the monthI wanted to fly, so that's what I did."

— Katherine Sui Fun Cheung : First Chinese woman to obtain an international flying license

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