Aviation Director Joins Board of Washington D.C. Based Association

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With 20 percent membership growth in the last 12 months, the Aviation Suppliers Associations (ASA), knowledge base is at it's strongest point in history and expansion into Asia has the association on track to exceed 2008 goals. "I'm delighted about this appointment and appreciate the significant value that ASA brings to the industry and its more than 330 member companies," adds Bob Hogan, Director of Commercial Serviceable Assets and Customer Solutions, part of Pratt & Whitney's Global Service Partners network.

Successful associations exceed their goals through strong leadership, solid vision, and direction

Today, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), representing more than 330 global member companies that purchase and distribute aircraft parts world-wide, appoints Robert (Bob) V. Hogan from Pratt & Whitney to its Board of Directors.

"Successful associations exceed their goals through strong leadership, solid vision, and direction," states Michele Dickstein, President of ASA. "That is why we are pleased to have Bob join the Board and further drive ASA's efforts to build on our global association that positively impacts the aviation industry day in and day out. In addition to his strategic thought leadership, Bob brings more than three decades' worth of aviation operations, marketing, and financial experience to the Board that will help us further promote safety, regulatory compliance, and ethical business practices across industry."

With 20 percent membership growth in the last 12 months, ASA's knowledge base is at it's strongest point in history and expansion into Asia has the association on track to exceed 2008 goals. "I'm delighted about this appointment and appreciate the significant value that ASA brings to the industry and its more than 330 member companies," adds Bob Hogan, Director of Commercial Serviceable Assets and Customer Solutions, part of Pratt & Whitney's Global Service Partners network. "Through establishing operating standards, relevant training and a robust accreditation program (ASA-100), the ASA guides member companies to consistently operate to the highest safety and ethical standards."

About Pratt & Whitney:
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers with improved engine performance and increased asset value through a portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally friendly on-wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs, and new and repaired parts.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

To learn more about Pratt & Whitney please visit their web site at: http://www.pw.utc.com.

About the Aviation Suppliers Association:
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit trade association, representing more than 330 global member companies that purchase and distribute aircraft parts world-wide. With approximately 140 years combined aviation leadership experience, ASA's Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organizations energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, federal compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. As a result of the groups auditing capabilities, over 240 companies have received global accreditation since 1996.

ASA also recognizes outstanding industry leadership and commitment with its annual Edward J. Glueckler Lifetime Achievement award. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry. In addition, ASA has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Database Management, Industry Voluntary Accreditations, and contributes to House and Senate proceedings with an aviation focus. ASA has also been featured in Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Most recently, the organization participated in and supported the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) aircraft disassembly exhibit showcased this July at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show held in the United Kingdom.

To learn more about ASA, their accreditation program, and the annual conference scheduled for July of 2009 which is sponsored by Boeing, M&M Aerospace, Inventory Locator Service (ILS), and many other key aviation companies please visit their web site at: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michele Dickstein, President
Aviation Suppliers Association
V: 202.347.6899
F: 202.347.6894
Website: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org

Kelly A. Isley, Partner
Corcoran Associates
Business Advisors & Public Relations
V: 480.814.7471
F: 480.905.0812
Website: http://www.corcoranassoc.biz

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