Washington D.C. Based Association Adds Three Aviation Executives to Board of Directors

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"Areas of involvement include seeking Department of Commerce understanding on the negative effects of FAA reauthorization as it is written, oversight on the promulgation of the Electronic 8130-3, and continued efforts that promote advancement in business and quality practices. The bottom line is that together, ASA members and the Board of Directors are making a difference," remarks Brent Webb, President of Aircraft Inventory Management & Services Ltd.

In summary, the confidence that the membership has shown in me and my fellow Board members with their continued support is further affirmation of my dedication to the cause; to continue our focus on aviation safety and increase the value of the ASA to its members globally.

In a tight race, aviation professionals from 11 countries and over 30 U.S. states elected three industry executives to the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to announce that Richard Levin, Managing Director for the A.J. Levin Company, Brent Webb, President of Aircraft Inventory Management & Services Ltd, and Mitch Weinberg, President for International Aircraft Associates, Inc have filled the remaining ASA Board member positions," states Michele Dickstein, President of ASA. "Our Association is fortunate that this year's spirited election brought several industry leaders as candidates, another factor which encouraged more than 300 global companies to exercise their voting options and decide who would capture these key positions."

In order to build successful associations it is imperative to engage forward thinking and dedicated leadership. "To that end, our company has been a supporter of ASA from the beginning as well as active members for over a decade," replies Richard Levin, Managing Director for A.J. Levin Company. "These are just two reasons why it is an honor for me to be part of the Board which influences ASA's strategic workshops, industry panels, and global conferences that positively shape our industry."

Focus on goals that build unmatched knowledge bases which drive change and record membership growth are also critical to global associations. "In my mind our track record and ability to exceed the association's goals are examples that highlight the Board of Directors determination and that is why I am very proud to be re-elected to serve," remarks Brent Webb, President of Aircraft Inventory Management & Services Ltd. "Areas that show my personal involvement include seeking Department of Commerce understanding on the negative effects of FAA reauthorization as it is written, oversight on the promulgation of the Electronic 8130-3, and continued efforts that promote advancement in business and quality practices. The bottom line is that together, ASA members and the Board of Directors are making a difference."

"To mirror Brent's comments, I am very pleased to have been re-elected to the Board," adds Mitch Weinberg, President for International Aircraft Associates, Inc. "In summary, the confidence that the membership has shown in me and my fellow Board members with their continued support is further affirmation of my dedication to the cause; to continue our focus on aviation safety and increase the value of the ASA to its members globally."

About The A.J. Levin Company:
Serving aerospace markets since 1938, the A.J. Levin Company (A.J. Levin) has a long and successful history as a supplier of aircraft spares and standard consumable material to Airlines, MRO's and manufacturers through the world. Based in Los Angeles California, the company serves a growing list of customers around the globe with innovative material solutions. Today, A.J. Levin stocks more than 20,000 lines of factory new spares for Airbus and other aircraft types. Through its size and organization, the company is uniquely positioned to provide its customers with quick responses, competitive pricing, proper documentation, and delivery of consumable solutions.

Learn more about The A.J. Levin Company's successful history by visiting their site at: http://www.ajlevin.com

About Aircraft Inventory Management & Services:
For more than 14 years Aircraft Inventory Management & Services (Aircraft Inventory) has focuses on the needs of their global customers to balance inventory levels without interrupting their services. As a service organization dedicated to providing aftermarket expendables to more than 10,000 customers in the aviation industry, Aircraft Inventory purchases and consigns large inventories and prepares them for just-in-time availability to MRO/repair stations, airlines, and distributors. As a supply chain partner, Aircraft Inventory assists with same day shipment on 500,000+ line items of standard, specialty, and hard to find parts in stock from their 80,000 square foot facility based in Dallas, Texas.

Find out how Aircraft Inventory can align your inventory with demand requirements by visiting their site at: http://www.acinv.com

About International Aircraft Associates, Inc:
International Aircraft Associates, Inc (IAA) is an award winning material and support services company, specializing in Commercial Aviation as an Aftermarket Parts Stockist and Redistributor. Established in 1978, IAA supports a worldwide market of customers consisting of FAA/EASA Engine & Accessory Repair Stations, Airframe MRO's, lease and finance organizations, airlines, OEM's and their authorized distributors. The company differentiates itself by delivering timely, reliable, and individual support with integrity, quality, and cost savings. In addition, IAA is an FAA Accredited distributor of commercial aviation products and components since the program inception in 1996. IAA's top tier customers include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Boeing, ILFC, MTU, Snecma Services and SR Technics to name a few; many who highly praise IAA as its number one supplier.

To learn how IAA can help you operate your business more efficiently by utilizing their materials management expertise please visit their web site: http://www.internationalaircraft.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, accreditation, 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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