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Compiled by Barry Rosenberg and Jim Proulx

Compiled by Barry Rosenberg and Jim Proulx
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Triumph Group, Inc. 

Triumph Group, Inc. acquired Chem-Fab Corp. and Airborne Nacelle Services, Inc. Both will become part of Triumph's structural components group and will add approximately $35 million of current revenue to the company.

Sikorsky Support Services 

Sikorsky Support Services will maintain 20 helicopters for USAF's Air Education and Training Command under a $41 million, eight-year (with seven one-year options) contract. SSSI will service 10 HH-60G Pave Hawk, six UH-1N and four UH-1N helicopters at two different air bases.

Vision Systems International 

Vision Systems International will provide helmet-mounted cueing systems for the Royal Danish Air Force's F-16 fleet.

Hamilton Sundstrand and Derco Aerospace 

Hamilton Sundstrand and Derco Aerospace will jointly develop an environmental control system for all models of Northrop F-5 and T-38 aircraft to meet cooling requirements of advanced avionics systems.

Vanguard Airlines 

Vanguard Airlines named Ronald McClellan vice president of maintenance. He was formerly employed by People Express, Continental, Vanguard and most recently TWA. Kansas City, Mo.-based Vanguard operates 15 Boeing 737s.

IAI's Lahav Div. 

IAI's Lahav Div. received a $19 million contract from the Spanish air force to upgrade F-5 aircraft with new avionics, including HUDs, mission computers, LCD displays and electronic flight instrument systems. Work on four prototype aircraft begins soon. Contract includes options for upgrading 18 additional F-5s.

Sermatech International 

Sermatech International named James McCabe COO. McCabe most recently was CFO of subsidiary TFX Sermatech.

American Airlines 

American Airlines has designated its Alliance-Fort Worth Airport maintenance base as the home maintenance site for its fleet of Boeing 777 widebodies. The company has built a 60-ft.-high, $10 million 777 dock that will allow mechanics to work.

Garrett Aviation Services 

Garrett Aviation Services named Mary Udry manager of marketing and communications. She previously was sales director for B/E Aerospace.

Frontier Airlines 

Frontier Airlines named Andrew Skaff director of materials management. He previously was senior buyer for America West Airlines, Inc.

Premier Turbines 

Premier Turbines, Neosho, Mo., was awarded a $6.2 million contract to overhaul 70 T700-GE-700 turboshaft engines that power U.S. Army's twin-engine H-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Contract, which was awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala., requires the disassembly, evaluation and overhaul of the engines at a rate of six per month.

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO) 

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO) received Macau Civil Aviation Authority MAR-145 approval for A320/A321 heavy maintenance, component repair and nondestructive testing.

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. and Officine Meccaniche Aeronautiche, S.p.A. (OMA) 

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. and Officine Meccaniche Aeronautiche, S.p.A. (OMA) entered into a partnership agreement to produce and install a new Boeing 737

passenger-to-freighter cargo conversion kit. OMA will manufacture a kit that includes all significant structural material -- cargo door, door surround, any needed floor strengthening -- and Pemco will install the kits on aircraft at its facilities in California and Alabama.

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings 

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings named Dallas Finch aerospace coatings facility and technical director. He previously was vice president, director of Sherwin Williams' industrial and marine coatings business.

Bizjet International 

Bizjet International named Tanese Payne manager, Gulfstream customer service/

sales for its Tulsa, Okla., facility. An A&P mechanic, Payne previously spent 21 years at Gulfstream.

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