Certified Aviation Services Restructures San Bernardino Operations

Credit: Certified Aviation Services

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) is restructuring its operations in San Bernardino, California to focus on AOG services. It plans to use the hangar facility as a dedicated location for its AOG Go-Team, which provides recovery, repair, modifications and drop-in structural work.

It says the refocused operations will complement and enhance the growth of the AOG Go-Team.

“By standing up a full-time team there at our hangar operations committed to AOG support, CAS will be able to deploy to AOG events more quickly with dedicated teams,” says Brad Caban, president of technical operations at CAS. “Additionally, CAS will be able to utilize the hangar to better support airline modification programs as they come up.”

Caban co-founded the AOG Go-Team alongside Rod Garmany, director of operations, repairs and modifications at CAS. He will lead AOG Go-Team operations with Garmany after serving as chief operating officer at CAS’s parent holding company, Aero-mark, and as president of CAS Components. Caban and Garmany are taking over the duties of Mike Turpin, who left CAS in May to head up FEAM’s new Major Repair and Recovery business vertical.

As part of the restructuring, CAS announced layoffs on June 16 at its San Bernardino facility. At the time of the announcement, Paul Oliver, president of CAS Commercial, said, “A number of issues have combined to make a reduction in force necessary to maintain financial viability of our San Bernardino airport operation. Every effort will be made to place the affected employees at other CAS operations.”

CAS operates more than 18 facilities across the U.S., including seven in California. In addition to its San Bernardino facilities, it has operations at San Diego International Airport, Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and San Jose International Airport.

Lindsay Bjerregaard

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