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ARINC Forms Upgrades and Modifications Subsidiary

By Tish Drake | January 9, 2012
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ARINC, of Annapolis, Md., on Monday announced the formation of a new subsidiary, ASES LLC, doing business as ARINC Aerospace, to specialize in the modification, modernization upgrade and maintenance of aircraft for the military, government and commercial marketplaces. ARINC Aerospace assumes most of the operations of ARINC’s former Aerospace Systems Engineering & Support (ASES) business unit.

Michael A. Young, who led the ASES division as Vice President for the past eight years, has been named vice president of the new company. About 500 ASES employees will also be transferred. ARINC Aerospace will have two divisions: Aircraft Integration, Modification, & Maintenance, and Aircraft Logistics & Sustainment.

“We have re-aligned our divisions to focus on our core capabilities within the marketplace, with the major focus on aircraft,” Young said. “By realigning ARINC’s defense contracting capabilities, we have developed a more customer-focused, responsive, and efficient organization."

In the transition, ARINC’s other major defense division, Defense Systems Engineering & Support, will assume some engineering and support requirements of ARINC Aerospace, including Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance engineering and Advisory & Assistance Services support.

ARINC said it recently experienced success as a subcontractor to large primes, servicing U.S. Air Force, Navy and State Department aircraft. It is currently upgrading large C-130 transports for the Indonesian Air Force fleet. “As an independent corporation, ARINC Aerospace will be able to target modification and maintenance contracts more closely, and deliver more value to our customers,” Young said.

Among the ARINC facilities being transferred to ARINC Aerospace are the company’s large Aircraft Modification and Operations Center near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and ARINC operations near Warner Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga.

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