Lufthansa Technik VP to Lead ARSA in 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 21, 2010 – Dr. Hans Juergen “Hanno” Loss, vice president of quality management for Lufthansa Technik, was elected president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) for 2011 at the association’s annual Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 15. Loss steps into this role having previously served a one-year term as ARSA’s vice president. The ARSA Board also elected Gary Fortner, vice president of quality management at Fortner Engineering, and Gary Jordan, president and CEO of Jordan Propeller Service to serve respectively as ARSA’s 2011 vice president and treasurer.

Loss succeeds Chris Erickson, director of safety and compliance at Erickson Air Crane, who served as ARSA’s 2010 president.

“I am excited for this opportunity to serve ARSA’s members,” Loss said. “The international aviation maintenance industry faces global challenges and I look forward to working with ARSA to aggressively meet these while ensuring the industry’s high standards of safety.”

Holding a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, diplomas in business administration and electrical engineering from the University of Aachen, and having worked in various positions in Lufthansa maintenance shops and maintenance management, Loss brings a wealth of experience to ARSA’s top leadership role. His aviation career began at Lufthansa in 1985 where he was a controlling technician. Prior to his current role at Lufthansa Technik, he held the position of vice president of technical operations for Lufthansa German Airlines.

In addition to its executive leadership, ARSA announced its board of directors for 2010-2011. Joining Loss, Fortner, Jordan, and Erickson will be Basil Barimo, vice president of global engineering & quality, NORDAM Interiors & Structures; Ian Cheyne, vice president, Dallas Airmotive; Gary Hudnall, director of maintenance, Jet Center Medford; David Latimer, vice president of regulatory compliance, TIMCO Aviation Services; and Jim Perdue, vice president and manager of sales, SONICO, Inc.

ARSA is an Alexandria, Virginia-based trade association that represents aviation maintenance and manufacturing companies. The association has a distinguished 25-year record of advocating for repair stations and providing regulatory compliance assistance to the industry and representing repair stations on Capitol Hill and in the media. More information about ARSA is available at