Elias Hashem Joins BBA Aviation ERO as Regional Sales Manager for North Africa

Dallas, Texas…October 5, 2010…Elias Hashem has joined BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) as Regional Engine Manager for North Africa. He will be responsible for sales of all engine repair and overhaul product lines for the ERO group of companies.

“The North African market has been a particular challenge for us due to its unique language, culture and regulatory environment,” stated BBA Aviation ERO Vice President International Sales, Willy Harmon. “Elias brings the right combination of language, cultural skills and contracts experience to help us expand our business in the region.”

Hashem speaks English, French and Arabic. His background includes international banking and government contracts work. He will be based in Beirut, Lebanon and be responsible for sales in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. BBA Aviation ERO is OEM authorized on more than 20 turbine engine families used on B&GA, airline and government aircraft.

BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul companies are primarily engaged in the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and parts support. Under the name Dallas Airmotive, the company operates facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Dallas Airmotive also operates a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States, Brazil and in England. Premier Turbines is located in Neosho, Missouri. H+S Aviation is located in Portsmouth, England. The combined companies form a world leading, OEM-authorized, independent provider of services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D, PW100, PW300, PW500 and PW901 APU; Rolls-Royce Spey, Tay and Model 250/T63/T703; General Electric CF34, CT7/T700, and J85; Honeywell TFE731, HTF7000, CFE738, ALF502L engines, and the Honeywell Model 36, 331-200/250 and RE100 series APUs; and the Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU. In addition to its overhaul and repair facilities, BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul operate two parts supply companies: International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, the combined companies employ more than 1,000 personnel who service business aviation, regional airline, military and government agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.BBAAviationERO.com