Landmark Names McNeil Regional Vice President, FBO Operations

TEMPE, Ariz., September 21, 2006 — Landmark Aviation today named Jim McNeill as its new Regional Vice President, FBO Operations. McNeill previously was General Manager at Landmark Aviation’s flagship FBO facility at Dulles, Va.

"With a proven track record of success at primary Landmark operations, Jim will provide outstanding leadership in this key position," said Shawn Vick, President, Landmark Aviation.

McNeill will manage several key FBOs in the Landmark network – Toronto, Dulles, Leesburg, Va., Fayetteville, N.C., and Raleigh Durham, N.C. The general managers of these operations will report to him. He also will continue oversight of the Dulles operation until his successor is named.

He brings more than 15 years of customer-focused service in the aviation industry to the leadership position. He was General Manager at Dulles since 2003 and before that, General Manager at Landmark's Toronto operation.

Previous to working at Landmark and its predecessor company, Piedmont Hawthorne, he worked in management roles at Esso Avitat Ottawa-Imperial Oil in Canada.

He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Landmark Aviation, formerly known as Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, is one of North America’s largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. Serving 43 locations in North America, the company offers a full range of fixed base operations; maintenance, repair and overhaul; aircraft charter, sales and management; and large aircraft completions. Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.