Landmark Aviation Adds NDT Aircraft Maintenance Testing Capabilities at Rochester, NY, Facility

TEMPE, Ariz., September 18, 2006 — Landmark Aviation today announced the addition of non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities at its Rochester, N.Y., (ROC) fixed base operation (FBO) and maintenance facility, including Level II services for eddy-current and fluorescent dye-penetrant inspection.

"An eddy-current inspection will detect and identify surface and near-surface defects such as cracks, corrosion and heat damage in ferrous and non-ferrous metals," said Eric Herrmann, Landmark Aviation General Manager at Rochester.

The light-weight and portable eddy-current test instrument may be used in a variety of inspection applications including aircraft structures, sheet metal, wheels and material thickness measurements.

"This new service can eliminate the need for aircraft maintenance customers to ship out components for inspection," Herrmann said. "It provides a critical service for Landmark customers who want to have their parts inspected in Rochester. Additionally, the flexibility of using a portable eddy-current instrument will enable us to go directly to the customer to meet their inspection needs."

Landmark has a full-service FBO at Rochester International Airport. FAA-certified repair station capabilities include Raytheon Beech 1900 series, Dassault Falcon 10, 20, 50 and 200 series, Bombardier Learjet 20, 30, 50 and 60 series, Raytheon Beechcraft King Air 200, 300 and 400 series, Cessna 500 series, IAI Westwind 1124A and the Sabreliner 65 and 80 series of aircraft. Landmark is also a factory authorized service center for the Pratt & Whitney PT6 series of turboprops, Raytheon piston-powered aircraft and Cirrus aircraft.

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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.