Aviation Technical Services Names Nitsche Vice President of Operations

Everett, WA, May 13, 2010 – Aviation Technical Services (ATS) announced Landon Nitschke will join the company as Vice President of Operations.

Nitschke joins ATS with 18 years of experience with Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines where he recently held roles as the director of heavy maintenance and subsequently director of line maintenance for Minneapolis and the West region. At Northwest, Nitschke was responsible for 4,000 technicians in heavy maintenance operations. Prior to being director of heavy maintenance at Northwest, Nitschke’s positions included maintenance manager, operations manager, director of base maintenance and managing director of line maintenance operations. Prior to joining Northwest, Nitschke worked as an aircraft technician for Tramco (which eventually became Aviation Technical Services). Nitschke is a licensed A&P mechanic for both Airframe and Powerplant and holds multiple minor degrees in Airline Management and Business Administration & Safety from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“We are extremely pleased to have Landon join ATS,” says Matt Yerbic, Aviation Technical Services President. “His extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance operations will be instrumental in ensuring we deliver products that are high quality and cost effective. Landon’s track record in leading large teams and his appreciation for the challenges our customers face will serve us well as we continue to strive to be the premier provider of MRO services in North America.”

About Aviation Technical Services. As a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military transport jet aircraft, ATS list of certification achievements include FAA Class IV Repair Station; Quality Management System AS 9110 and ISO 9001:2000 EASA Repair Station; and Bermuda DCA Approved Maintenance Organization. ATS services include airframe heavy & medium checks & structural modifications, complete component MRO, paint such as narrow & widebody / corporate / fleet campaigns, defense drop-in & depot level MRO, and business jet interior refurbishment. ATS also performs specialty services and projects such as 737-300 Classic life extension program, winglet installations on 737/757/767 aircraft, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) interior installations and passenger to freighter conversions. See www.atsmro.aero.