Steven E. Joseph New General Manager of DART Helicopter Services

Kent, WA, Aug. 25, 2009 — Steven E. Joseph has been named general manager of DART Helicopter Services (DHS), company President Jeff Shapiro announced today.

Joseph will provide leadership and strategic direction to all aspects of DHS and its subsidiary companies, including Apical, Canam and Geneva Aviation. The newly created general manager position reports to Shapiro. Joseph previously served as president of Geneva, a premier provider of ENG design, integration and installation services.

In addition to his wide-ranging experience as a U.S. Marine Corps aviator and officer, Joseph has a master’s of science degree in aviation systems. As a commanding officer, he served as chief executive of the largest squadron at the Marine Corps’ busiest air station. His strong background also includes FAA certification management, product design and development, engineering and production management, and test and evaluation.

“Steve’s education and helicopter expertise, along with his proven leadership skills and focused experience, will benefit the entire DART organization,” Shapiro said. “Our focus on product innovation and growth will continue under Steve’s direction.”

“This is an outstanding opportunity and challenge,” said Joseph. “The DART team is ready to move to the next level of success, and I’m enthusiastic about being part of that.”

About DART: DART Helicopter Services LLC is a privately held sales and marketing company that creates sales networks for aerospace manufacturers that benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel and for rotary-wing operators seeking a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART Helicopter Services, along with its subsidiaries Apical Industries Inc., Canam, and Geneva Aviation Inc. and its affiliate DART Aerospace Inc., owns 450 STCs and manufactures more than 500 products. With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and international sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 2,800 aftermarket products to more than 120 countries worldwide. More information is available at: