ARINC DirectSM Opens a New 50,000-Square-Foot Aviation Maintenance Facility at Scottsdale

Annapolis, Maryland, USA, February 28, 2008 — In response to growing demand from general and corporate aviation customers, ARINC DirectSM has expanded and relocated its Scottsdale, Arizona, (KSDL) aircraft service and maintenance operations.

ARINC Direct Scottsdale is now located in a new 50,000-square-foot combined facility on the Northwest side of the Scottsdale, Arizona, Airport. The new location includes 40,000 feet of hangar space, 5,000 feet of office space and 5,000 feet of back-office space for sheet metal, avionics, and interior work. The staff has expanded to 45 employees.

The new ARINC Direct location offers customers state-of-the-art aircraft services, equipment, and technology as well as convenience. Customers can enjoy direct access to their aircraft from offices equipped with high-speed internet, local and long distance phone service, all in a high security environment.

“In just four years of operation at Scottsdale, we have grown into one of the leading maintenance facilities in the Southwest for corporate and general aviation,” stated Jorge Gonzalez, General Manager. “We serviced and modified almost 1,000 aircraft last year, and our FAA-certified technicians are capable of maintaining a large spectrum of private and corporate aircraft, from single-engine pistons to the Gulfstream V.”

ARINC Direct Scottsdale is an FAA-approved 145 repair station and EASA-certified facility. It offers virtually all types of aircraft maintenance services, including A through D checks, Phase 1 through 5 inspections, 12, 24, 36, 48, & 72 month checks, Line Maintenance, and Aircraft On Ground capabilities for the state of Arizona.

The ARINC Direct facility also offers D.E.R., S.T.C., and Field Approvals, Structural Repair and Modification, Avionics Support, Integration and Installation, as well as interior refurbishments and completions.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional offices in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information go to