Landmark Aviation Names James Wilson General Manager at Dulles, VA, FBO

TEMPE, Ariz., January 8, 2007 — Landmark Aviation today named James Wilson as General Manager for one of the company's flagship operations – Dulles, Va. Wilson was previously Regional Sales Manager for Landmark Aviation’s Aircraft Charter and Management business.

"Jamie brings strong leadership and knowledge of the Dulles business and customers to this operation," said Bill Thrift, Senior Vice President, FBO Operations. Wilson succeeds Jim McNeill who previously held the position.

McNeill was named Landmark's Regional Vice President, FBO Operations, earlier this year.

Wilson has been with Landmark Aviation and a predecessor company, Piedmont Hawthorne, for eight years. In his most recent position, he was responsible for identifying and acquiring new aircraft for the management and charter program.

Wilson began his career with the company at the Dulles facility as a Customer Service Manager in 1998 and in 2001 was promoted to Assistant General Manager.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.

Landmark Aviation’s Dulles, Va., facility is one of the company's premier locations, serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Located 30 minutes from downtown Washington, the FBO provides 24/7 service to all business and general aviation operators. The facility underwent a complete refurbishment in early 2006.

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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.