Landmark names James FBO GM

TEMPE, Ariz. June 21, 2006 — Landmark Aviation today named Alphonso James as its new general manager for the company's Greensboro, N.C., FBO.

"Alphonso brings a breadth of industry experience to this key leadership role," said Shawn Vick, President, Landmark Aviation. "In addition to a busy FBO Greensboro is also a Landmark maintenance, repair and overhaul 'Lite' operation, providing engine, avionics and airframe maintenance for business aircraft."

Since 2000 James had been General Manager at Landmark's Albany, Ga., FBO. Prior to that, he served as Business Manager for the company's Norfolk, Va., FBO. He has more than 13 years of aviation management experience. He holds an associates degree in applied sciences from Common Wealth University.

Landmark's Greensboro facility offers a full range of FBO services and amenities, including 24/7 fuel service, baggage handling, pilot lounge, conference room, Internet wireless, hangar and aircraft sales.

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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.