Zenith Aviation Acquires Affinity Fidelis Consulting and Technologies

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – November 25, 2013 – Zenith Aviation has acquired Affinity Fidelis Consulting and Technologies LLC, a professional services firm that specializes in strategic-level program analysis, development of management strategies and tools, enterprise mapping, policy and compliance, and contract service support for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal customers.  Details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Zenith, an industry-leading aircraft parts supply and logistics support company, will use the acquisition to strengthen its pursuit of government contracts.  The deal is expected to close by the end of 2013.

“This is an excellent strategic acquisition for Zenith,” said Bob Stanford, President and CEO of Zenith.  “Affinity’s experience, along with their connections across a range of Federal customers and related industry partners, will provide our company with the tools necessary to expand our government contracting business.”

Vince Martinez, Affinity’s principal, will join Zenith as Director, Government Programs.  Brian Bonney, Affinity’s COO, will become Zenith’s Facility Security Officer.   

ZENITH AVIATION CORPORATE BACKGROUNDER

Zenith Aviation was formed in 2002 when the company was awarded the exclusive marketing and distribution rights for all spare parts for the out-of-production Dornier 328 regional airline aircraft, both the turbine-powered and turboprop models. 

In 2012 Zenith invested more than $3 million to increase the size of its secure, climate-controlled warehouse, bringing the total size to 44,000 square feet, including a state-of-the-art parts automated inventory storage and retrieval system to improve storage capabilities and operational efficiencies. 

Zenith adheres to the highest quality management systems in the industry and has earned certifications in both the AS9120 Rev. A and ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.  The company retains these certifications through annual audits conducted by BSI, the industry leading ISO 9001 certification body, as well as through regular on-site client audits.

Zenith has more that 46,000 line items currently in stock.  In addition to the Dornier 328, the company stocks parts for Bombardier, Embraer, Agusta, ATR, Bell Helicopter and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft.  Zenith is also experienced in providing third-party logistics support for companies that require turnkey storage solutions for their parts and supply needs.

Zenith Aviation is based in Fredericksburg, VA — a designated HUBZone — and is centrally located to service a range of customers within the National Capital Region and worldwide. 

For more information, contact Zenith Aviation at 540/361-7700 or access

www.zenithaviation.com.

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