The next time you talk to Mike McCune, AvAir Director of Inventory, imagine him sitting behind the wheel of his 1974 Mach I Ford Mustang driving the quarter mile in 10.70 seconds at 135 mph. Now, that’s fast!
His passion for drag racing began in high school with this first car–a stock 1973 Dodge Duster that he converted and raced at tracks in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. With his next hot rod, a 1965 California Coup Corvette, Mike took first place in his class at the Super Chevy Show at Palm Beach International Raceway in 1985.
In an ongoing initiative to serve more clients world-wide, AvAir announced that the company is participating in two international aviation conferences this spring.
The 20th annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition takes place from April 14-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. It will explore the future of aviation and defense maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) through a series of drill-down discussions. As a leader in the aviation aftermarket, AvAir is bringing a team to their booth (Pavilion Location / Booth Number) to discuss face-to-face with industry professionals the ways in which AvAir is addressing developments in core business initiatives.
AvAir (Chandler, AZ), and Wings Capital PartnersTM (Newport Beach, CA) just announced the rollout of their new joint venture, AvWings, which will acquire mid-to- end of life aircraft, both on- and off-lease, for eventual partout.
AvAir, founded in 2000, is a respected leader in the aviation aftermarket, offering airlines, OEMs, MROs and stockists an extensive array of products and services plus unrivalled, personalized customer service and support. Wings Capital Partners, founded in 2013 by R. Stephen Hannahs and Two Sigma Private Investments, is a boutique aviation investment firm focusing on mid-life commercial jet leasing.
“This partnership adds a tremendous level of predictability to our product
offering,” begins AvAir President Mike Bianco. “In the past it was difficult to predict the products we’d have to support our customers prior to winning a bid. Now, we have much larger financial capability to acquire assets for partout, plus access to a full service leasing company that allows us to acquire on-lease aircraft. As a result, we can now give our customers a more accurate forecast of material coming down the pipeline.”