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Tracy Gandy Joins Dallas Airmotive As Manager F1RST SUPPORT Operations

Dallas, Texas…May 23, 2012… Tracy Gandy has joined Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul Group (ERO) company, as Manager of the company’s F1RST SUPPORT™ operations. Gandy will oversee day-to-day operations of the F1RST SUPPORT command center in Grapevine, Texas and field service technicians across the United States.

F1RST SUPPORT is an integrated real-time system that utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to bring together all the functions needed to service an AOG situation. Within minutes of a service call, F1RST SUPPORT creates a plan of action for field service technicians, rental engines, tooling, and mobile response vehicles to get an operator back in the air as quickly as possible.

“Tracy’s 30 year aviation background includes a wide range of leadership roles with OEMs, service companies and the U.S. military, on the shop floor and in program management,” commented Dallas Airmotive Sr. Manager of Field Service, Larry Galarza. “His airframe and engine experience along with his background in managing critical, quick response situations prepares him very well for managing the operations of our AOG response team. He will be a great addition to our F1RST SUPPORT management team.”

Gandy, a licensed A&P/IA, has more than three decades of aviation experience working in the military and with airframe and engine OEMs. Prior to joining Dallas Airmotive he was Program Manager at Consolidated Turbine Service (CTS) in Mesa, Arizona.

Gandy will have a group of engine technical managers reporting to him in the Grapevine F1RST SUPPORT center as well as the U.S.-based field service team positioned around the country.

BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul group of companies is primarily engaged in the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and parts support. Operating under the names Dallas Airmotive, H+S Aviation and Premier Turbines, the combined companies form a world leading, OEM-authorized, independent provider of services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D, PW100, PW300, PW500 and PW901 APU; Rolls-Royce Spey, Tay and Model 250/T63/T703; General Electric CF34, CT7/T700, M601/H80 and J85; Honeywell TFE731, HTF7000, CFE738, ALF502L engines, and Honeywell Model 36, 331-200/250 and RE100/RE220 series APUs; and the Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU. Dallas Airmotive operates facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area plus a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States, Brazil and in England. Premier Turbines is located in Neosho, Missouri. H+S Aviation is located in Portsmouth, England. In addition to its overhaul and repair facilities, BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul operates two parts supply companies: International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company and one component and accessory repair and overhaul company International Governor Services. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, the combined companies employ more than 1,000 personnel who service business aviation, regional airline, military and government agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.BBAAviationERO.com.

BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider with market-leading businesses and attractive growth opportunities.  BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on the refueling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W.H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.


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