Associated Air Center announces new VP
Oct. 5, 2011, Tempe, Ariz. - Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP AircraftCompletions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced today that Chip Fichtner has been selected as AAC’s Vice President, Engineering. Fichtner comes to Associated Air Center from Gore Design Completions in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are very pleased to announce Chip as the newest member of our leadership team,” said Troy Jonas, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. ”With over 20 years of experience in large cabin VIP Completions, his engineering leadership and industry experience serves as one more arrow in AACs quiver of excellence and craftsmanship.”
Prior to joining StandardAero, Fichtner served as Director of Production, Engineering and Program Management for Gore Design Completions where he led the engineering, operations, and program management effort on multiple narrow and wide body VVIP completions. Prior to Gore, Fichtner worked for Ozark Aircraft Systems, LLC where, as Vice President, Engineering and Quality he led a start-up VVIP completion and MRO business to gross sales of over $100 million. Fichtner also has held leadership positions for Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems and the Grumman Corporation.
Associated Air Center is a custom completion, refurbishment, modification upgrade and maintenance center for VVIP, part 135 or charter aircraft, and is a an Authorized Service Center for Airbus ACJs and Boeing BBJs. AAC provides program management and ODA certification within a state-of-the-art, vertically-integrated, advanced engineering facility providing comprehensive customer service, from start to finish.