Solana Beach, California – August 3, 2021AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today that Skip Arny has joined the company as Vice President of Technology Solutions. In this role he will leverage his foreign military sales, DoD strategy, and naval operations experience to drive domestic and international business.

In the first half of his 30-year military career, Skip led strike fighter tactics development, operational test, and aircraft carrier-borne combat operations, culminating in his command of Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific. Later, as the U.S. Naval Attaché in Poland and then in France, he led diplomatic and maritime cooperation with allies and partner nations. He returned to the U.S. to serve as Director, Strategic Actions Group for the Chief of Naval Operations. Skip came to AEVEX from the Navy International Program Office where he was the Director of Security Cooperation for the Americas, Africa, and Europe and managed over $40 billion in record sales for 142 countries. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Skip holds multiple degrees, including an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

“Skip is a tremendous asset to our team as AEVEX continues to grow rapidly,” said AEVEX Chief Growth Officer Gretchen Idsinga. “His stellar combination of unique career experiences and agile thinking will supercharge AEVEX’s transformative trajectory, bringing focus to our clients’ most difficult challenges.”

Skip added, “I’m honored to become part of AEVEX and to continue supporting U.S. national security needs with the best that American innovation has to offer.”

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering, sensor integration and sustainment, aircraft modification and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the US Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

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Solana Beach, California – June 18, 2021AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, welcomed community members to an open house at their new facility AEVEX Test & Training Range (ATTR) in Roswell, New Mexico. 

ROSWELL, N.M.- Roswell is now home to a prestigious aerospace training center. 

AEVEX welcomed community members to an open house at their new headquarters Tuesday. 

The company does everything under the aerospace umbrella, like data collection software for airborne operations to building drones. 

“We want to very clearly delineate to our customers what it is that we’re offering to them and what we’re focused on for AEVEX for this location is testing of new systems, training of people flying and or operating new systems,” said Brian Raduenz, CEO of AEVEX.

AEVEX has a global reach, working on five continents and 800 current deployments, meaning AEVEX can connect Roswell globally through its technology and aviation. 

AEVEX specializes in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), but also works commercially. 

“We want to bring some very serious capabilities here to the area if possible, and we are going to work very hard to do that,” Raduenz said.

With AEVEX expanding in Roswell, not only will it bring direct jobs at the range, but also indirectly help the local economy.

Mike Espiritu, the Roswell-Chaves County EDC President said they’re very excited about this business addition.

“It’ll create more jobs in the other sectors like our service and hospitality sector our hotels will be for you know our restaurants will be doing well and all the things that we’ve suffered with across the country this past year with COVID this is going to excuse the pun but a shot in the arm for us,” he said.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Solana Beach, California – June 15, 2021AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today the opening of the AEVEX Test & Training Range (ATTR) in Roswell, New Mexico. 

AEVEX Chief Executive Officer Brian Raduenz said, “Our new ATTR is an exciting addition to our continuum of capability and has already seen high demand by our clients. ATTR complements AEVEX’s deep expertise in airborne special missions support by providing our clients with the air and ground space required for safe and secure testing, training, evaluation, data capture, and analysis activities. It supports the development of cutting-edge technology for near-peer engagements, as well as full-mission profile operational training for air, space, and land forces. We look forward to partnering with the City of Roswell and Chaves County in developing a robust footprint that expands our ongoing support to our nation’s important work.”

Headquartered on the Roswell Air Center, ATTR is directly served by the airport’s 13,000 foot runway. ATTR’s facilities support a variety of in-classroom and in-situ instructional needs to include live fire, as well as provide on-site billeting and messing. Accessible range space runs from flat to mountainous terrain, with discrete and secluded environments that minimize electromagnetic congestion and other mission and testing constraints.

AEVEX’s rapidly growing Test & Evaluation line of business supports development of next-generation air and missile vehicles; assured precision, navigation, and timing; and sensor/platform integration from initial engineering through flight test.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Solana Beach, California – June 8, 2021AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today that Jeremy Watrous has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

In this role, Jeremy will lead AEVEX’s newly integrated Global Solutions segment which delivers all flight operations, training, sustainment, and analytic services and solutions across the company. The Global Solutions segment is deeply involved in airborne special mission needs, as well as critical Test & Evaluation activities for the Department of Defense’s development of next-generation near-peer capabilities. Jeremy’s scope of responsibility will also include oversight of the AEVEX Test & Training Range in Roswell, New Mexico. 

AEVEX Chief Executive Officer Brian Raduenz said, “Jeremy embodies AEVEX’s core values of partnering with our customers and empowering our people for mission success. He has superb industry knowledge and a proven ability to manage operations from concept through execution in locations around the world. Jeremy is exactly the right leader as we continue to optimize our organization for speed and performance.”

Jeremy added, “I’m honored by the trust AEVEX has placed in me and I am excited to step into this new role. I am grateful to work with such a tremendous team and to be part of a company that is rapidly growing and innovating each day. I look forward to leading the Global Solutions team as we continue to develop unmatched customized solutions that help our clients achieve their goals.”

Jeremy previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Flight Operations at AEVEX. He was the Vice President of Operations at Merlin Global Service, one of the predecessor companies that became AEVEX Aerospace. Jeremy served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years, where he worked as an Imagery Analyst and Imagery Chief, specializing in the advanced analysis of synthetic aperture radar, advanced geospatial intelligence, and fusion of multi-source intelligence. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for his support to Operation Iraqi Freedom. A 20-year leader of complex aviation operations in the United States and internationally, including bare base and logistically-challenged environments, Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a certified Program Management Professional.   

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering, sensor integration and sustainment, aircraft modification and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Solana Beach, CA, February 24, 2021  AEVEX Aerospace’s, GeoFOCIS software receives kudos for the Brush Fire near Carlsbad, CA from Assistant Fire Chief Nick Ordille for Carlsbad on Fox 5 News. GeoFOCIS is the mission management software used by sensor operators to relay fire perimeter data and chat in realtime with first responders and emergency personnel on the ground. AEVEX also provides turnkey aerial ISR solutions from procuring and outfitting aircraft to providing aircrew and analysts to meet customer needs. Learn more about GeoFOCIS here .

Solana Beach, CA, January 11, 2021  AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, announced today that Gretchen Larsen Idsinga has been named Chief Growth Officer. In this role, Gretchen leads all aspects of business development and sales across the company.

An experienced growth leader having led sales and operations teams across privately held mid-size and large public companies, Gretchen specializes in analyzing and energizing corporate strategies, developing business infrastructure, and spearheading transformative growth. She brings 20 years of military service and leadership experience across Air Force and Special Operations intelligence, ISR technology applications, and knowledge management in complex, fast-changing environments. Her expertise encompasses aerospace and defense, engineering, data management, IT, and security. AEVEX Chief Executive Officer Brian Raduenz said, “Gretchen is a superb addition to our team. She brings deep industry knowledge and an understanding of our values, missions, and client set. We take a long-term view of our customer relationships, which begins at first business development contact and continues through successful program execution. With her extensive sales and P&L expertise, she will greatly enhance our ability to expand product and service offerings in the market.” Gretchen added, “AEVEX is an exceptional combination of capabilities with which we provide bespoke solutions to our customers. This unparalleled advantage operates around the globe and from the core to the edge. I’m honored to join the team and look forward to driving continued innovation and success for our company and clients.” Gretchen serves on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association, the defense industry’s largest trade organization, representing over 1,600 corporate and 65,000 individual members. She also serves on the Advisory Council of STEM for Her and is Chair Emeritus of the National Council of Women in Defense. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, she holds two Master’s degrees and an advanced executive certificate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission by providing worldwide full-spectrum airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. AEVEX’s capabilities include design & engineering, aircraft modification & certification, sensor integration & test, mission operations & sustainment, intelligence services & exploitation, and advanced hardware & software systems. With over 650 professionals, AEVEX rapidly defines, develops, and delivers custom solutions, specializing in turn-key Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated (COCO) and Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) services.

AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. For more information on AEVEX Aerospace, please visit www.AEVEX.com.

AEVEX Continues to Enhance Its Suite of Full-Spectrum Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Solutions

Solana Beach, CA, October 6, 2020 — AEVEX Aerospace announced today its acquisitions of IKHANA Aircraft Services and Geodetics Incorporated. IKHANA Aircraft Services, headquartered in Murrieta, California, is a full-service provider of aircraft engineering, modification, and maintenance solutions. Geodetics Incorporated, headquartered in San Diego, California, designs, develops, and manufactures commercial high-precision positioning and assured navigation products and solutions..

“We are thrilled to welcome both of these great companies into the AEVEX family,” said Brian Raduenz, AEVEX CEO. “Each brings unique, world-class capabilities that are consistent with our strategic vision to offer our customers the full spectrum of airborne ISR solutions—from systems engineering and technology integration to mission operations and data collection, analysis, and dissemination.”

IKHANA has a long history of engineering, modification, and certification of both jet and turboprop aircraft with extensive experience on a variety of commercial and special-mission aircraft. Geodetics builds a suite of low size, weight, and power (SWaP) products for high-precision, assured positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) that are readily adaptable to any system requiring high-fidelity solutions. Additionally, Geodetics produces application-specific LiDAR mapping and photogrammetry solutions.

“When we looked at how to take IKHANA to the next level of growth, AEVEX was the obvious choice,” said John Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. “The capability and cultural fit are compelling, and our combined expertise will offer unmatched agility and tailored support to a wide range of customers.”

“The demand for our solutions is growing dramatically, and a combination with AEVEX is the logical next step for us,” said Dr. Lydia Bock, President and CEO of Geodetics. “AEVEX shares our passion for quality and performance and provides unique insights and access for the continued evolution of our solutions to meet the needs of both civilian and national security customers.”

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP served as legal counsel to IKHANA. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP served as legal counsel to AEVEX in support of its acquisition of IKHANA.

KAL Capital Markets served as financial advisor and Boyle Law served as legal counsel to Geodetics. Alston & Bird LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP served as legal counsel to AEVEX in support of its acquisition of Geodetics.

About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission around the world by providing full-spectrum airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering, sensor integration and sustainment, aircraft modification and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. With over 600 professionals, AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop and deliver specialized solutions for airborne intelligence requirements to DoD, other government agencies, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

About IKHANA Aircraft Services
IKHANA Aircraft Services is a leading provider of DESIGN-BUILD-FLY solutions for jet and turboprop aircraft and specializes in the complete design, manufacture, installation, and certification of complex modifications and major repairs. Headquartered in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA and TCCA Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) authority as well as FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (FAA PMA). Working with both the FAA Aircraft Certification and Military Aircraft Certification Offices, IKHANA has designed, installed, and certified numerous aircraft modifications and repairs for both Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft, including Gulfstreams, King Airs and Twin Otters. IKHANA holds over two dozen significant Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).

About Geodetics Incorporated
Geodetics Incorporated is a leading provider of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and sensor fusion technology solutions. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Geodetics has a deep engineering team with decades of experience in solutions design, engineering, prototyping, customization, and production backed by an extensive IP portfolio. Geodetics’ expertise in sensor fusion, inertial/relative navigation, interferometry, mobile mapping, LiDAR electrical/mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence, and fuzzy logic produces high quality, innovative solutions for both commercial and military applications.

Berg transitions within AEVEX with a proven record of business development experience.

Solana Beach, CA, September 18, 2020  AEVEX Aerospace a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, today announced the promotion of Meredith Berg within the organization to the role of Capture Manager. Berg is a skilled professional with a proven record of support to the AEVEX Business Development team. At AEVEX Intelligence Solutions, she will continue to leverage her combination of drive, talent, and professional acumen to help create new business opportunities throughout the DoD market space.

“I am extremely excited that Meredith is joining the Intelligence Solutions team.” said Jamon Osborne, Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. “Meredith possesses a unique mix of talent and fierce determination that makes her a great fit for our Fayetteville office. AEVEX is headed to great places in 2021…and I’m confident that Meredith will be a big part of how we get there.”

The AEVEX Aerospace Business Development team provides support across three separate business units – Engineering & Technology, Flight Operations, and Intelligence Solutions. Meredith’s new role with the Intelligence Solutions team in Fayetteville, NC will augment a high-performing team focused on both ISR and Intelligence support services.

“AEVEX Intelligence Solutions has always been on the cutting edge of intelligence support services.” said Berg. “I am proud and honored to be part of such a unique, dynamic team where I can help AEVEX empower people to make the world a safer place.”

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission by providing worldwide full-spectrum airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. AEVEX’s capabilities include design & engineering, aircraft modification & certification, sensor integration & test, mission operations & sustainment, intelligence services & exploitation, and advanced hardware & software systems. With over 650 professionals, AEVEX rapidly defines, develops, and delivers custom solutions, specializing in turn-key Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated (COCO) and Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) services.

AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. For more information on AEVEX Aerospace, please visit www.AEVEX.com.

Perkins transitions within AEVEX with a proven record of programmatic experience. Solana Beach, CA, September 1, 2020  AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, today announced the appointment of Emma Perkins to the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Development team. Perkins is a former U.S. Army intelligence professional with a proven record of operational and analytic support to both the Special Operations and National Intelligence communities. At AEVEX, she will leverage her unique intelligence background and leadership experience to help create new business opportunities throughout the DoD marketspace. “We are honored and excited to have Emma join the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Development team.” said Jamon Osborne, Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. “She is a proven performer and her unique mix of talent, expertise, and professionalism make her a perfect fit with who we are at AEVEX and where we are going in the future.” The AEVEX Aerospace Business Development team provides support across three separate business units – Engineering & Technology, Flight Operations, and Intelligence Solutions. Emma’s addition to the Intelligence Solutions team in Fayetteville, NC will provide proven talent to a high-performing team focused on both ISR and Intelligence support services. “AEVEX Aerospace has a long history of providing support to both the Special Operations and National Intelligence communities,” said Perkins. “I am very excited to be joining such a unique, dynamic team where I can continue to serve the nation’s finest!” About AEVEX Aerospace AEVEX’s vision is to be the recognized leader in full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions. They take a long-term view of their relationships, partnering with customers to rapidly identify, develop, and deliver tailored solutions for airborne intelligence requirements. Its culture attracts and retains elite talent who thrive in dynamic mission environments. Whether providing flight test support for a new collection aircraft; operating a high-priority deployed unmanned aircraft system; or providing post-mission collection analysis for special operators, AEVEX delivers high-end results to empower their customers for consistent mission success. AEVEX has offices in Solana Beach, CA; Tysons Corner, VA; Dayton, Ohio; and Fayetteville, NC. It currently consists of 565 employees across more than a dozen locations around the world. For more information visit: www.aevex.com