AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today that the company has received a prime contract award on the Navy’s 10-year, $5B SeaPort Next Generation (NxG) contract.

“This award creates an additional avenue for clients within the U.S Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to access the wide range of services AEVEX offers,” said Brian Raduenz, AEVEX’s Chief Executive Officer. “Key support accessible on Seaport NxG includes use of the AEVEX Test & Training Range in New Mexico, our AS9100 rapid prototyping services, and FAA/EASA/TCCA Part 145 certified repair station for design, engineering, and integration of sensors and special mission aircraft, manned and unmanned. Our clients are diverse both geographically and in terms of their requirements. SeaPort NxG will allow us to meet our clients where they operate using this highly efficient solicitation process.”

SeaPort NxG spans 23 functional disciplines, allowing clients a rapid mechanism to reach AEVEX services either directly or using electronic procurement processes management through the highly efficient SeaPort Acquisition Portal at www.seaport.navy.mil.

Contracting Officers from across the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift command, Strategic Systems Programs, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps are now authorized to place orders under this IDIQ contract.

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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CARLSBAD and SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AEVEX Aerospace, an industry leader in aerial intelligence solutions, are working together to deliver real-time fire surveillance and situational awareness to the U.S. Forest Service and regional Orange County Fire Authority to aid in their fights against deadly wildfires. AEVEX’s 3D mission management software, coupled with Viasat’s high-speed, high-capacity satellite communications (SATCOM) system, is currently outfitted on multiple aircraft to help wildfire-prone communities with mitigation management and data-driven firefighting insight.

AEVEX’s GeoFOCIS software suite offers a moving map display with a geospatial database to provide 3D situational awareness for wildfire management. GeoFOCIS is used to generate products to include fire perimeters and STANAG 4609 video files. The technology offers a common operating picture, using various data sources that can be transmitted from an aircraft in real-time to aid firefighters in their mission to fight and manage dangerous situations. All associated data is transmitted over the powerful Viasat SATCOM network.

Viasat’s advanced Ka-band satellite service and airborne SATCOM terminal, the Global Aero Terminal-5518, support the real-time delivery of bandwidth-intensive full motion video (FMV) and fire perimeters of active wildfires to command centers. This type of data could previously only be collected from ground stations located near the fires or retrieved from aircraft after they landed, which added critical delays to the process. Gaining access to real-time FMV and data provides firefighting management personnel with the vital information they need to effectively position critical personnel and assets as well as re-position endangered personnel and civilians out of harm’s way.

“The AEVEX technology integrates multiple sensor information into useable products to help wildfire management personnel make better, more efficient, and more effective decisions that reduce loss of life and damage to property or infrastructure,” said Manan Patel, Chief Technology Officer at AEVEX Aerospace. “We have worked with Viasat on prior projects to integrate their technology and services on aircraft supporting ISR missions, and we believe the Viasat high-capacity SATCOM network has the broadest range of capabilities to ensure firefighting personnel are mission-ready and fully aware of the dynamic environment associated with a wildfire.”

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On Saturday, October 2, 2021 an oil pipeline off the coast of Huntington Beach, CA failed, causing 126,000 gallons of crude oil to spill into the waters just south of Los Angeles. As the race began to contain the 8,320-acre spill, it quickly became apparent that a key component of incident mitigation would be mapping and tracking the path of the spill.

As an industry leader in aerial real-time intelligence solutions, AEVEX Aerospace quickly established perimeter mapping within hours of the initial incident report. Our dedicated fixed-wing aircraft equipped with specialized sensors allowed us to quickly provide enhanced incident awareness and assessment (IAA) along with situational awareness software. This single platform solution effectively supports commanders and decision makers in critical response initiatives.

“Our goal is to establish and rapidly distribute data during the initial response, allowing for a fast and targeted response to the incident,” said Brian Raduenz, CEO of AEVEX Aerospace. “We were able to provide full motion video in real-time and generate an incident perimeter shortly after aircraft arrival at the site.”

Connected by pipeline to an offshore oil platform, the spill sent oil across an area spanning Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Talbert Marsh, a 25-acre wetland preserve that is home to 80 species of birds. Immediate damage control became critical as fish, birds, and beaches were threatened.

“I have serious concerns about the environmental impacts of the spill and applaud the workers who are doing their best to prevent the oil from hitting sensitive wetlands,” said Orange County Representative Michelle Steel.1

The Coast Guard received an initial report of the oil spill on Saturday morning and established a unified command along with Beta Offshore and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response. AEVEX helped to provide real-time data input to define the ever-changing situation and allow decision makers to flex their containment strategies. With USCG, NOAA, FEMA, Cal OES, and the Orange County Fire Authority tracking the spill, timely information was critical to managing multiple moving parts. AEVEX products were pulled and distributed throughout the various agencies and individuals involved.

“We are not only dedicated to serving our customers and partners, but also the communities in which we live and work,” said Raduenz. “Tracking this spill and providing evolving data is a priority for us, and we will continue to utilize our technology and expertise to help mitigate this to benefit the southern California coast and the environment that makes it so unique.”

ABOUT AEVEX AEROSPACE
AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports defense and commercial clients 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, test and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools, including assured precision navigation systems.  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. www.aevex.com.

1 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-02/coast-guard-rushes-to-contain-newport-beach-oil-slick

 

Solana Beach, CA, September 29, 2021  AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft, remote sensing, and analysis solutions to government and commercial clients, has announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing installation of a 250 Amp High-Flow Starter Generator in DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. “Previously approved as FAA STC SA02730LA, this new approval expands the market of our 250A High-Flow Starter Generator; we are able to increase mission capabilities, provide increased additional value and new revenue opportunities.” states Mr. John A. Zublin, Vice President of Advanced Solutions. “EASA’s STC validation helps operators with aircraft capabilities well beyond the DHC-6’s original starter generator capability. Our 250A High-Flow Starter Generator upgrade is the first fully approved Starter Generator for the DHC-6 Twin Otter series able to provide aircraft with a full 500 Amps of 28 VDC power while in flight. AEVEX’s IKHANA is pleased that we are able to continue growing our list of regulatory approvals bringing availability of this option to Twin Otter operators.”

With this STC, the DHC-6 Twin Otter’s original 200 Amp Starter Generators are replaced with upgraded design generators featuring cast aluminum high-flow axial fans with enhanced cooling ducts, the latest high temperature insulating materials for longer life, improved drive shaft and damper design along with other enhanced components. Straight-forward design provides higher power within the same form and fit envelope as the original units, with no need to remove engines for installation. Scott Starkey, Director of Engineering at IKHANA had this to say about their newest FAA STC approval: “Having this STC approval allows us to bring a much needed product to the worldwide Twin Otter DHC-6 market. In today’s aviation industry, meeting the electrical power need can be challenging. Our 250A High-Flow Starter Generator provides a solution that Twin Otter clients have been asking for and we are happy to deliver 500 AMPS!”

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.

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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Roswell, New Mexico is now home to a prestigious aerospace training center.

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 .