Roswell, New Mexico is now home to a prestigious aerospace training center.
Solana Beach, California – June 15, 2021 — AEVEX 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, 2021 — AEVEX 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 .
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.
Adams comes to AEVEX with a 34-year portfolio of service with the Department of Defense
Solana Beach, CA, January 4, 2020 – AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, today announced the appointment of Joyce Adams to the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Development team. Adams is a career intelligence professional with 34 years of dedicated service to the Special Operations community. At AEVEX, she will leverage her robust professional experience to help create new business opportunities throughout the DoD marketspace.
“We are honored and excited to have Joyce join the AEVEX team,” said Jamon Osborne, Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. “Her unique mix of talent, expertise, and determination 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 – Flight Operations, Engineering & Technology, and Intelligence Solutions. Joyce’s addition to the Intelligence Solutions team in Fayetteville, NC will provide a unique benefit to a high-performing team focused on both ISR and Intelligence support services.
“AEVEX Aerospace has a long history of providing support to the Special Operations community. 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. Their 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 and Fayetteville, NC. It currently consists of 500 employees across
more than a dozen locations around the world.
For more information visit: www.aevex.com