Business Growth and Customer Satisfaction Highlights Milestone

WILMINGTON, Ohio - August 19, 2009 – Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), a full service aircraft maintenance and engineering company offering routine support of line and heavy maintenance, as well as component repair, overhaul, and specialized services including flight deck upgrades and airframe modifications, marked its 100th day in operation by highlighting its significant accomplishments.

“We have been in the industry for 29 years under ABX Air and are building on that knowledge as an independent subsidiary,” said AMES General Manager Brady Templeton. “We know what it means to plan on an aircraft being ready on a specific date and to have access to component repairs quickly. We now offer that kind of service to customers worldwide.”

During the first 100 days as an independent subsidiary, AMES attained the following milestones:

Currently AMES employs 374 licensed aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, analysts, trainers, auditors, and support personnel, and has more than 100 positions open delivering on its promises to provide local employment after ABX Air’s restructuring due to the reduced demands of its then primary customer, DHL. The Company offers two options for medical health care coverage, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, a paid time off program, a 401k program, as well as additional benefits.

“We were fortunate to receive support from the State of Ohio when we opened back in May,” said Templeton. “We were able to utilize this funding for on-the-job training being offered to displaced Air Park employees.”

The AMES web site – – showcases its capabilities, complete with lists of services and contact numbers. Additionally, all applications for AMES open positions are taken on-line. Prospective employees can browse the site, find out more about AMES and send their applications in for consideration.

“We offer a professional environment and value our relationships with our customers, our employees, and our vendors,” said Templeton. “Honest two-way communication and an emphasis on teamwork and quality are helping us to develop great teams and businesses to support the worldwide aircraft industry.”

Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, Inc., is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG). AMES is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider with a demonstrated record of providing reliable, cost-effective aircraft maintenance and engineering services. More detail on the Heavy Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Engineering & Manufacturing, Component Repair and Overhaul, and Material Sales lines of business are available at

ATSG is a leading provider of air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through five principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides air cargo lift, aircraft leasing, aircraft maintenance services, airport ground services, fuel management, specialized transportation management, and air charter brokerage services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc., Air Transport International, LLC; Capital Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; LGSTX Services, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see

Brady T. Templeton
General Manager
Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, Inc.
office: 937.366.2047