ATI’s Senior Vice President, Mr. Alex Thagard stated “Although we have been routinely communicating with the Mexican Air Force (FAM) over the past year, Aero Turbine was honored to meet face-to-face with Mexican military leadership in Mexico to discuss areas of mutual interest. The U.S. and Mexico share a close partnership that ensures we can stand together and build upon our existing security cooperation efforts. Our mutual interests and discussions at the FAMEX strengthened the ATI relationship with the FAM and enhanced common understanding of shared challenges and future opportunities to support the FAM F-5F fleet and their J85-21 engines.”
Ambassador Ken Salazar, the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) were integral in supporting ATI’s export initiatives in advance of the show and on site.
Aero Turbine, Inc., (ATI) is the most experienced worldwide provider of GE J85 engine overhauls, repairs, and modifications supporting the Department of Defense and foreign allies for over 40 years, with a corporate headquarters and repair facilities located at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK). ATI is the only company in the world approved by the USAF to repair the whole J85-21 engine, and current sole source supplier for Management of Items Subject to Repair (MISTR) contract supporting all USAF/USN T-38C aircraft.