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AUG-SEP 2018

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50 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY Bartolome Ferriol, 33, Shi Manager, AAR Aircra Services Miami Since Bartolome Ferriol was a child, his uncle, an AMT, took him to the airport frequently and he’s liked aircraft since then. Ferriol’s mentor is Ramses Perez, current vice president of operations at AAR. He received training at George T. Baker Aviation school and has taken advanced training in several aircraft types along with leadership training. His career has included several companies in Florida including MIA Executive Aviation, Commercial Jet Inc., Gulfstream International Airlines, Alpha-Tech Aviation, and American Airlines. Currently he is shift manager at AAR Aircraft Services Miami, responsible for the operations, organization, and planning of 12 project managers, avionics and interior department with a total workforce of 215 employees, ensuring productivity, and most importantly employee safety. Nominated by Vicky Sokolowski, Director Field HR, AAR Aircraft Services: “As a shift manager Bartolome is responsible for managing 12 crews and supporting departments with an overall daily average of 215 employees, ensuring each project has the required manpower to reach the assigned goals. The most important goal for him in his current assignment as shift manager at AAR is to build a strong motivated crew that works well as a team on his shift as well as the day and midnight shift to achieve our customer and AAR goals. With time and experience he can move on to become a director of maintenance at one of AAR’s repair stations. His long- term goal is to develop his management skills through training and experience followed by obtaining a degree in maintenance management. This degree can help him grow within any organization to reach an executive position where he can continue to give the best of himself while achieving great results through innovative ideas. He also mentors and trains the junior technicians to ensure they understand the importance and criticality of the function of an aircraft maintenance technician in this industry.” To give back to the industry, he shares his “knowledge and experience with the incoming future AMTs, ensuring they develop the skills and responsibilities that come with this profession.” He also preaches safety, compliance, and ownership to “keep the integrity of this small world of aviation maintenance technicians to the highest possible.” Ferriol’s goal is to continue acquiring experience to continue growing within the AAR organization. Garret Fischer, 35, Lead Aircra Maintenance Technician, West Star Aviation, East Alton, IL Originally Garret Fischer signed up with the Navy through the delayed entry program and was given the job of aircraft mechanic. But a baseball injury derailed that plan and after he healed he attended Southwestern Illinois College’s AMT program. His father was a mentor as he was the one that directed him to the local college with an aviation maintenance program. He worked for Jet Aviation in Cahokia, IL, as a technician, engine shop lead, and engine shop supervisor. Currently he is lead, aircraft maintenance technician at West Star Aviation. He organizes and assigns work to team members, ensures work is completed efficiently, provides guidance and keeps projects on track in regards to safety, hours, and schedule. He has received advanced training on the Honeywell RE220 Series APU, P&WC JT15D series hot section inspection, Honeywell 131-9 (A) APU and HTF series (AS907) Turbofan, Rolls-Royce BR710-A2-20, GE CF34-3A1/3B and CFM56-7B line maintenance. Nominated by Matthew Harter, Instructor, Southwestern Illinois College: “Garret has been immersed in aviation, especially turbine engines, since his first day of A&P school in 2002. After completion of the indepth, one-year A&P program at Southwestern Illinois College, Garret hit the ground running in the workforce. He first worked for AVMATS in O’Fallon, MO, in its engine overhaul facility. After a few years, he took his new skill set to Jet Aviation in Cahokia, IL. He quickly adapted to the pace of working on the floor rather than the overhaul shop. He excelled on the engines for the Bombardier line of aircraft as well as engines for Gulfstreams, Falcons, and Hawkers. Within in a short amount of time he became the manager of the engine shop. In 2017, looking for a new challenge, Garret moved to West Star Aviation in Alton, IL. In his short time there, he has become an integral part of the Bombardier team. Using the wealth of knowledge he has gained at several factory training schools, he has been a key resource on the engine side of operations.” In regards to giving back to the industry, he shares his experiences, good and bad, in order to help educate others and make the maintenance world more knowledgeable. Fischer’s career goals are pretty simple, “I would like to be a go-to person for assistance in resolving aircraft-related problems. Whether that is in a management type role, a technical adviser, or a senior mechanic who travels to the customer during scheduled or unscheduled events. My main goal at the end of the day is to deliver a quality product.”

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